Set Up - Set By Step - Can Anyone Explain?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by HelixOmnimedia, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. HelixOmnimedia macrumors 6502a

    HelixOmnimedia

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    Hey,

    I'm just curious about the step by step process of getting your iPhone up and running. After you take it out of the box, and you turn it on... what happens?

    I know it sound random and probably stupid, but I'd like to know.
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Charge it, turn it on, and then plug into iTunes. This will activate the phone. This is all assuming you already have service; if you don't, you'd need to remove the SIM card out of the phone and activate it.
     
  3. HelixOmnimedia thread starter macrumors 6502a

    HelixOmnimedia

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    so the phone won't actually work without it being activated?
     
  4. HelixOmnimedia thread starter macrumors 6502a

    HelixOmnimedia

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    Woops, should probably have said why.

    I live miles away from an Apple Store and an O2 or Orange store... nearest is about 1h45min away and its a very small 02 Store.

    I was talking to Apple online (via Store chat)... and told them this but would like to try and iPhone. They said it can be returned, but will cost a restocking fee if I open it -- which i don't mind paying, but I don't think it will - after reading all these great reviews about it.

    But won't you need to activate it with a sim card, to be able to use it. Ie... see the device turned on, browse some of the feature...ect..ect
     
  5. The General macrumors 601

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    unbox iphone
    turn on
    it turns on and says to plug into itunes to activate
    you cant use it until you activate it
     

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