Setup Verizon iphone 6 plus without activation?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Mrfatboy, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. Mrfatboy macrumors 6502

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    My step mother just bought an iphone 6 plus and it is being shipped directly to my house. She will be joining me for Thanksgiving (different state) and wanted it all setup for her when she arrives.

    However, she still needs to use her own flip phone until then. Is there a way to pre-configure the iphone without activating so she does not loose her flip phone service before she arrives? I was just trying to get a head start on downloading/setup all the apps she needs.
     
  2. kepler20b macrumors 6502

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    yes. when the phone arrives, remove the sim card.

    DO NOT BOOT THE PHONE

    DO NOT BOOT THE PHONE
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Take out the sim and put another sim inside to activate and get into the home screen.
    Install the apps and other things you need before you disable her old phone.
     
  4. Mrfatboy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have my verizon and telcel sim that I use for my 6 plus. My verizon 6 plus has the unlimited data plan. By putting it into the unactivated phone i'st not going to mess up the UDP, correct?

    Will I be able to create her iTunes and iCloud accounts also?
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, activating an iPhone has nothing to do with your billing features.
     
  6. jeffthemediocre macrumors newbie

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    I accidentally did this

    So have a fully functional iPhone 6, which remains unactivated....

    does this mean I can swap out the 5s anytime?


     

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