Use iPhone as an iPod Touch

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Cobalt50, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Cobalt50 macrumors member

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    If I buy an iPhone but discontinue cell service, can I use the iPhone as I would an iPod Touch? Seems like I could but maybe there's a catch. I've never owned an iPhone.
     
  2. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, you need a sim card to activate an iPhone, but once it's active you can always take out the sim and use it as a wifi only device.
     
  3. Jal217 macrumors regular

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    The SIM card thing is key though. If you don't do this messages and FaceTime just won't work.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    That's incorrect. FaceTime and iMessage will work over Wifi. I have a 6s Plus, using wifi only and it works both ways with iMessage and FaceTime. It obviously has to be an iPhone to iPhone.
     

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