Use iPhone as an iPod Touch

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

  1. Cobalt50 macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2015
    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 65816


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    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


    Oct 28, 2015
    The SIM card thing is key though. If you don't do this messages and FaceTime just won't work.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    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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