Verizon switch back and forth phones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DSQPackers, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. DSQPackers macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2017
    Hi-- I have a wonderful $$$ 7 plus, and was just given a functional but beaten-up SE. I would like to use the 7plus most of the time—but swap the account to the little phone perhaps 1 day a week. For example, going out on a weekend night where i don’t care so much if the phone gets stolen or damaged etc.) But then swap it back in the morning. Lets say once a week.

    Has anyone done this? Is would it work without too much hassle? Thanks
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I dont think you'll have any problems.
    Just switch the sims back and forth.
    They both use the same iphone data plan so you should be ok.
  3. cbreze macrumors 6502a


    Nov 26, 2014
    Easy if the sims are the same size and I guess they are?
    I move between phones all the time on Verizon.
  4. DSQPackers thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2017
    Thanks. I don't need to even tell verizon i'm doing it? Just swap sims and everything should work?

    And if they are both signed in with the same apple ID would all the messages etc etc by synced anyway?

  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Correct. Verizon doesn't need to know that you're rotating the SIM card in an out of other devices. I do this frequently between my other iPhones.

    But just to avoid any issues with the SIM card and iPhone communicating. Do the following:

    1. Disable Wifi, then power down both iPhones.

    2. With the iPhones powered off, Switch the SIM card to the device of your choice.

    3. Power on iPhone. Do not enable Wifi immediately, this allows the iPhone to briefly initialize.

    4. After approximately a minute, then enable Wifi if desired.
  6. HallStevenson macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2012
    You can do it online and don't have to swap SIMs. Well, in your case, since the SE didn't belong to you (wasn't on your account), there may be some extra steps the first time. We have Verizon and I recently switched phones. My wife had a 6+ and got a 7+. I went online, picked my line, and picked the "upgrade device" option or similar wording. There will be an option for 'bring your own device' and then you can picked "previously activated phone" and from there, I picked my wife's phone. Shut down both phones, finish the steps, and turn on the newly activated phone and it's done.

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