How to Activate iPhone without SIM Card

How to activate iPhone without SIM Card? It is a truth acknowledged that iPhone can't be used without plugging a SIM Card. Unlike other kinds of smartphone which allow users to launch apps and do other operations, iPhone users aren't able to use iPhone without SIM Card. However, it is possible to apply your iPhone device in spite of lacking SIM Card. How? Here are the detailed tutorials for you.


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Tutorial1 : How to Activate iPhone without SIM Card


Step 1. Turn on your iPhone device


Step 2. Press on the "Home" button


Step 3. Tap on "Emergency" and then dial 112 or 999 to make a call


Step 4. Hit on the "Power" button immediately to disconnect the call


Step 4. Tap "Cancel" when you a pop-up window and then you will see your iPhone is activated and ready to be used.


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Note: You should pay attention to cutting the emergency call in time since you don't need to really make the call.


Tutorial 2. How to Activate iPhone without SIM Card by Using iTunes


Step 1. Get the latest version of iTunes downloaded and installed


Step 2. Open your iTunes on PC or Mac


Step 3. Plug iPhone into the computer


Step 4. Select your iPhone device and then you will see the Activate screen in iTunes


Step 5. Enter your Apple ID and password


Step 6. Click on the "Continue" button


how to activate iPhone without SIM


Apart from SIM card lacking, your iPhone may disable to activate after your upgrade iOS to the latest version - iOS 11. Do you know how to fix this problem? If don't, you can take a few minutes to read the following contents. We will present several solutions for you to empower your iPhone again.


Assuming that you can't activate iPhone after iOS 11 update, please try the succeeding solutions.


Solution 1. Retry to Activate after Waiting


Apple's activation server may shut down because too many users waiting for activation. When you are prompted by the message saying "Cannot activate because activation server is temporarily not available". You can wait a while and then try to activate your iPhone once more.


Solution 2. Debug Your Wi-Fi Network Connection


There are two networks for you to choose: cellular and Wi-Fi. You are supposed to check the stability of the connecting Network. And we recommend to use Wi-Fi during the activating process.


Solution 3. Reset Your iPhone


You need to press and hold down the "Power" button and "Home" button. Release both buttons when the Apple logo appears.


Solution 4. Release the Activation Lock in iCloud


Turn off your device to make it offline > Go to and sign in with your Apple ID > Open Find My iPhone > Confirm your password > Select All Devices > Select the device that can't be activated > Choose Remove from Account > Turn on your iPhone and activate it again.


Above are all solutions on how to activate iPhone without SIM card and how to activate iPhone after iOS 11 upgrade. If you have different opinions, please share them in the comment areas.