What Does Apple iPhone SIM Not Provisioned Error Means? Error Fix Guide

Apple iPhone SIM not provisioned

To activate an iPhone in order to operate the cell’s tools and run the apps, the activation of the SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card is necessary. It has a SIM card slot and the SIM information is possessed by the SIM card with the phone carrier information to create a separate or unique ID for the cell connected to your cellular carrier account.

The phone carrier is required a connection with the SIM card through iTunes with an internet access to remove the message of “SIM not provisioned” and make the activation process done. This guide works for iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5 and other iPhone models.

Here with a simple process, you can remove the error message from your phone and activate the SIM card –

Error Cause

The iPhone showing such message indicates that the cell is not able to connect the Apple server for the activation of the SIM card. It may also show “It may take some time” error message. This waiting time may extend to 70-72 hours for the completion of the activation process. Apple activation servers are overloaded sometimes, and then the iPhone activation request has to wait in a queue. For this the iPhone should be connected to the computer and the SIM card should also be properly placed with the accessible internet connection to make the activation complete.

Data contained in the SIM card

Your carrier gives you the iPhone’s SIM card, and it contains the cell number and the Carrier identification information. Your personal contacts and details are stored by the iPhone in your iCloud account and not in the SIM card.

Making SIM card accessible to the iPhone

To remove the SIM card there’s a tool in the cell. Put the tool tip into the top hole of the iPhone which will release the SIM tray. Remove the tray and take out the SIM card. Put the new SIM card in the tray and put it back into the slot. Softly push the tray and wait until iPhone clicks.

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