How to Activate iPhone without SIM Card or WiFi (Guide with Steps)

Activate iPhone without SIM Card: There are so many people facing iPhone activation problem without SIM card. After buying a non-activated iPhone you will see iPhone activation screen. This is a main negative aspect that iPhone doesn’t activate without a SIM while other Smartphone does.

Activate iPhone without SIM Card

But the question is can we ON an iPhone without SIM card? Indeed, there is some tweak you should do as the solution isn’t straightforward. But every problem comes with a solution. There are some ways by which you can activate iPhone without SIM card.


Activate iPhone without SIM Card

Here are two easy ways to which you can easily activate your existing iPhone –

Method 1

This is a simple method to get your phone activated. First of all, click on the Home button of your phone. You will get three options i.e. Emergency callStart over and Cancel. You have to click on Emergency call. Then type 112and dial. Once you dial the number, then instantly press the power button on your iPhone. You will get some pop-ups, no need to do with that simply click Cancel. After this all, end the call.

Task accomplished. You will get your iPhone home screen which is ready to work.

Method 2

Another way of activation is that you have to connect your device to a PC and complete the activation process through iTunes application.

To do the same you should follow the steps given below –

  • You have to download the latest version of iTunes onto your PC. Go to There you will find iTunes link, just click to download.
  • Through an iPhone compatible USB cable, you have to connect your non-activated iPhone to your PC.
  • Now you have iTunes program installed on your PC. You just need to double-click on it for launching. You will get some instruction just follow them to activate your iPhone. After finishing activation of program your iPhone will sidestep the activation screen.

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Try these simple steps for activating your Apple device without using a Sim Card. It should work in any country regardless of any limitations. So no matter you are living in United States, Canada, France, Germany or Japan, just try the above-mentioned steps to get your iPhone ON if you don’t have any SIM card.


This guide works for all iPhone models, although we have given list of compatibility –

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 1st Gen

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So that’s how the activation of iPhone without SIM card works.

Yogesh Patel: Yogesh Khetani is a famous Tech Blogger who loves to be surrounded by tech gadgets. So obviously, we can see his contribution here in that field. He also contributes to Now I am Updated website.