How to Activate iPhone 4

Unarguably, the best smart phone to have been launched in recent times, the Apple iPhone 4 is truly a phenomenal product by Apple Computers. If you are planning to buy the new Apple iPhone 4G, it is essential that you know how to activate it.

How do you activate an iPhone 4 without a SIM card? First of all, you need to know that you cannot activate the iPhone 4G, if you do not have an AT&T SIM card, with a subscription plan. That is because AT&T is the default service provider for the iPhone in USA, currently. The activation is also tied in with the AT&T subscription. For those who are curious about activating the iPhone 4 without SIM, know that it is not possible currently, unless you have a factory unlocked phone.

So, after you buy an iPhone, you will need to get an AT&T subscription SIM card to begin with activation. Without iTunes, iPhone activation is not possible. You need the iTunes to get the phone activated as the whole process has been made to be iTunes centric.

How to Activate iPhone 4G?

For activating the iPhone 4, you will firstly need the latest version of Apple iTunes installed on your computer. You can download the application directly from the Apple computers website, if you don’t have it. As already mentioned, get an AT&T subscription, with the kind of call and texting plan you need. Get the SIM card and install it into your iPhone. You can also use an existing subscription with AT&T to activate the iPhone. Without installing the SIM card inside, the activation process won’t run. So get the SIM installed inside and switch on the iPhone. The screen will say ‘Connect to iTunes’.

Switch on your computer and get the iTunes application running. To transfer data and activate your iPhone 4G, you will need to use the USB cable (that comes with the device) to connect it with your computer. The moment you make the connection, iTunes will recognize the iPhone 4 connected with your computer and the activation process will begin.

You will be shown the terms and conditions page, which you must agree with, to move ahead. You will be asked for the Apple ID and password next, which you use to purchase music on the iTunes store. If you don’t have one, create an account and enter the required information to go ahead with activation.

Next, your personal details and billing details will be displayed, which you must check and save to move ahead. With that the activation will be complete and your iPhone 4 will restart automatically. Then you can go ahead and configure the iPhone for use.

You will get a confirmation about activation from AT&T, if it’s a new subscription. This concludes the procedure for iPhone 4 activation. If you are wondering how long does it take to activate iPhone 4, know that it is just a few minutes. This sets you free to use all the wide range of iPhone applications.