How to Activate Your iPhone 4

By on Dec 25, 2010 at 12:34 pm

If you’ve been a good this year and received a new shiny iPhone 4 for Christmas, then follow our guide to find out how to activate your iPhone 4. Note the iPhone 4 uses a miniSim card that you will need to pick up from an AT&T store in order to activate. There is no charge for this.

How to Activate Your iPhone 4

1) Download and install (or update to) the latest version of iTunes.

2) Connect your iPhone 4 to your PC or MAC using the provided USB 16 pin cable and follow the on-screen instructions. They will ask you to name your phone, sync data, etc. Note if you have a lot of media it may take a while for the first sync.

3) Activate the iPhone 4 online via either or by calling 1-866-895-1099 from a different phone. Note: you will need to provide the wireless number that you would like to activate as well as the account holder’s social security number and zip code. Activation may take a few minutes.

4) Fire up your new phone and make a test call. Then set up your visual voicemail box by touching the green phone icon, the voicemail icon on the right, and select set up. You will then create a passcode (make it easy) and be able to use a default or custom greeting.

And you’re done! Of course you’ll want to load up on new apps so make sure you check out our top 10 best free apps and top 10 best 99 cent apps.

Other helpful guides include:

How to use Facetime over 3G
How to use Facetime on an iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4th generation
How to enable orientation lock on iOS
How to use gmail push notifications with Yahoo mail
How to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
How to tether your iPhone or iPad
How to set up Airprint with iOS 4.2


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