Recently we have received many requests asking how to bypass the SIM activation on an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus. In fact, it doesn’t matter what the device model is, when activating a new phone or a pre-owned Apple device, most people would find themselves troubled by a SIM card activation process. If you now own a device that requires a SIM activation but you don’t have the SIM card provided by the particular carrier, then being able to bypass SIM activation is an important skill to have. So in today’s article, we will have a look at how to bypass SIM activation on an iPhone 6/6plus without SIM card with iTunes, as well as other effective tools and methods.

Part 1: What is SIM Card Activation for iPhone?

First of all, not all iPhone devices need SIM card activation. SIM card activation is an essential step if your iPhone is associated with a particular carrier. To use such iPhone for the first time, you must insert the SIM card provided by the particular carrier and let the carrier verify whether you are allowed to use the device. However, if you don’t have a SIM card provided by the carrier, bypassing SIM activation becomes an important step.

Be noted that a SIM activaton requirement is different from activation lock. An activation lock would also require you to activate the iPhone before you can get into the device. However, when locked out by activation lock, you need to activate the device not with a SIM card, but with the Apple ID that is tied to the current iPhone. If you cannot activate your iPhone with the Apple ID, you can use iMyFone iBypasser to bypass the activation process.

Now let’s see how to bypass SIM activation on iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus without a SIM card. There are numerous ways to bypass SIM activation on iPhone 6/6 plus. Below are 2 of the best solutions to this issue that have been tested and proved effective.

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Part 2: How to Bypass SIM Activation on iPhone 6/6 plus with R-SIM/ X-SIM?

R-SIM/ X-SIM are products that allow you to bypass the SIM activation easily. For this to work you will need to follow the below method.

Step 1: Purchase a R-SIM or X-SIM and insert it into your iPhone 6 or 6 plus. Once you have done this a number of mobile providers will pop up.
Step 2: Select the preferred provider from the list in front of you and then continue. If you do not see the provider you want from the list, then select the “input imsi” option from the list and continue.
Step 3: Once you are asked for a 7-digit carrier code, provide the code that is relevant to the imsi you have selected.
Step 4: Then select the preferred unlocking mode from the list of options. After that, the device will then take some time to process your request.


This method is a great option for those who can easily access an R or X-SIM or someone who is fairly competent in dealing with such technology. However, it may not work for everyone and if it does not work then you will have to jailbreak the device.


  • You can find detailed instructions online to help you with the process.


  • Not easy to operate for everyone.
  • Requires extra purchase of the R-SIM or X-SIM card.

Part 3: How to Bypass SIM Activation on iPhone 6/6 plus with iTunes?

In fact, you can actually activate your iPhone with iTunes. If your iPhone is a CDMA device or if your device is provided by the allowed carrier,

Step 1: You will need to have the latest version of iTunes downloaded onto your computer before you start. If you do not have iTunes, then you will need to download it from the Apple website and if you do have it then you may need to update it.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone 6 or 6 plus to your computer with iTunes running using the Apple USB cable provided to you with the phone. It is best to use an Apple made and certified cable as this will give the fastest results and best connectivity.

Step 3: Once your phone has connected to iTunes, choose “Set up as new iPhone”, and then iTunes will walk you through a step by step guide as to how to activate your phone.

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Overall, this method is a good one as almost everyone has iTunes and even if you do not the download is very simple. The method is also very easy and does not require much prior knowledge.


  • iTunes is easy to access.
  • You will have a clear step-to-step guide.


  • Only work with some carriers or CDMA models.
  • Personal details are required.

If you find yourself troubled by the SIM activation problem on your iPhone device, then bypassing a SIM activation is an important skill to have if you want to have access to your device. This guide covers a wide range of methods to do so each with their own merits and drawbacks. Regardless of which method you choose, it is important to get the issue sorted as it will allow you to use your iPhone 6/6 plus optimally.