When you buy a new iPhone, you need to activate it before you can use it. Activation requires inserting SIM Card. If you haven't inserted the SIM Card, then you will see the message "SIM Required" during the activation process. If you don't have a SIM Card, then don't worry; there are several ways to bypass iPhone activation without it. The ways mentioned in this article are available for iPhone X/8/7/SE/6s/6/5s/5/4s/4.
Top 3 Ways to Bypass iPhone Activation without SIM Card
Activate iPhone with iTunes
Using iTunes is one of the most effective ways to bypass iPhone activation without SIM Card. The process is quite simple as all you need to do is use iTunes and follow some simple steps.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer. Open iTunes if it didn't launch automatically.
Step 2. Choose "Set up as new iPhone" to continue.
Step 3. Once you select Continue, you will see an option called "Sync with iTunes". On that screen, click "Get Started" and then select "Sync".
Step 4. Now all you need to do is wait for the process to finish. Once it is complete, unplug your iPhone from computer and complete the activation process on your iPhone.
Activate iPhone Using Emergency Call
Another method to bypass iPhone activation without SIM Card is by using the Emergency Call feature of the device. For this to work, you will simply need to use the Emergency Call feature, but don't actually have to connect the call.
Step 1. During the iPhone activation process, when you see the "No SIM Card Installed" message, press the Home key. You will then see the option to make an emergency call.
Step 2. Here, you can use 999 or 112 to call. As soon as you dial one of these numbers, press the Power button of your iPhone and disconnect the call before it connects.
Step 3. After the above step, you will see a prompt asking you to cancel the call. Select it. Your iPhone will get activated now.
Activate iPhone Via Jailbreak
If none of the above-mentioned methods work for you, then there is one last method you can try in order to bypass iPhone activation without SIM Card. You will need to jailbreak your iPhone in order to get rid of all the activation restrictions imposed by Apple. Bypassing iPhone activation via jailbreak is used primarily for old iPhone models. You should use it as a last resort.
Jailbreaking an iPhone requires a lot of time and concentration. But once it is done, you will definitely be able to activate your iPhone without inserting the SIM Card.
There are a wide range of tools available that you can use to jailbreak your iPhone. The method to jailbreak an iPhone varies depending on the specific iPhone model.
Erase Everything from Your iPhone
If you wish to erase everything from your iPhone before selling/donating it or for some other reasons, then it is highly recommended that you use iMyFone Umate Pro. This professional iPhone data erasing software is capable of erasing all kinds of data from iPhone permanently so that no data recovery software can recover it.
How iMyFone Umate Pro Permanently Erases Data?
iMyFone Umate Pro will remove the original files in your device first, then store random data on your device storage to overwrite the deleted files. Finally, delete the files and refills data again. After such intricate removal process, recovery becomes impossible.
How to Erase Everything from Your iPhone
You can use its Erase All Data mode to erase everything from your iPhone conveniently. Here are the steps:
First, download and install iMyFone Umate Pro on your Windows or Mac computer. Please make sure Find My iPhone has been disabled.
Step 1. Launch Umate Pro and connect your iPhone.
Step 2. Select Erase All Data mode and click on Erase button.
Step 3. Set security level: choose High Level. Then click on Erase Now button.
All the data will be erased from your iPhone after the above steps.
Other Features of iMyFone Umate Pro
Erase Private Data Permanently
iMyFone Umate Pro can permanently erase messages, call history, photos, videos, safari data, notes, WhatsApp messages & attachments, Wechat messages & attachments, Kik messages & attachments, Viber messages & attachments.
Erase Deleted Files Permanently
Deleted files can be recovered if these aren't overwritten. Erase Deleted Files option in Umate Pro will fully remove previously deleted files as well as overwrite them.
Erase Third-Party App Data Permanently
Permanently delete Whatsapp, Wechat, Kik, Viber, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Snapchat, Skype, Chrome, Line, Spotify, Telegram, Firefox data to protect your privacy.
Click Free Up Space
Allows you to release space by cleaning up junk files, erasing temporary files, compressing photos losslessly or backing up and deleting the photos, deleting large files and removing unused apps in bulk.