Apple iPhone 4S (iOS5)

Apple iPhone 4S

iOS 9.0 iOS7
iOS5
If you don’t know your device’s software version, you can check it by selecting Settings > General > About.

How to guides

Activate phone

When you've restored the factory default settings, you need to activate your phone. Follow these instructions to activate your phone.

Step 1 of 27

Turn on your phone

Press and hold On/Off until your phone is turned on.

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Turn on your phone

Drag the arrow right.

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Turn on your phone

Press Unlock.

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Turn on your phone

Key in your PIN and press OK.

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Select general settings

To change language:
Press the required language.

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Select general settings

Press arrow right.

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Select general settings

To change country or area:
Press Show More....

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Select general settings

Press the required country or area.

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Select general settings

Press Next.

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Select general settings

Press Enable Location Services or Disable Location Services.

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Select general settings

Press Next.

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Select general settings

If you select Disable Location Services:

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Select general settings

Press OK.

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Select option

Activate your phone using iTunes, go to 3a.
Activate your phone without using iTunes, go to 3b.

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3a - Activate your phone using iTunes

Press Connect to iTunes.

Before you can activate your phone using iTunes, you need to install the program iTunes on your computer.
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3a - Activate your phone using iTunes

Press Continue.

Before you can activate your phone using iTunes, you need to install the program iTunes on your computer.
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3a - Activate your phone using iTunes

Start the program iTunes on your computer.

Before you can activate your phone using iTunes, you need to install the program iTunes on your computer.
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3a - Activate your phone using iTunes

Connect the data cable to the socket at the bottom of your phone and to your computer's USB port.
Follow the instructions on the screen to select synchronisation settings.

Before you can activate your phone using iTunes, you need to install the program iTunes on your computer.
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3a - Activate your phone using iTunes

Select Done.
After a moment, the screen shows that your phone is ready for use.

Before you can activate your phone using iTunes, you need to install the program iTunes on your computer.
Step 20 of 27

3b - Activate your phone without using iTunes

Press the required Wi-Fi network or Other....
Follow the instructions on the display to connect to the required Wi-Fi network.

If it's the first time you use your phone, select Set Up as New iPhone.
If you've used the phone before and want to restore the contents of your phone, select Restore from iCloud Backup. Restore from iCloud Backup is only available if you've backed up the phone memory. Click here for information on how to back up the phone memory.
Step 21 of 27

3b - Activate your phone without using iTunes

Press Next.

If it's the first time you use your phone, select Set Up as New iPhone.
If you've used the phone before and want to restore the contents of your phone, select Restore from iCloud Backup. Restore from iCloud Backup is only available if you've backed up the phone memory. Click here for information on how to back up the phone memory.
Step 22 of 27

3b - Activate your phone without using iTunes

Press Set Up as New iPhone.

If it's the first time you use your phone, select Set Up as New iPhone.
If you've used the phone before and want to restore the contents of your phone, select Restore from iCloud Backup. Restore from iCloud Backup is only available if you've backed up the phone memory. Click here for information on how to back up the phone memory.
Step 23 of 27

3b - Activate your phone without using iTunes

Press Next.

If it's the first time you use your phone, select Set Up as New iPhone.
If you've used the phone before and want to restore the contents of your phone, select Restore from iCloud Backup. Restore from iCloud Backup is only available if you've backed up the phone memory. Click here for information on how to back up the phone memory.
Step 24 of 27

3b - Activate your phone without using iTunes

To activate your phone using an existing Apple ID:
Press Sign In with an Apple ID.

If it's the first time you use your phone, select Set Up as New iPhone.
If you've used the phone before and want to restore the contents of your phone, select Restore from iCloud Backup. Restore from iCloud Backup is only available if you've backed up the phone memory. Click here for information on how to back up the phone memory.
Step 25 of 27

3b - Activate your phone without using iTunes

To activate your phone using a new Apple ID:
Press Create a Free Apple ID.

If it's the first time you use your phone, select Set Up as New iPhone.
If you've used the phone before and want to restore the contents of your phone, select Restore from iCloud Backup. Restore from iCloud Backup is only available if you've backed up the phone memory. Click here for information on how to back up the phone memory.
Step 26 of 27

3b - Activate your phone without using iTunes

To activate your phone without an Apple ID:
Press Skip This Step.

If it's the first time you use your phone, select Set Up as New iPhone.
If you've used the phone before and want to restore the contents of your phone, select Restore from iCloud Backup. Restore from iCloud Backup is only available if you've backed up the phone memory. Click here for information on how to back up the phone memory.
Step 27 of 27

3b - Activate your phone without using iTunes

Press Skip.
Follow the instructions on the display to activate your phone.

If it's the first time you use your phone, select Set Up as New iPhone.
If you've used the phone before and want to restore the contents of your phone, select Restore from iCloud Backup. Restore from iCloud Backup is only available if you've backed up the phone memory. Click here for information on how to back up the phone memory.

1. Turn on your phone

Press and hold On/Off until your phone is turned on.
Drag the arrow right.
Press Unlock.
Key in your PIN and press OK.

2. Select general settings

To change language:
Press the required language.
Press arrow right.
To change country or area:
Press Show More....
Press the required country or area.
Press Next.
Press Enable Location Services or Disable Location Services.
Press Next.
If you select Disable Location Services:
Press OK.

3. Select option

Activate your phone using iTunes, go to 3a.
Activate your phone without using iTunes, go to 3b.

4. 3a - Activate your phone using iTunes

Press Connect to iTunes.
Before you can activate your phone using iTunes, you need to install the program iTunes on your computer.
Press Continue.
Before you can activate your phone using iTunes, you need to install the program iTunes on your computer.
Start the program iTunes on your computer.
Before you can activate your phone using iTunes, you need to install the program iTunes on your computer.
Connect the data cable to the socket at the bottom of your phone and to your computer's USB port.
Follow the instructions on the screen to select synchronisation settings.
Before you can activate your phone using iTunes, you need to install the program iTunes on your computer.
Select Done.
After a moment, the screen shows that your phone is ready for use.
Before you can activate your phone using iTunes, you need to install the program iTunes on your computer.

5. 3b - Activate your phone without using iTunes

Press the required Wi-Fi network or Other....
Follow the instructions on the display to connect to the required Wi-Fi network.
If it's the first time you use your phone, select Set Up as New iPhone.
If you've used the phone before and want to restore the contents of your phone, select Restore from iCloud Backup. Restore from iCloud Backup is only available if you've backed up the phone memory. Click here for information on how to back up the phone memory.
Press Next.
If it's the first time you use your phone, select Set Up as New iPhone.
If you've used the phone before and want to restore the contents of your phone, select Restore from iCloud Backup. Restore from iCloud Backup is only available if you've backed up the phone memory. Click here for information on how to back up the phone memory.
Press Set Up as New iPhone.
If it's the first time you use your phone, select Set Up as New iPhone.
If you've used the phone before and want to restore the contents of your phone, select Restore from iCloud Backup. Restore from iCloud Backup is only available if you've backed up the phone memory. Click here for information on how to back up the phone memory.
Press Next.
If it's the first time you use your phone, select Set Up as New iPhone.
If you've used the phone before and want to restore the contents of your phone, select Restore from iCloud Backup. Restore from iCloud Backup is only available if you've backed up the phone memory. Click here for information on how to back up the phone memory.
To activate your phone using an existing Apple ID:
Press Sign In with an Apple ID.
If it's the first time you use your phone, select Set Up as New iPhone.
If you've used the phone before and want to restore the contents of your phone, select Restore from iCloud Backup. Restore from iCloud Backup is only available if you've backed up the phone memory. Click here for information on how to back up the phone memory.
To activate your phone using a new Apple ID:
Press Create a Free Apple ID.
If it's the first time you use your phone, select Set Up as New iPhone.
If you've used the phone before and want to restore the contents of your phone, select Restore from iCloud Backup. Restore from iCloud Backup is only available if you've backed up the phone memory. Click here for information on how to back up the phone memory.
To activate your phone without an Apple ID:
Press Skip This Step.
If it's the first time you use your phone, select Set Up as New iPhone.
If you've used the phone before and want to restore the contents of your phone, select Restore from iCloud Backup. Restore from iCloud Backup is only available if you've backed up the phone memory. Click here for information on how to back up the phone memory.
Press Skip.
Follow the instructions on the display to activate your phone.
If it's the first time you use your phone, select Set Up as New iPhone.
If you've used the phone before and want to restore the contents of your phone, select Restore from iCloud Backup. Restore from iCloud Backup is only available if you've backed up the phone memory. Click here for information on how to back up the phone memory.

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