Program your Apple iPhone 4s

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2014

Steps to activate your Apple iPhone 4s

  • Hands free activation

    If this is the first time activating your device, hands free activation automatically starts when you power it on for the first time.

    1. With your phone powered off, press and hold the Power key.
    2. Swipe to the right to unlock the screen and start the setup process.
    3. Tap the preferred language.
    4. Tap the preferred country or region.
    5. Tap the preferred activation method:
      • To activate using a Wi-Fi connection, tap the preferred Wi-Fi network, enter the network Password, and then tap Join.
      • To activate using a cellular connection, tap Use Cellular Connection.
    6. Your Apple iPhone activates.
    7. Tap the preferred Location Services option.
    8. Tap the preferred setup option.
    9. Tap Sign In with Your Apple ID.
    10. Enter your Apple ID credentials and tap Next.
    11. Read the Terms and Conditions and tap Agree.
    12. Read the Terms and Conditions message and tap Agree.
    13. Tap the preferred iCloud option.
    14. If necessary, tap the preferred Find My Phone option.
    15. Read the iCloud Drive message, then tap an option.
    16. If prompted, tap Continue.
    17. Place a finger or thumb on the home key to set up Touch ID.
    18. Follow the prompts to set up Touch ID, then tap Continue.
    19. Enter a four-digit passcode.
    20. Re-enter the four-digit passcode to confirm.
    21. Tap an option for iCloud Keychain.
    22. If necessary, tap the preferred Siri option and tap Next.
    23. Tap the preferred Diagnostics option and tap Next.
    24. Tap an option for Display Zoom.
    25. To confirm you Display Zoom level, tap Next.
    26. Tap Get Started.
    27. Your Apple iPhone is ready to be used.

    Note: If hands free activation fails, continue to the next guide.

  • Update the data profile

    If this is not the first time activating your device, or hands free activation did not complete successfully, update the data profile.

    1. From the home screen, tap Phone.
    2. On the keypad, dial ##873283# and tap Call.
    3. Tap OK.
    4. Your device searches for profile updates and installs them.
    5. Tap OK.
    6. Press the Home key.
    7. You've now updated the data profile.

If you are having trouble activating your Apple iPhone 4s, make an appointment at a nearby Sprint Store for assistance getting your device programmed.

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