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Program your Apple iPhone 4s

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2015

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 device powered off, press and hold the Power key.
    2. Swipe to begin the setup.
    3. Tap the preferred language.
    4. Tap the correct 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 iTunes, tap Connect to iTunes.
      • To activate using a cellular connection, tap Use Cellular Connection. The option to Use Cellular Connection appears after several minutes.
    6. Your device will activate.
    7. Tap the preferred Location Services.
    8. Follow the prompts to create a Passcode.
    9. Tap the preferred Apps & Data option.
    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 Next.
    14. Tap an iCloud Keychain option.
    15. Tap an option for Siri.
    16. Tap a Diagnostics option.
    17. Tap an App Analytics option.
    18. Tap Get Started.
    19. 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.

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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