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Program your Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Last Updated: Sep 30, 2016

Steps to activate your Apple iPhone 7 Plus

  • 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. Tap to select a language.
    3. Tap to select a country or region.
    4. 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. The option to Use Cellular Connection appears after several minutes.
    5. Your device will activate.
    6. Tap to enable or disable Location Services.
    7. Follow the prompts to set up Touch ID.
    8. Follow the prompts to create a Passcode.
    9. Tap an Apps & Data option.
    10. Enter your Apple ID credentials and tap Next.
      • If you do not have an Apple ID, tap Don't have an Apple ID or forgot it, then tap Create a Free Apple ID and follow the prompts, or visit
    11. Read the Terms and Conditions and tap Agree.
    12. Read the Apple Pay message, then tap Next.
    13. Follow the prompts to add a card to Apple Pay or tap Set Up Later in Wallet.
    14. Tap an iCloud Keychain option.
    15. Tap an option for Siri.
    16. Tap a Diagnostics option.
    17. Read the Meet the New Home Button prompt and tap an option.
    18. Read the Display Zoom prompt and tap to choose a display option.
    19. Tap Next.
    20. Tap Get Started.
    21. 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 7 Plus, make an appointment at a nearby Sprint Store for assistance getting your device programmed.

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