2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 26, 2011 8:37 AM by lightower
lightower Level 1 (0 points)

Selling my iphone .


Went into settings and set back to factory settings and removed the SIM to use in another phone. The other phone is fine but was wondering if it's normal for the iphone without a SIM to only show the keypad / Emergency Call with a small lock on the top middle. In other words, you are not able to go into the IOS and use it for anything ( ipod ) check settings etc without a SIM ? Is this normal ?

iPhone 4, iOS 4.3.3
  • gdgmacguy Level 7 (20,535 points)

    This is normal.  In order to use an iPhone as an iPod without a SIM, it first needs to be activated with a SIM in place (doesn't need to be an activated SIM).  Once the phone is activated, the SIM can be removed. 


    Keep in mind, any iOS upgrade to the phone will require the insertion of a SIM card.  Best is just to leave a deactivated SIM in the phone permanently.

  • lightower Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks g