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How to Activate an iPhone


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Set iPhone Language & Location
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Set iPhone Language & Location

The first step in activating your iPhone is to set the location where you'll be using it. That involves selecting the language you want the phone to work in (that is, what language will be shown onscreen) and setting your home country.

Begin by tapping on the language you want to use. With that done, tap on the country you want to use the phone in (this won't prevent you from using it in other countries if you travel or move to them, but it determines what your home country is) and tap the Next button.

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