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    Apple iPhone 3GS

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    How to activate your mobile phone

    You need to activate your mobile phone before using it for the first time and also when you've restored the factory default settings. You need to insert your SIM card and turn on your mobile phone before using it for the first time.

    Step 1 of 24

    Press Déverrouiller.

    Step 2 of 24

    Key in your PIN and press OK.
    If your mobile phone rejects the SIM card:
    Contact your distributor or service provider where you bought your mobile phone.

    Step 3 of 24

    To change language:
    Press the required language.

    Step 4 of 24

    Press arrow right.

    Step 5 of 24

    To change country or area:
    Press Show More....

    Step 6 of 24

    Press the required country or area.

    Step 7 of 24

    Press Next.

    Step 8 of 24

    Press Enable Location Services or Disable Location Services.

    Step 9 of 24

    Press Next.

    Step 10 of 24

    If you select Disable Location Services:

    Step 11 of 24

    Press OK.

    Step 12 of 24

    Activate your mobile phone using iTunes, go to 3a.
    Activate your mobile phone without using iTunes, go to 3b.

    Step 13 of 24

    Press Connect to iTunes.

    Step 14 of 24

    Press Continue.

    Step 15 of 24

    Start the program iTunes on your computer.

    Step 16 of 24

    Connect the data cable to the phone socket and to your computer's USB port.
    If it's the first time you activate your mobile phone:
    Follow the instructions on the screen to log on using your Apple ID and activate your mobile phone.
    If you've used an iPhone before and have backed up the phone memory using iTunes, you will, during the activation process, have a chance to restore an iTunes backup.
    When the activation is complete, the screen shows that your mobile phone is ready for use.

    Step 17 of 24

    Press the required WLAN or Other....
    Follow the instructions on the display to connect to the required WLAN.

    Step 18 of 24

    Press Next.

    Step 19 of 24

    Press Set Up as New iPhone.

    Step 20 of 24

    Press Next.

    Step 21 of 24

    To activate your mobile phone using an existing Apple ID:
    Press Sign In with an Apple ID.

    Step 22 of 24

    To activate your mobile phone using a new Apple ID:
    Press Create a Free Apple ID.

    Step 23 of 24

    To activate your mobile phone without an Apple ID:
    Press Skip This Step.

    Step 24 of 24

    Press Skip.
    Follow the instructions on the display to activate your mobile phone.

    1. Enter your PIN

    Press Déverrouiller.
    Key in your PIN and press OK.
    If your mobile phone rejects the SIM card:
    Contact your distributor or service provider where you bought your mobile phone.

    2. Select general settings

    To change language:
    Press the required language.
    Press arrow right.
    To change country or area:
    Press Show More....
    Press the required country or area.
    Press Next.
    Press Enable Location Services or Disable Location Services.
    Press Next.
    If you select Disable Location Services:
    Press OK.

    3. Select option

    Activate your mobile phone using iTunes, go to 3a.
    Activate your mobile phone without using iTunes, go to 3b.

    4. 3a - Activate your mobile phone using iTunes

    Press Connect to iTunes.
    Press Continue.
    Start the program iTunes on your computer.
    Connect the data cable to the phone socket and to your computer's USB port.
    If it's the first time you activate your mobile phone:
    Follow the instructions on the screen to log on using your Apple ID and activate your mobile phone.
    If you've used an iPhone before and have backed up the phone memory using iTunes, you will, during the activation process, have a chance to restore an iTunes backup.
    When the activation is complete, the screen shows that your mobile phone is ready for use.

    5. 3b - Activate your mobile phone without using iTunes

    Press the required WLAN or Other....
    Follow the instructions on the display to connect to the required WLAN.
    Press Next.
    Press Set Up as New iPhone.
    Press Next.
    To activate your mobile phone using an existing Apple ID:
    Press Sign In with an Apple ID.
    To activate your mobile phone using a new Apple ID:
    Press Create a Free Apple ID.
    To activate your mobile phone without an Apple ID:
    Press Skip This Step.
    Press Skip.
    Follow the instructions on the display to activate your mobile phone.

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