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    Apple iPhone 5s

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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 26

    Slide your finger right on the display.
    Press Unlock.

    Step 2 of 26

    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 26

    Press the required language.

    Step 4 of 26

    Press the required country or area.

    Step 5 of 26

    To activate your mobile phone using WLAN:
    Press the required WLAN or Choose another network.
    Follow the instructions on the display to connect to the required WLAN.

    Step 6 of 26

    To activate your mobile phone using the mobile network:
    Press Use Mobile Connection.

    Step 7 of 26

    Press Enable Location Services or Disable Location Services.

    Step 8 of 26

    If you select Disable Location Services:

    Step 9 of 26

    Press OK.

    Step 10 of 26

    If it's the first time you use an iPhone:
    Press Set Up as New iPhone and go to step 5a.

    Step 11 of 26

    If you've used an iPhone before and want to restore previous content from an iCloud backup:
    Press Restore from iCloud Backup and go to step 5b.

    Step 12 of 26

    If you've used an iPhone before and want to restore previous content from an iTunes backup:
    Press Restore from iTunes Backup and go to step 5c.

    Step 13 of 26

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

    Step 14 of 26

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

    Step 15 of 26

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

    Step 16 of 26

    Press Don't Use.
    Follow the instructions on the display to activate your mobile phone.

    Step 17 of 26

    Press Apple ID and key in the username for your Apple ID.

    Step 18 of 26

    Press Password and key in the password for your Apple ID.

    Step 19 of 26

    Press Next.
    Follow the instructions on the display to log on to iCloud.

    Step 20 of 26

    Press the required backup.
    Your mobile phone restores the contents of the selected backup.
    Follow the instructions on the display to activate your mobile phone.

    Step 21 of 26

    Start the program iTunes on your computer.

    Step 22 of 26

    Connect the data cable to the socket at the bottom of your mobile phone and to your computer's USB port.

    Step 23 of 26

    Click Restore from this backup.

    Step 24 of 26

    Click the drop down list next to "Restore from this backup".

    Step 25 of 26

    Click the required backup.

    Step 26 of 26

    Click Continue.
    Your mobile phone restores the contents of the selected backup.

    1. Enter PIN

    Slide your finger right on the display.
    Press Unlock.
    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

    Press the required language.
    Press the required country or area.

    3. Select connection type

    To activate your mobile phone using WLAN:
    Press the required WLAN or Choose another network.
    Follow the instructions on the display to connect to the required WLAN.
    To activate your mobile phone using the mobile network:
    Press Use Mobile Connection.

    4. Activate or deactivate location services

    Press Enable Location Services or Disable Location Services.
    If you select Disable Location Services:
    Press OK.

    5. Select option

    If it's the first time you use an iPhone:
    Press Set Up as New iPhone and go to step 5a.
    If you've used an iPhone before and want to restore previous content from an iCloud backup:
    Press Restore from iCloud Backup and go to step 5b.
    If you've used an iPhone before and want to restore previous content from an iTunes backup:
    Press Restore from iTunes Backup and go to step 5c.

    6. 5a - "Set Up as New iPhone"

    To activate your mobile phone using an existing Apple ID:
    Press Sign In with Your 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 Don't Use.
    Follow the instructions on the display to activate your mobile phone.

    7. 5b - Restore from iCloud Backup"

    Press Apple ID and key in the username for your Apple ID.
    Press Password and key in the password for your Apple ID.
    Press Next.
    Follow the instructions on the display to log on to iCloud.
    Press the required backup.
    Your mobile phone restores the contents of the selected backup.
    Follow the instructions on the display to activate your mobile phone.

    8. 5c - "Restore from iTunes Backup"

    Start the program iTunes on your computer.
    Connect the data cable to the socket at the bottom of your mobile phone and to your computer's USB port.
    Click Restore from this backup.
    Click the drop down list next to "Restore from this backup".
    Click the required backup.
    Click Continue.
    Your mobile phone restores the contents of the selected backup.

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