Setup and activation
To set up and activate iPhone, turn on iPhone and follow the Setup Assistant. The Setup Assistant
steps you through the setup process, including connecting to a Wi-Fi network, signing in with or
creating a free Apple ID, setting up iCloud, turning on recommended features such as Location
Services and Find My iPhone, and activating iPhone with your carrier. You can also restore from an
iCloud or iTunes backup during setup.
Activation can be done over a Wi-Fi network or, with iPhone 4S, over your carrier’s cellular network
(not available in all areas). If neither option is available, you need to connect iPhone to your
computer for activation.