1. bethel95's Avatar
    I got a new Verizon 5c several months ago (so it's running some version of iOS 7) that I'm keeping as a backup phone. I'd like to use it on Wifi (like a Touch).

    How can I bypass activation so that I can do this?

    (No, I don't want to just activate it then switch back to my current phone--trust me that this would cause problems that I don't want to deal with.)
    10-08-2014 12:59 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If there is no wireless service with the device and you are able to connect to Wi-Fi, then you should be set. However, if you're referring to the activation then you need to enter the correct credentials to bypass it. If not, you will not be able to use the device.
    10-08-2014 01:07 PM
  3. HankAZ's Avatar
    I got a new Verizon 5c several months ago (so it's running some version of iOS 7) that I'm keeping as a backup phone. I'd like to use it on Wifi (like a Touch).

    How can I bypass activation so that I can do this?

    (No, I don't want to just activate it then switch back to my current phone--trust me that this would cause problems that I don't want to deal with.)
    The only way to activate a device with the cellular carrier is to use a valid SIM for that carrier.
    zerog46 and EmceeGeek like this.
    10-08-2014 01:37 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    What the OP can do to use the device on Wifi only is put it in airplane mode, then turn on wifi manually - it will not connect to the cellular network at all, and should function on wifi satisfactorily provided they can enter creds that will satisfy any needed...
    Just_Me_D and EmceeGeek like this.
    10-08-2014 01:55 PM

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