You need to activate your phone before using it for the first time and after a factory reset. Before you can activate your phone, you need to insert your SIM into your phone.
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Press the Side button.
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Slide your finger upwards starting from the bottom of the screen.
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Press the required language.
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Press the required country or area.
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If your SIM is locked, key in your PIN and press OK. The default PIN is 1111.
If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, your SIM will be blocked. To unblock your SIM, you'll need to key in your PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting customer services. Please note: If you key in the wrong PUK ten times in a row, your SIM will be blocked permanently. In this case, you need a new SIM from EE.
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Follow the instructions on the screen to transfer content from another device running iOS 11 or later or press Set Up Manually.
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Press the required Wi-Fi network.
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Key in the password for the Wi-Fi network and press Join.
If there are no available Wi-Fi networks, you can use the mobile network instead.
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Follow the instructions on the screen to turn on use of Face ID or press Set Up Later in Settings.
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Press Passcode Options.
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Follow the instructions on the screen to turn on use of phone lock code or press Don't Use Passcode.
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If you turn off the function, press Don't Use Passcode.