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AnsweredCan You Use an iPhone Without a SIM Card?

Hey guys! I have this old iPhone 6 and I was wondering if I could still use it without a SIM card. I think it could be a cool iPod touch replacement. Has anyone tried this before? Does it require a SIM card to set up or run apps? Any tips on how to make the most of it as a Wi-Fi-only device?

Best Answered by May    September 5, 2023

If you have an old iPhone without a SIM card, you can also use it in several situations:

Wi-Fi-Only Device: You can turn it into a Wi-Fi-only device for browsing, apps, and media consumption. Perfect for home use or as a dedicated music player.
Emergency Calls: Even without a SIM card, you can still make emergency calls. It's a safety feature.
Apps and Games: Most apps and games work over Wi-Fi, but you won't get cellular data for some functionalities.
Kids’ Device Give it to kids as a device for games and learning apps.

However, if you want to sell your old iPhone, it’s highly recommended to wipe your iPhone clean. In this case, you can use a third-party tool called FoneTool – a free iPhone backup tool and data eraser.

FoneTool - Easily Control Your iPhone Data

All-in-one mobile data manager helps you backup, transfer, manage data on your iOS and Android devices quickly and easily.

First back up your old iPhone to a PC, and then follow the simple steps below to wipe your iPhone clean:

1Launch FoneTool > Use the USB cable to establish a connection between your iPhone and PC.

2Locate the Toolbox option on the home page > Choose Data Eraser > Choose Erase all data and click Get Started.

3Checkmark the options as you prefer > Click the Erase Data button to start the data erasure process.

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