Recently bought an iPhone 8 for my son, who is currently using a 6. I want to hold the phone until Christmas, then activate it. Any issues with doing that? His 6 is still working and he doesn’t know I bought the upgrade. I am assuming I can just upgrade his phone on the 25th when I give it to him. Anyone know if that’s an issue?
Make sure the 8 has a SIM card inserted before trying to activate it. You can use the SIM card hes using in his iPhone 6 (6) to activate his 8, as they both use Nano-SIM cards. If you need help transferring your SIM, you can check out Device Support > Insert Sim Card.
If the Nano-Sim from the 6 does not work in your new 8, you will need to use the SIM that came with the new device and activate it by att.com/activations.
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