Have an iPhone you love? Bring it!

Device Requirements

  • Your iPhone must be unlocked and compatible with our network. Learn More
    • If you are unsure if your iPhone is unlocked, simply visit a Cricket store and we will help you.
    • To unlock your iPhone, contact the wireless company that sold you the phone for instructions.
  • Your iPhone must accept a Cricket SIM card. What's a SIM card?

How to Bring Your iPhone to Cricket:

  1. Verify your iPhone is unlocked (What is an unlocked phone?).
  2. Check to see if your iPhone is compatible (use our IMEI checker). If it's an iPhone 5 or later, you should be good to go.
  3. Purchase a Cricket SIM card and one month of service. You can also transfer your current wireless number.
  4. Before you insert your SIM card, make sure you have the most recent iOS software. It's easy - just follow the steps below.
  5. Visit cricketwireless.com/activate to activate your service, and enjoy Cricket's Great, Big Network!

iOS Configuration

Download the Latest Version of iOS Software

  • Make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi.
  • Make sure you have more than 50% battery life or are connected to a power source.

1. Go to Settings and select General. 

iPhone screenshot settings general

2. Tap Software Update to see if your software is up to date. If your software is up to date, you're good to go. If you see a notification next to Software Update, tap the arrow to view the new version.

iPhone screenshot software update

3. Tap Download and Install.

iPhone screenshot download software

4. Review the Terms and Conditions and tap Agree.

iPhone screenshot terms and conditions

5. Tap Install Now. Be patient...this step may take several minutes.

iPhone screenshot install now

6. Congratulations! Your settings are now complete. Tap Continue to exit.

iPhone screenshot complete

Note: You can also connect your iPhone to iTunes and select "Check for Update" from the Summary tab.