How to Activate 4G Data Prepaid

Notes before Using 4G Data Prepaid

  • Compatible iOS are 9.3 or later.
  • Customers with iPad mini 3 (A1601) iOS 9.3.x: After completing “1. How to Register a new account”, connect to Wi-Fi, and proceed to “2. How to Purchase 4G Data Prepaid plan".
  • If using an iPad with an embedded Apple SIM, excuting "Erase All Content and Settings" in "Settings > General > Reset" will also erase your Apple SIM data.
    If your Apple SIM data becomes erased, you will not be able to use the 4G Data Prepaid service you purchased, and you will again be required to register a new account and purchase a plan.
    To continue using data, you must use the following procedure.

    See “3. How to Continue Using Apple SIM if Resetting an iPad”

  • Data will not be available until you complete a 4G Data Prepaid plan purchase.

1.How to Register a new account

Step 1

Insert Apple SIM card and tap “Settings”

  • For models with an embedded Apple SIM, start from step 2.

Insert Apple SIM card and tap “Settings”

Step 2

Tap “Cellular Data” → “Set Up Cellular Data”

Tap “Cellular Data” → “Set Up Cellular Data”

Step 3

Check that "Cellular carrier" and "Network status" at Status bar has changed to “●●●●●iPad

Check that "Cellular carrier" and "Network status" at Status bar has changed to “●●●●● iPad”

Step 4

Tap “SoftBank”

Tap “SoftBank”

Step 5

Tap “Set up a New Account”

Tap “Set up a New Account”

Step 6

Confirm details of “Using 4G Data Prepaid (Important Notice) ”, if agree ,checkmark “Agree”, and tap “Next”

Confirm details of “Using 4G Data Prepaid (Important Notice) ”, if agree ,checkmark “Agree”, and tap “Next”

Confirm details of “Using 4G Data Prepaid (Important Notice) ”, if agree ,checkmark “Agree”, and tap “Next”

Step 7

Fill out customer information form, and tap "Next"

Fill out customer information form, and tap "Next"

Fill out customer information form, and tap "Next"

Step 8

In "Comfirm Information Entered for Your Order" check subscriber information, and tap "Register" after comfirmation.

In "Comfirm Information Entered for Your Order" check subscriber information, and tap "Register" after comfirmation.

In "Comfirm Information Entered for Your Order" check subscriber information, and tap "Register" after comfirmation.

Step 9

Your account registration has been successed after "Registration completed" appears.

  • Notifications are sent to the registered e-mail address.
  • After your purchase is processed at “2. How to Purchase 4G Data Prepaid Plan”, data will be available.

Your account registration has been successed after "Registration completed" appears.

2.How to purchase 4G Data Prepaid Plan

Step 1

Turn off your iPad then turn it on again, check that "Cellular carrier" and "Network status" at Status bar is "iPad", and tap "Settings".

Turn off your iPad then turn it on again, check that "Cellular carrier" and "Network status" at Status bar is "iPad", and tap "Settings".

Step 2

Tap “Cellular Data” , then in “CHOOSE A DATA PLAN”, tap “Add a New Plan”.

Tap “Cellular Data” , then in “CHOOSE A DATA PLAN”, tap “Add a New Plan”.

Step 3

Tap “SoftBank”.

Tap “SoftBank”.

Step 4

Tap “Purchase data plan”.

Tap “Purchase data plan”.

Step 5

Please confirm your Cellular data number on the notification mail and Web sheet are the same, then enter pass number, and tap “Next”.

  • PIN is that you entered at step 7 of “1. How to Register a new account".

Please confirm your Cellular data number on the notification mail and Web sheet are the same, then enter pass number, and tap “Next”.

Step 6

Check subscriber name and e-mail address, and tap “Purchasing a plan”.

Check subscriber name and e-mail address, and tap “Purchasing a plan”.

Check subscriber name and e-mail address, and tap “Purchasing a plan”.

Step 7

Confirm details of “Notes”, checkmark “Agree” if you agree, and tap “Next”.

Confirm details of “Notes”, checkmark “Agree” if you agree, and tap “Next”.

Confirm details of “Notes”, checkmark “Agree” if you agree, and tap “Next”.

Step 8

Enter credit card Security Code, select plan, and tap “Next”.

Enter credit card Security Code, select plan, and tap “Next”.

Enter credit card Security Code, select plan, and tap “Next”.

Step 9

Check credit card number, e-mail address, and plan, and tap “Purchase”.

Check credit card number, e-mail address, and plan, and tap “Purchase”.

Step 10

4G Data prepaid purchase is now completed; tap “Close”.

  • The notification mail is sent to registered your e-mail address after prepaid plan purchase is completed.

4G Data prepaid purchase is now completed; tap “Close”.

Step 11

Turn off your iPad then turn it on again, check that "Cellular carrier" and "Network status" at Status bar is “●●●●●SoftBank 4G”, service is available.

Turn off your iPad then turn it on again, check that "Cellular carrier" and "Network status" at Status bar is “●●●●● SoftBank 4G”, service is available.

3.How to Continue Using Apple SIM if Resetting an iPad

Step 1

Tap “Settings” → “General” → “Erase All Content and Settings”.

Tap “Settings” → “General” → “Erase All Content and Settings”.

Step 2

“Erase iPad” → Tap “Erase”.

“Erase iPad” → Tap “Erase”.

Step 3

To continue using Apple SIM data at “Erase iPad”, tap “Erase All & Keep Data Plans”

  • Caution : Performing “Erase All” also erases your purchased plan in Apple SIM.

To continue using Apple SIM data at “Erase iPad”, tap “Erase All & Keep Data Plans”