Activate Boost : Boost Mobile Activate New SIM Card

Activate Boost : Boost Mobile Activate New SIM Card

Bring your unlocked phone to Boost Mobile and set yourself free with one of our unlimited plans.

Check your phone & buy a Sim Card


Find your device ID by dialing *#06# or pick your Operating System below for step by step instructions.

You’ll need to purchase a new SIM card when you Bring Your Own Phone from a non-Boost Mobile wireless provider. Your new Boost Mobile SIM card will allow you to use the Boost Mobile network Activate Sign in

The Boost Mobile SIM Kit comes with 3 different SIM Cards. How do I know which SIM Card to use?

  • Each SIM Card ( is compatible with specific phones. After entering your Device ID, we’ll show you the correct SIM part number to use.
  • Please use care when handling the SIM Chip. Your phone may require a SIM Adapter, requiring you to pop the old chip out of the adapter and re-install the Boost Mobile SIM – Activate Phone SIM

Boost Mobile Activate New SIM Card.

1. Ask your current provider to unlock your phone so it is eligible for activation with Boost. Learn more about unlocking.

2. If you want to bring your current number to Boost, you will also need to ask your current provider for your account number and a number transfer PIN. (Also, your account must be active and paid in full to bring your number.) Do not cancel with your current provider until after you activate with Boost.

Steps to activate on your Android phone.

    1. From the home screen, tap the Phone icon.

Note: The device must be in a Boost Mobile coverage area to complete the programming and activation process. To verify Boost Mobile coverage, visit the Boost Mobile website at

    1. Dial ##72786#
    2. Tap OK

The device will power off and restart

    1. Swipe to unlock the screen.
    2. Once the device restarts, the Hands Free Activation will begin automatically.

Once the activation is complete, tap OK.

    1. Once the PRL update is complete, tap OK.

The device will power off and restart.

    1. Swipe the screen to unlock the device.
    2. The phone will update the Firmware.

If an update is available, follow the prompts to install it.

Otherwise, tap OK.

  1. The network settings have been reset.


Steps to activate on your Apple iPhone.

  1. From the home screen, tap Phone.
  2. Dial ##873283#.
  3. Tap Call.
  4. Tap OK to start the service update.
  5. After the service update completes, tap OK.

APN Settings

I purchased my Boost SIM Kit from or Walmart

If you’re bringing an Android phone to Boost and purchased your Boost SIM Kit from or Walmart, you will need to follow these steps below to update your APN settings. If you have an iPhone, your APN settings will be automatically updated. Login using login

Step 1. Go to Settings (in Apps or pull-down notifications tray)

Step 2. Go to Connections, Network Connections, or Network and Internet, depending on your phone

Step 3. Select Mobile Networks and ensure Mobile Data is enable

Step 4. Select Access Point Name or “APN” (may be in Advanced options)

Step 5. Select the plus “+” sign to add a new APN

Step 6. Enter the following information, ignore the fields that aren’t listed here:

Name – Boost (name doesn’t matter)



APN Type – default,supl,mms

APN Protocol – IPv6

APN Roaming Protocol – IPv4

APN enable/disable – Enabled

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Step 7. Select Save (you may need to select the three dot icon in the upper right corner of the screen, depending on your phone)

Step 8. Ensure the APN you created is selected on the Access Point Name screen

Step 9. Restart your phone phone number

Step 10. Test your phone’s connection by making a call, sending a text and loading a web page. (Make sure you’ve disconnected from WiFi.)

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Will all my phone features and services work when I bring my phone?

  • Please enter your Device ID to check if your phone is compatible or visit a Boost Mobile store.
  • Features and network experience may vary based on device and/or original phone carrier.
  • Not all plan services or device features may be available including International Roaming, Mobile Hotspot, MMS (multi-media text messages), some browsers, some Boost Mobile products, or eCare (native account management applications).
  • For Apple phones domestic roaming may not be available.

In order to start using all functions of your newly activated iPhone with Boost, you’ll need to follow a few additional steps:

Please note: If you are an existing iPhone customer that activated on Boost after 12/14/21, make sure you have taken these steps if you are running into issues using your phone.

Open your Settings app → General → Software Update → update to iOS 15.2 — this is the minimum iOS version your phone will need to work properly on the Boost network.

Once you are done with that, go back to the General page → About. A pop-up will appear (it may take up to 30 seconds), click update, and verify that the Carrier is at least Boost 49.1.

Now you’re all set and ready to start using the true power of Boost!

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