I’m trying to assist a friend.
He dropped his iPhone to the bottom of the sea. We’re in Mexico, he’s from Sweden. He bought a new iPhone, but doesn’t have a SIM card from his Swedish phone service provider. He’s trying to restore his data to the phone from iCloud, but is apparently running up against the issue of Apple needing to send a SMS message to confirm his identity/phone/account…but he can’t receive the message because his phone doesn’t have a SIM with that phone number anymore.
It seems like this issue isn’t new. What can I suggest he do?