So for the first time wait a bit and try again. Check Internet Connection If you could not activate iPhone, even after trying the above methods, then you need to check out the internet connection. Let me know how this works, Keegan Alright I just resolved the problem with my iPhone 5 a few days ago. . And now you will be the next one! In some cases, it may just take a while for iMessage to activate. Turned it on and did language and location, then proceeded to connect to my home wifi, which it did as it shows the little logo up the top. Activation request could not be completed — contact customer care.
No pirated tweaks, apps, etc. However I found a neat little way of doing this. Daniel matches your request with our community of online experts. When connecting my iPhone 4 to iTunes, I get this message: I've tried to update my iPhone it was up to date, but just in case as I put the first beta. Once iTunes detect the device follow the steps to activate your iPhone 7.
The installation was flawless and the celluar signal came back. Whether you're connected to Wi-Fi or using cellular data, please ensure that it's workable. Factory Reset iPhone If you still fail to re-activate your iPhone, you might need to consider resetting it to factory settings. The freezer trick mentioned above did not work, but Apple says one of their service centers may be able to recover the phone but for a fee that is as much as I bought it for, so I'm returning it to the seller. Desperate, I used Cydia Eraser 0. I was not operating or abusing the phone when it failed, nor has it ever been jail-broken, or any other kind of abuse. Wait for a While Apple server may down due to millions of users activating their iPhone, iPad at the same time.
Doing so will turn Wi-Fi off. Instead, I am looking for a way to fix this activation error so that I may keep the stock firmware on the phone for jailbreaking. Sometimes, Apple servers are very busy and processing the activation request can take longer than usual. After that carefully follow all the instructions which are there onscreen in order to activate as well as to set up the device. Please, before doing anything radical try updating to El Capitan or at least to use iTunes from a mac with El Capitan to update the firmware of the iphone. Note: you might lose some data from the iPhone while doing this step.
If it is set to manual, make sure you flick the switch to make it automatic. This change may be caused by resetting the device and can mislead the iPhone, ultimately preventing it from getting activated. · Check your Wifi connection. I do not have any special tech background. Apple servers are currently getting slammed. I contacted Apple support over the phone, but they couldn't help me because the iPhone is two years old.
Then, you have to drag the slider to turn your iPhone X completely off. It could be the case that Apple's servers are blocked on a specific network, that's why trying a different connection is worth a try. Then check to see if your iPhone has already been unlocked. Skip to the asterisks for the solution. It may solve the problem, but it is definitely worth trying because some users have reported that the issue was solved after restarting.
But thats as far as it gets and says: Activation Error. After resetting the iPhone, it will now become almost like new wherein you can restore from your iTunes backup to get the device back and running. I have no idea as how to fix the issue and deal with my iPhone. These earbuds offer the versatility you need to listen at home or on the go. However, when I upgraded to the iPhone X, I saw the iMessage waiting for activation error and the only fix involved speaking directly with my cellular company—the problem was on their end. After sliding to unlock, it asks for my passcode. If iTunes doesn't ask you to activate your iPhone automatically, then use the left pane of the iTunes to select your device and choose the Activate your iPhone option manually.
Luckily, We didn't lose anything as we backed up via iTunes. Launch iTunes on the computer 2. Anybody has any ideas, besides contacting customer care? As of right now, the only approved signing service is. Put the iPhone into Recovery Mode using the instructions appropriate for your device: o For iPhone 6s and earlier with a clickable Home button: Press and hold both the Power button and Home button at the same time. Try connecting to iTunes or try again in a few minutes.
If that doesn't work, 2. How do I fix activation error without updating firmware on phone? Get to the home screen as fast as possible so ignore any apple sign in requests. Just feel free to correct if there is mistake with the detection. I tell you this to say that if the following solutions don't activate your iMessage, the problem and solution is likely in the hands of your cellular carrier. Apple passed the buck right out of the gate. To do this, you can gently keep pressing on Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds. Apple server may down due to millions of users activating their iPhone at the same time.