Can’t activate iPhone, iPad, iPod touch when updating to iOS 13/12.4/12/11 Update? This guide list several solutions to help you fix this annoying problem. And we will also tell you how to activate iPhone via iTunes or without SIM card.
Updating to the latest iOS 13 or iOS 12.4 version is great, but you may meet some problems during the process, like a message saying could not activate iPhone. Actually, this is a quite common issue and there are a couple of solutions to fix it. At the same time, we will also show you how to activate iPhone via iTunes or without SIM card.
If you see “Cannot activate because the activation server is temporarily not available”, then you can wait and try again a few minutes or hours later. There might be too many users waiting for activation, and Apple’s activation server has shut down for the high demand.
Make sure your iPhone network connection is stable. You can switch from cellular to WLAN and vice versa. Generally, the Wi-Fi network is more reliable. And you can also switch your iPhone to a different Wi-Fi to have a try.
This simple method can fix many iPhone/iPad/iPod related problems and you can also try it to fix the activation issue. Press and hold the on/off button and Home button until the Apple logo appears. If you are using iPhone X or higher, press and quickly release the Volume up button then press and quickly release the Volume down button, then press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
Step 1. Turn off your device to make it offline.
Step 2. Go to iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID.
Step 3. Open Find My iPhone > Confirm your password > Select All Devices > Select the device that can’t be activated > Choose Remove from Account.
Another possible solution to fix can’t active iPhone is to unlock your SIM card. If your iPhone is a new one and you get it from your carrier, contact your carrier and ask them to unlock your iPhone and SIM card. If your iPhone has been unlocked before, bring out your SIM from the iPhone and reinserting. Then try to activate your iPhone once again.
If all the above methods could not activate your iPhone, then you can restore your iPhone through iTunes. You can follow this guide to make it: How to Restore iPhone iPad via iTunes >
Step 1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes > Open it.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone/iPad to computer > Select your device and you should see Activate screen on iTunes.
Step 3. Input your Apple ID and password > Click on Continue.
Step 1. Turn on your iPhone > Click on the Home button.
Step 2. Tap on Emergency call and make a call to 112/999.
Step 3. Press the power button immediately.
Step 4. Tap on cancel on the pop-up window.
With the different issues happening in iOS 13 and iOS 12.4, you may get to know how to solve the iOS 13 common problems. Here, in this guide, the fixes mentioned above may help you solve can’t activate iPhone/iPad/iPod touch problem successfully. If you have other solutions to fix it, please share it in the Comment Section.
After updating to iOS 13/12.4, or earlier iOS versions, if you find your iPhone or iPad perform more and more slowly, then you can go to Speed Up Slow iPhone/iPad after Updating to iOS 13/12 to get some basic tips.
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