Cannot Connect to iTunes / iPhone not activated

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by MacKid1983, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. MacKid1983 macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2011
    Im trying to setup my phone and I Keep getting this error.

    "Your iPhone could not be activated because the activation server cannot be reached. Try Connecting your iPhone to iTunes to activate it, or try again later."

    WTF? I tried connecting to it iTunes and still nothing.
  2. Zulithe macrumors member


    Jun 6, 2010
    San Francisco, CA
    it's happening to a lot of people right now. including me.

    apple was not prepared for this i guess.
  3. ajay96 macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2013

    Same thing happened to me on my Verizon iPhone, I guess we wait a bit.
  4. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    The assumption is it's Apple's servers but here's their support article for activation issues. Keep trying! :)
  5. MacKid1983 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2011
  6. Cave Man, Sep 18, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2013

    Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Jesus, this has been a screwed up week for my Apple experience. First, 10.8.5 borked my Mac Pro and I had to reinstall the entire ML OS. Now - 4 hours after installation of 10.7 - I cannot get my f@# king iPhone activated. Apple is really asleep at the wheel.
  7. jazz1 macrumors 65816


    Aug 19, 2002
    Mid-West USA
    So is your phone not working at all? I'm having fits with my iPad and I'll probably wait on my iPhone 5, as I can't have it DOA.
  8. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    First the download on iTunes failed after about half of it was downloaded. Second time it downloaded, but then iTunes said it couldn't verify the package. I disconnected my iPhone (4S) and turned it off, then connected it back to iTunes where it FINALLY installed the OS by doing a restore. That was hours ago and now I cannot get past the activation screen. It keeps failing to connect to the server either by wifi or from within iTunes.

    I've been using Apple products since the early 1990s and this is the worst experience I've ever had with the company.
  9. KingFudd macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2010
    Same thing has occurred to me as well. I used the cell connection instead of wifi, and that allowed me to activate my phone.
  10. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    i seem to routinely experience this kind of thing.

    lol at not having resumeable downloads in 2013.

    pretty sure i was resuming downloads on IRC in 1997.
  11. OMAC83 macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2013
    Me to, not to impressed as this is my only phone

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