Cant activate new iPhone 5 in iTunes????

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FooArk, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. FooArk macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2011
    It said my activation timed out so I unplugged aand then plugged in again. Then it made me set up my iPhone. I set it up as new, now I see no place to activate my iPhone :confused::confused:
  2. anthonyfellows macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2012
    I never had the option to activate in iTunes. I had to call AT&T to deactivate my iPhone 4 and activate the 5. It was an automated process that only took a few minutes, but never did see anything in iTunes, like I thought I did when I activated my iPhone 4 two years ago.
  3. lelisa13p macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2009
    Atlanta, GA USA
    By "activate" do you mean connecting to your service provider? That occurs upon first turning on the iPhone & initializing the setup process, after which the iPhone instructs you to connect to iTunes and complete the setup procedure.

    This is how my AT&T experiences have gone since the iPhone 3Gs.

    You can call your provider to get them to turn on your service.

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