How long does Activation take (AT&T, iPhone X)?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by anthonymoody, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. anthonymoody macrumors 68020


    Aug 8, 2002
    I couldn't stay at the store when I picked mine up today. Got home and the wheel/throbber keeps spinning right after I confirmed my phone number on the Activation screen. It's been there for quite some time.

    Can anyone else please chime in with how long it took?
  2. jensgt macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2014
  3. slevit1md macrumors newbie


    Nov 3, 2017
    a long time. potentially hours. likely fixed by tomorrow.

    Best part is that there are so many placed you can get stuck! Initially, I couldn't get through to anything. Eventually, I could get through to where it shows you your number, but it would go straight to try again right after that. Now, I can consistently get to the point where it wants me to enter my billing info. However, it will not confirm that info with AT&T.
  4. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
  5. slevit1md macrumors newbie


    Nov 3, 2017
  6. raheelkhan macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2016
    I had the same issue. After 15 mins I got desperate so I held the side button and there was an option to "start over." I selected that, went through the process again, and it worked. Worth a try.

    Edit: To specify, I also have AT&T. When I say it worked the second time, I mean it went through almost instantly.
  7. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    AT&T here, it took less than five minutes. I was shocked, as I had read I might have issues.

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