iPhone 4s cannot activate after ios7 update

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

  1. standingquiet macrumors 6502

    standingquiet

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    Hey guys,

    My iphone 4s cannot activate after updating to ios7. I have tried on iTunes and on phone.
     
  2. jigzaw macrumors 6502

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    You mean that the installation is complete and the phone won't power on at all? That's disconcerting as I'm in the middle of the installation now.
     
  3. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

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    what kind of advice is this?

    do not listen to him... I'm having same issues here, I cannot activate my iPhone after a restore.
     
  4. jigzaw macrumors 6502

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    I didn't offer any advice. I'm already running the installation so I'm hoping I don't have this problem. If anything I was asking him to clarify what he's experiencing. No idea what you thought I meant.
     
  5. standingquiet thread starter macrumors 6502

    standingquiet

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    Its updated to iOS7 and then when your setting up the phone it says to activate your phone then after about 30secs says cannot activate.
     
  6. superman4388 macrumors member

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    Same Issue on a iPhone 4. Won't activate and won't connect to the iTunes store.

    Says: Activating your iPhone
    It may take a few minutes to activate your iPhone

    then after 30 seconds to a minute:

    Could not activate iPhone
    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 in a couple minutes.

    If this problem persists, contact Apple Support at apple.com/support

    About 30 minutes of trying and getting the same message.
     
  7. jigzaw macrumors 6502

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    I see. Probably a server issue. They're swamped.
     
  8. p1ally macrumors regular

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  10. tgi macrumors 65816

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    Give it some time, numerous people having the same problem.
     
  11. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

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  12. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

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    I don't get the macrumors agenda, they post "activation server down" on random days when it occurs but when a major release breaks apple activation server they don't even mention it. I literally restored because I did not see the error posted on the newspage, I thought gee apple sorted that out with their billions...guess I was wrong.
     
  13. xxfrozenrayxx macrumors newbie

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    iPhone 4S here, been trying for an hour, no luck...
     
  14. polygoo macrumors member

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    still cant activate 4s here, this is getting frustrating
     
  15. pnyc macrumors 6502

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    You just have to keep trying, there is nothing else you can do. Yes it can be very frustrating. Call and/or email Apple support about it the odds are slim that they will fix the present issue but maybe they'll be better prepared by the time the next big update/release comes around. This is an ongoing/reoccurring problem.
     
  16. amiradian macrumors newbie

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    turn your phone off , connect to a proxy or vpn from your pc , connect your phone to pc , use iTunes to activate , it may work ;)
     
  17. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    I think he may have figured it out since the last time this was bumped 5 months ago ;)
     

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