Solution 2: Activate Find My Friends Apple has an app called that is regularly updated. Generally, the Wi-Fi network is more reliable. Release the Power button but keep holding the Home button Release the Home button when you see the iTunes logo and the connector below it. After the iPhone X is off, press and hold the side button again until you see the Apple logo. Telling me to spend hundreds replace a perfectly working device is terrible customer service. Check these things first 1.
How long can I expect this, or is there an issue with my iPhone X? Once iTunes detects your iPhone, it might ask you to go through a few steps to activate your iPhone. The freezer trick mentioned above did not work, but Apple says one of their service centers may be able to recover the phone but for a fee that is as much as I bought it for, so I'm returning it to the seller. Okay everyone, this is what it is. Luckily, We didn't lose anything as we backed up via iTunes. I had this problem and I was afraid that I had lost some of my data. These belong in the beta subreddits listed below.
I planned to be out mountain biking and wanted to conserve my battery for an emergency. Although this happens less frequently as most people activate directly on their iPhone, you might be able to fix the issue. Take it to an Apple store for diagnosis. Faced with activation error on your iPhone X? This latest one has never been jail broken. This happens when the Apple systems are overloaded. Hopefully the update is as smooth.
So, you need to get a sim card from the carrier the phone was originally locked to, or get it officially unlocked, if you want to activate it. If this problem persists, contact Apple Support at apple. What I have tried: says you need to restore the phone to a previous backup, from a fresh factory reset. Drag the slider to turn your iPhone X off. Like Ru5ty says, all the want is for you to pay hundreds of pounds more for a completely unecessary new phone.
Even Apple concurs that this issue is peculiar to older devices. When connecting my iPhone 4 to iTunes, I get this message: I've tried to update my iPhone it was up to date, but just in case as I put the first beta. Here you troubleshoot to find out the main cause of the bug. But I am back with my mobile carrier, everything restored and phone working. The issue could well be a duty to heavy congestion with millions of devices being activated at once. Makes it tough when they activate your new sim, deactivate your old sim and leaving you with no working phone. If this is a possibility inspect your computer's hosts file.
After repeating step 6 twice, my phone started to pick up cellular service again allowing me to complete setup. It took a few days to get an appointment at Apple. Restoring should work for most iPhones problems except of course the iPhone has been jailbroken. First try to remove then replace the sim card 2. My iPhone was bought from verizon too, but an imei check tells me that the iphone is unlocked and even if I wanna try the old chip trick, I don't have any verizon chip.
Change to another connection and see whether the problem was fixed. Right now iPhone 5 is nothing more than a very dim flashlight because it won't do anything other than refuse to connect to the activation process. Try activating your iPhone again. To test this, you should get connected to a different Wi-fi source than the one you are using now. Turn it off and reboot — which triggers iTunes to open. If your finger is sweat or there is liquid on your iPhone, you need to wipe both your finger and your home button.
Activate iPhone X Using iTunes If all the methods failed, you can try to activate iPhone X via iTunes. You will need to rebuild the hosts file. There is nothing wrong with Apple's activation servers. Most of the time, the support executive will guide you through the activation process. Would not let me restore because I couldn't activate. Privacy is an increasing issue these days with smart phones. I tried this and it worked.
When you get to the home screen. I have done some research after experiencing the same issue iPhone 4 , however there has been mixed reviews. Make sure to check them out. Press and hold the side button and either volume button of the iPhone X. If you manually deleted files before, they might still be recoverable.
Before we discuss the solutions, remember that this server error can occur for a numbe of reasons. We will be exploring all possibilities on fixing activation errors and gets it working for you again. They decided to crack down on this. Therefore, the activation server might just be temporarily unavailable the moment you were trying to activate your device. See also the for more information.