1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Are you among the many people who are seeing the following message after installing iOS 7?

    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 of minutes.


    Let's hear about, if you are.
    09-18-2013 03:09 PM
  2. stoneland's Avatar
    I caved and updated LOL. And yes, I am getting the same error. I keep hitting "Try Again" but I'm assuming it's due to Apple's servers being super busy today...
    09-18-2013 03:11 PM
  3. khalid7412002's Avatar
    I am having the same issue with both itunes and my iphone 5 after updating to iOS 7. I took a break from studying for an hour to do this and now my phone is not working. That's the price one pays to be on the cutting edge. Hopefully it is resolved for everyone but people try to remember the strain on the Apple's servers today and perhaps not get too heated over some minor issues here and there. Be thankful we have this opportunity that many others in this world do not! Stay safe everyone and enjoy the rest of your days!
    09-18-2013 03:15 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I caved and updated LOL. And yes, I am getting the same error. I keep hitting "Try Again" but I'm assuming it's due to Apple's servers being super busy today...
    I am having the same issue with both itunes and my iphone 5 after updating to iOS 7. I took a break from studying for an hour to do this and now my phone is not working. That's the price one pays to be on the cutting edge. Hopefully it is resolved for everyone but people try to remember the strain on the Apple's servers today and perhaps not get too heated over some minor issues here and there. Be thankful we have this opportunity that many others in this world do not! Stay safe everyone and enjoy the rest of your days!
    I suppose it goes to show how many people are interested in having iOS 7 on their beloved devices, huh? Well, continue to be patient and I'm sure it'll clear up soon enough....
    09-18-2013 03:17 PM
  5. ronmcse's Avatar
    Mine downloaded and installed but I got to a setup screen that says "Your iPhone could not be activated because the activation server cannot be reached."
    09-18-2013 03:18 PM
  6. Rhiannon10's Avatar
    My update went smoothly, now a friend trying to update is getting that message...........
    09-18-2013 03:20 PM
  7. fridayxiii's Avatar
    Here.

    I'm alternately trying iTunes or WiFi but getting nowhere on either one. Keep trying....
    09-18-2013 03:25 PM
  8. mamutarka's Avatar
    I am also having this activation issue.
    09-18-2013 03:27 PM
  9. khalid7412002's Avatar
    I suppose it goes to show how many people are interested in having iOS 7 on their beloved devices, huh? Well, continue to be patient and I'm sure it'll clear up soon enough....
    That is the absolute truth. I even had my phone jailbroken to the teeth and I could not wait for this update to land. Recently I made some living changing decisions that has made me a little more livelier and iOS 7 is the perfect compliment to this new outlook on life. Before my background was dark theme and blah, where as my new one with iOS 7 will be colorful and positive. The biggest selling point for me is native cards multitasking UI that is sure to be smoother than the jailbroken one that I had. I have lamented for WebOS cards multitasking to come to iOS since palm was gutted and tossed to the wolves. Now I have the best of both worlds, the phone aspect of my life is finally at peace.
    09-18-2013 03:27 PM
  10. smccloud's Avatar
    Installed & activated fine. Screwed something up so I reset. Now I can't activate and being on call makes it so I am stuck at home instead of going to the gym like I planned on.
    09-18-2013 03:27 PM
  11. Good OL MC's Avatar
    Same here! Interested to know what carriers everyone is on.

    I'm on Sprint.
    09-18-2013 03:27 PM
  12. smccloud's Avatar
    Verizon,
    WiFi, iTunes & 3G are all failing
    09-18-2013 03:30 PM
  13. stoneland's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T BUT I made the "mistake" of getting on wifi and I can't get off it to activate. I feel like if I were on the cellular network it would've worked fine...
    09-18-2013 03:31 PM
  14. mamutarka's Avatar
    I am so stupid, I installed iOS 7 OTA, and then i went to iTunes and did restore, because I want it to be like fresh new. and now activation issues..

    I am so stupid. should have left OTA and gg.
    09-18-2013 03:31 PM
  15. smccloud's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T BUT I made the "mistake" of getting on wifi and I can't get off it to activate. I feel like if I were on the cellular network it would've worked fine...
    Yeah, not likely
    09-18-2013 03:32 PM
  16. smccloud's Avatar
    Now getting the following.
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    09-18-2013 03:39 PM
  17. Rhiannon10's Avatar
    My friend's finally verified and is rebooting!
    09-18-2013 03:42 PM
  18. mamutarka's Avatar
    amagad, what the hell he did
    09-18-2013 03:46 PM
  19. smccloud's Avatar
    Finally re-activated. So far I cannot download much due to the servers being overloaded but oh well. On the plus side, I got rid of a lot of stuff I don't use anymore.
    09-18-2013 03:52 PM
  20. mamutarka's Avatar
    I can activate pressing on ''iPhone'' in iTunes and pressing ''try again'' on iPhone, what worked for you?
    09-18-2013 03:57 PM
  21. Nodnerb's Avatar
    Is this only an issue if you install as a new device?
    09-18-2013 03:57 PM
  22. smccloud's Avatar
    Is this only an issue if you install as a new device?
    Not sure, I am thinking no matter what since just an upgrade ends up activating still.

    I can activate pressing on ''iPhone'' in iTunes and pressing ''try again'' on iPhone, what worked for you?
    iTunes.
    09-18-2013 04:03 PM
  23. Good OL MC's Avatar
    Activated! Just took a while.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
    09-18-2013 04:55 PM
  24. lawls's Avatar
    I've been trying for over two hours now and i'm about ready to chuck my phone out the window.
    09-18-2013 04:57 PM
  25. roguck's Avatar
    It is the annoying and poor performance/service from apple
    09-18-2013 05:09 PM
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