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    Default Who's having iOS 7 activation problems?

    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.
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    Default Re: Who's having iOS 7 activation problems?

    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...
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    Default Re: Who's having iOS 7 activation problems?

    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!
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    Default Re: Who's having iOS 7 activation problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by stoneland View Post
    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...
    Quote Originally Posted by khalid7412002 View Post
    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....
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    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."
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    My update went smoothly, now a friend trying to update is getting that message...........
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    Default Re: Who's having iOS 7 activation problems?

    Here.

    I'm alternately trying iTunes or WiFi but getting nowhere on either one. Keep trying....
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    Default Re: Who's having iOS 7 activation problems?

    I am also having this activation issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: Who's having iOS 7 activation problems?

    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.
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    Same here! Interested to know what carriers everyone is on.

    I'm on Sprint.
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    Verizon,
    WiFi, iTunes & 3G are all failing
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    Default Re: Who's having iOS 7 activation problems?

    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...
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoneland View Post
    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
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    Default Re: Who's having iOS 7 activation problems?

    Now getting the following.
    Who's having iOS 7 activation problems?-activationerror.png
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    My friend's finally verified and is rebooting!
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    Default Re: Who's having iOS 7 activation problems?

    amagad, what the hell he did
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    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.
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    Default Re: Who's having iOS 7 activation problems?

    I can activate pressing on ''iPhone'' in iTunes and pressing ''try again'' on iPhone, what worked for you?
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    Default Re: Who's having iOS 7 activation problems?

    Is this only an issue if you install as a new device?
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    Default Re: Who's having iOS 7 activation problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nodnerb View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by mamutarka View Post
    I can activate pressing on ''iPhone'' in iTunes and pressing ''try again'' on iPhone, what worked for you?
    iTunes.
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    Activated! Just took a while.


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    I've been trying for over two hours now and i'm about ready to chuck my phone out the window.
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    It is the annoying and poor performance/service from apple
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