1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I wanted to restore my iphone 4. I restored it like anyone would do. Now I am trying to set it up or activate it and it's giving me an error saying "we cannot activate your phone right now, please try again later" I have heard that sometimes apple's servers are down tht is why your activation might not work but I have waited days and keep trying. Here are my list of questions:

    - Right now my phone is restored entirely, I cannot access anything in the phone till it is set up and activated. If I hook it up with itunes, it shows me the same error message and not the iphone details page so I cannot restore it again to see if that is the issue

    - Should I try to activate it with a sim card inside it? Once I turn my sim into a nano sim there is no going back, I just don't want to be left with a cut up sim and a phone not working. If you are sure that my iphone will not activate without a sim card, tell me and I will use a nano sim in it.

    - Any other way to figure out what is going on? I am at a dead end here.
    12-07-2014 04:38 AM
  2. phreddyl's Avatar
    contact your cell phone carrier and see if they can help. If you have another phone on the same number/account that could be the issue- Just guessing
    12-07-2014 08:32 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Maybe this will help.
    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201407


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    12-07-2014 09:39 AM

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