Facing “Could Not Activate iPhone” Error on iPhone X? Try Out These Solutions

Getting "Could Not Activate iPhone" Error on iPhone X? Try out these viable solutions to troubleshoot the Activation issue.

As per several reports, many iPhone X users are facing “Could Not Activate iPhone” error on iPhone X. So, what could the reason behind it and what are the solutions to fix iPhone X activation error? One of the main reasons why activation error occurs is the heavy congestion.

As millions of users try to activate their device, activation server goes for a toss; resulting in the error. Read on to find out the solutions to troubleshoot the issue.

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Fix iPhone X Activation Error

Majority of the users who are facing this problem are AT&T and Verizon customers. As per the last report, the issue has been fixed. But if you are still stuck with the problem, try out the below mentioned solutions.

Quick Tip

As mentioned above, this problem mostly occurs due to massive congestion that affects activation server. Hence, wait for some time and then try activating your device again.

Solution #1: Restart your iPhone

The first solution you should try to troubleshoot activation error on your iPhone X is restart your device.

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Step #1. First off, you need to press and hold the Side button and either volume button until the slider appears.

Step #2. Now, you have to drag the slider to turn off your device.

When your device is switched off, press and hold the Side button until Apple logo appears on the screen.

Solution #2: Remove SIM and Re-insert It

No luck as yet? Turn off your device → remove the SIM card → wait for some time and then re-insert the SIM card. Then, turn on your device.

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Solution #3: Connect to Wi-Fi Network

Are you using cellular data? It might not be good enough to let you get through the process. Therefore, try connecting to a reliable Wi-Fi network to activate your device again.

Solution #4: Activate Your Device Through iTunes

Haven’t found the solution yet? It’s time to use iTunes to activate the device. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes on your computer. (On Mac, open iTunes → click on iTunes menu → Check for Updates. On Your PC, open iTunes → Help menu → Check out for Updates.)

Step #1. Launch iTunes on your computer.

Step #2. Next, connect your device to your computer. Now, you need to wait for the iTunes to detect and activate your iPhone:

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If you see “Set up as New” or “Restore from Backup,” that means your device is successfully activated.

If Nothing Works: Contact Apple for Help

In most cases, the solutions as mentioned earlier can help you resolve the problem. But just in case, they aren’t unable to fix the issue, contact Apple or your carrier for help.

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Have you got rid of the problem? Which one of the tricks mentioned above worked for you? Do let us know that in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.

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