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Question: Activation failed on iPad 2 after iOS 9.3 update

Activation failed on iPad 2 after iOS 9.3 update. What to do now?

iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iOS 5.0.1

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My pleasure! Let us all hope the next upgrade will be smoother. 🙂

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Mar 22, 2016 2:03 AM in response to AJ397 In response to AJ397

?? I have this problem as well and have tried all of the fixes mentioned on this site and they dont work. I tried contacting apple but they wont allow me to contact apple support unless i pay for it! Is there a way that you know of that I can contact them without having to pay $40.00?

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Mar 22, 2016 2:11 AM in response to Larashley In response to Larashley

Really disappointed with Apple right now - obviously many people are having this issue with the latest update. My daughter is unable to do her homework because of this, she has been trying to activate her iPad for several hours without success and is very upset.


For Apple to insist that we have to pay for support when it is clearly their issue is beyond unacceptable.


Sorry no help here - I have tried the various methods suggested by people here without any success.


All we can hope is that Apple gets their collective thumbs out of their proverbials and fix this. All too late for my daughter though.

Mar 22, 2016 2:11 AM

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Mar 22, 2016 6:37 AM in response to Volker-D In response to Volker-D

MIne 3g +wifi too. Had to completely restore from scratch - huge waste of my time, but nothing else worked. Connect to itunes, hold down power switch and sleep wake for some time after power down option and apple logo until connect to itunes graphic comes up; choose restore and be prepared to wait a v. long time... Lucky i backed up before updating.

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Question: Activation failed on iPad 2 after iOS 9.3 update