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Question: Activation

My ipad restarted automatically 2 hours ago and gives me this message: “your ipad could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable. Try connecting your ipad to itunes to activate it or try again in a couple of minutes. If this problem persists contact Apple Support.” I have tried restarting, connecting to itunes a few times but nothing works. Please help!

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Nov 11, 2017 12:47 PM in response to Lizettefromjhb In response to Lizettefromjhb

5 possible causes for that error message:

1] Activation server is actually down. Very rare occurrence, and of short duration when it

does happen. Solution - try again.

2] Your firewall and/or antivirus software are preventing the necessary connection. Solution -

temporarily disable your firewall and/or antivirus software until the activation completes.

3] computer being used for activation has been used to jailbreak an iOS device in the past.

Solution - use a different computer.

4] iPad has been jailbroken. Your favorite search engine may provide some direction, but jailbreaks often prevent

activations/updates from succeeding. Per Terms of Use for this forum, discussion of jailbroken iPads is


5] your region and/or timezone settings are inconsistent with your actual location. Solution - set region and/or timezone correctly.

You should also check this article: If you can't activate your iPhone - Apple Support. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201407

Nov 11, 2017 12:47 PM

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