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Question: Activating an old iPad 2

It was updated. Activated just fine. Started using it and then it said it wanted to activate again. Now it keeps getting error messages. But it won’t let me go forward so I have no way of it working again. What do I do?

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Mar 10, 2018 12:53 PM in response to zacharyfromorange In response to zacharyfromorange

Did you do as the error message said? Did you connect to a

computer running iTunes? Did you try again in a few minutes?

Did you contact Apple Support at the url provided?

If your iPad is a cellular model, some have reported that temporarily

removing the sim allows activation to complete.

Otherwise, 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

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Mar 10, 2018 3:41 PM in response to zacharyfromorange In response to zacharyfromorange

If your iPad 2 is a cellular model, remove the SIM card from the SIM card tray on one of the long sides of the iPad.

You may need your iPad 2 SIM tray tool of a paperclip to open the tray.

Try a hard reset of your iPad by holding down both the Home and sleep/wake buttons simultaneously until your iPad goes to black and restarts with Apple logo, then release the buttons, then try reactivating your iPad 2, Again.

Good Luck to You!

Mar 10, 2018 3:41 PM

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