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Question: Could not activate iPad because activation server is temporarily unavailable.

Can not log on to iPad. Message:

Can not Activate iPad 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 at apple.com/support

Can not log on to iTunes, computer will not allow me past "Could not Active iPad" page. "Try again" = same results.

"Choose a WiFi Network" Network name listed but will not allow anything different to help sign on
?How can I log back on to iPad? How can I log on to iTunes if necessary? Have I lost any of my data? Please help with step by step instruction. I have older iPad in (was) use. Help. Joe

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Mar 10, 2018 12:53 PM in response to oak tree joe In response to oak tree joe

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

prohibited.


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

Mar 10, 2018 12:53 PM

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