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How to Fix iOS 9.3 Activation Error During Update

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 by Jean to iPhone Data Recovery

Cannot activate your iPhone or iPad after iOS 9.3 update? Here is how you can fix iOS 9.3 activation error during update without losing anything.

Cannot Activate iPad After iOS 9.3 Update

"Cannot activate iPad 2 after upgrade to iOS 9.3. iOS 9.3 activation error message: Your iPad could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable."

It's a thread that comes exactly from Apple support communities, and hundreds of followers join in, discussing over the viable solutions. This error seems very likely to happen when people try to update their Apple devices to the latest available iOS version. So if you're now experiencing the issue with iPhone or iPad activation failure during iOS 9.3 update, please don't worry, it's going to be fixed in this page.

Quick Fix iOS 9.3 Activation Error

If this is the first time you come across the iOS 9.3 activation problem, usually, we would recommend you retry a couple of times after restarting your iPhone or iPad. Many people are lucky to see their issues being resolved by this way. However, to those unlucky ones, the fixing method varies. Get yourselves down to the steps given in below and try to make iOS 9.3 activation normal.

Step 1. If your initial iOS update is done via wi-fi circumstance and receiving the activation error, please retry updating again through iTunes on your PC/Mac.

Step 2. Go to Settings -> iCloud to turn off or unlink your device from iCloud Find my iPhone feature.

Step 3. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer running iTunes with your USB cable. Make sure you're running the latest version of iTunes.

Step 4. Before trying to activate again, make sure the Apple Service is right now available. Once your iPhone or iPad is connected to the computer, restart the computer. This will launch iTunes session when the machine boots up. If your iTunes session doesn't open with restart, you can manually open your iTunes session.

Step 5. Click on the device icon corresponding to your device at the top left section of iTunes screen.

Step 6. Under Settings, Click on Summary and you will see the details of your device on the right hand panel. Click on Update to Update your iOS.

Step 7. If the Update did not work for you, you can try to Restore it using iTunes and then try to activate again. We would recommend that you restart your iPhone or iPad and try updating before attempting to Restore the device.

Step 8. After being able to activate iOS 9.3, remember to turn on Find my iPhone feature.

Check iPhone Data. Are They Still There?

Updating to iOS 9.3 somehow needs to be carefully treated. The iOS 9.3 activation error during the update occur mostly because so many people rushed to download the software making it momentarily inaccessible, and another big one reason is the existing bugs concluded in the new iOS firmware. Apart from the activating problem, you can't expect any other iOS 9.3 updating issues and problems. So better check your iDevices data, are they still there without being damaged or deleted?

Since it's quite common to lose data after iOS 9.3 update, here I feel responsible to let you know how to get them back in all possibility. EaseUS MobiSaver is able to recover iPhone data from device or iCloud/iTunes backup after iOS 9.3 update/downgrade/jailbreak, even when iCloud restore failed after iOS 9.3 update. It's pretty useful when you suffer from unexpected data loss like contacts, messages, notes, pictures, reminders, calendar and so on.

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