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Anyone else having problems activating iOS5?

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Anyone else having problems activating iOS5?

My phone says the activation server is down, but iTunes says my phone doesn't have a sim card.  What gives?  I can't make calls, which is definitely a huge problem for me.

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Scholar

Re: Anyone else having problems activating iOS5?

Yes. I imagine the servers are getting hammered. I'd just set it aside for a while until things calm down, then redo the whole thing.

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Contributor

Re: Anyone else having problems activating iOS5?

But I;m worried about the sim card problem iTunes seems to be detecting

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Scholar

Re: Anyone else having problems activating iOS5?

It's a multi-step process, and with the servers dying, you have probably gotten to step x of many.

 

Let it calm down, and then do the entire update again. It'll probably rectify everything. Everybody in the world is hammering those activation servers, and they just can't handle the load.

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Contributor

Re: Anyone else having problems activating iOS5?

I have been trying to activate for more than 5 hours now. Still the problem persists. Did anyone managed to get through?

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Teacher

Re: Anyone else having problems activating iOS5?

I started the update at 2pm ET today and I just finally finished.  It crashed several times during the day.  Good Luck

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Professor

Re: Anyone else having problems activating iOS5?

i just  ran the update got it installed an activated just fine. i do nto see any new features kind of a let down. 

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Expert

Re: Anyone else having problems activating iOS5?

iOS 5: Hidden gems and features


graphite07 wrote:

i just  ran the update got it installed an activated just fine. i do nto see any new features kind of a let down. 



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Guru

Re: Anyone else having problems activating iOS5?

I installed mine around 1:15 CST and had it completely done in an hour. No problems here. I love the new iOS.
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Professor

Re: Anyone else having problems activating iOS5?

took me 4 times to get the new update. i like the part where you can use ring tones for text tones now thanks apple for that.

seen a new feature at the apple store tonight,it had a circle in the lower left hand corner it had all kinds of  commands tied into it.

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Contributor

Re: Anyone else having problems activating iOS5?

I am still stuck..someone please help!!

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Professor

Re: Anyone else having problems activating iOS5?


plohalekar wrote:

I am still stuck..someone please help!!



where are you stuck at? whats the problem>?

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Contributor

Re: Anyone else having problems activating iOS5?

I have been trying to update since 3:00 pm. I hit update and it sits there for hours saying it is backing up my iPhone but then the green stops moving across the bar and it sits there for an hour doing nothing. Nothing has come up with progress or anything. I actually have removed all of my music and cleared a ton of apps to hurry the back up process and nothing is working. Any advice???

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Professor

Re: Anyone else having problems activating iOS5?


chanceadams wrote:

I have been trying to update since 3:00 pm. I hit update and it sits there for hours saying it is backing up my iPhone but then the green stops moving across the bar and it sits there for an hour doing nothing. Nothing has come up with progress or anything. I actually have removed all of my music and cleared a ton of apps to hurry the back up process and nothing is working. Any advice???


what i did is hit stop on adding apps and stuff. and went on wither other stuff like music and pics.

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Professor

Re: Anyone else having problems activating iOS5?

Started my update at about 7pm and it finished probably about 8:15. I plugged it in and just left it alone.
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