Guide to Fix Could Not Activate iPhone Error After iOS 13 Update


iOS 13 final version is live with new features like system-wide dark mode, renovated AppStore and other performance improvements. However, some users are facing un-expected errors after updating their iPhone to iOS 13. One of the error is “Could Not Activate iPhone”. Learn how to fix it!

There area always errors once a new OS is released. For iOS 13, the troubles are very similiar to iOS 12–issues with the battery life, apps not working, wi-fi connectivity, updates failed, and the like. 


Fix Could Not Activate iPhone Error After iOS 13 Update

Let us first discuss the possible reason behind this annoying error. This error happens when you fresh install iOS 13 using .ipsw file and iTunes. It is because after the fresh install, iPhone has to connect to Apple servers for activation. If it does not connect, this error will pop up.

Fix Could Not Activate iPhone Error After iOS 13 Update

So now that you know the reason behind “Could not activate iPhone” error on iOS 13, let us discuss the solutions to fix it.

Fix # 01: Check your Internet

A connection problem not associated with your phone could be the issue. Check out that the WiFi your iPhone is connected to has internet access, and that your phone has actually connected to it. It is recommended to restart the router if the issue persists. If this doesn’t resolve the problem, you can try resetting your device’s network settings. If this doesn’t resolve the problem, next you may have to try rebooting your device to see if that resolves the issue. 

Fix # 02: Re-Install iOS 13 Update Manually

If the issue persists then you need to install iOS 13 update again using the downloaded .ipsw file. Make sure you have the right .ipsw file for your iPhone.

Did this resolve your problem? Let us know if are still facing “Could Not Activate iPhone” error after updating to iOS 13 using iTunes.

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