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How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S6 Won’t Activate

How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S6 Won't Activate

Sometimes an issue occurs with both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge that makes the activation process won’t complete on the Galaxy S6. When your Galaxy S6 won’t activate, it’s recommended to contact your carrier. When you have this issue on the Galaxy S6, it can be solved with the instructions and guide below. If you have purchased your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile similar steps are required to help fix your Galaxy S6 when it won’t activate. We have listed several different ways on how to help when activating your Samsung Galaxy S6 with different solutions.

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How to Fix Galaxy S6 Activation Errors

If there is an error on the Galaxy S6 and it can’t be activated, it can mean some things are going wrong with the servers of the smartphone. First, these are some of the issues you can face when you see Galaxy S6 is not activated or the Galaxy S6 is activated but no service:
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  • Your Galaxy S6 could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable
  • The Galaxy S6 is not recognized and cannot be activated for service



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A quick restart of the Galaxy S6 can be an easy and simple way to fix the error that shows up. Restarting your Galaxy S6 does not guarantee that your activation issues on the Galaxy S6 will be fixed, but it’s a good place to start. All you need to do is turn off the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge and then turn it back on again to see if your activation issue has been fixed.


Network Issues / WiFi

Sometimes your network and WiFi settings block a connection to the server. To make sure that your WiFi and network connections are not the issue, test by getting on to a different WiFi connection and see if your Galaxy S6 activation error has been solved.



Sometimes when your Galaxy S6 is having activations problems, the best option is to factory reset the Samsung Galaxy S6. Another great reason to factory reset a Galaxy S6 is to get a fresh start on the smartphone. It’s important to note that before you go to factory reset a Galaxy S6, you should back up all files and information to prevent any data from being lost. The way to back up data on your Galaxy S6 is by going to Settings > Backup & reset.






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David Williams

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