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iPhone X Is Not Activated – Contact Your Carrier

iPhone X Is Not Activated - Contact Your Carrier

One of the most common problems iPhone X users face within their handset is the warning that appears on their phone saying “iPhone is not activated contact your carrier”. If you’re one of the iPhone X owners who want to know the how to fix this issue, then you came to the right guide. If by chance that you have bought your iPhone X from T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, or AT&T, then there’s a big chance that you have encountered this issue every once in a while. Most of the time, upon activating your phone, several display messages will appear. Below, we have catered a list of messages that you have seen or might see in the future and how to solve that issue.

Fixing the Activation Errors on your iPhone X

If by chance you’ve faced the warning “Cannot activate your iPhone now”, it clearly means that there’s an issue with the Apple servers. There could be many reasons as to why this occurs. Here are some of it:

  1. The activation server is currently unavailable
  2. Your phone isn’t recognized, hence isn’t allowed to be activated
  3. Your Device wasn’t verified by iTunes

Restart your iPhone X

Performing a restart on your phone is one way to easily solve this issue. Though it doesn’t guarantee that it’ll get fixed, it’s a good way to start. Restarting your phone can be done by holding the Power button until the slider bar appears. Once it appears, slide it and you’re done. Open your phone again to see whether it fixed the issue.

Restoring it

Shut down your phone then sync it to your PC. Afterwards, access the iTunes software then boot your phone. iTunes will notify you that your iPhone X was detected and a question asking would you like to restore your device.

Activation Through iTunes

Given that you have performed the steps above and still doesn’t worked, activating your iPhone X via iTunes can solve the issue. Just simply sync your phone to your PC. Shut down your phone, then reboot it. iTunes will automatically open afterward.

Connect to Another WiFi Connection

Most of the times, the problem is within your WiFi settings and the network, which blocks the connection to In order to check, try connecting to a different connection and inspect whether this has solved the issue.

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Desmond Andrada

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