Samsung Galaxy J3 Won’t Activate (Solution)


Some have reported that the Samsung Galaxy J3 won’t activate correctly. If you have this problem happening to you, it’s recommended that you contact your carrier.

For those that don’t want to contact your carrier, you can also follow the instructions and guide below to help solve your problem. If you have purchased your Galaxy J3 from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile similar steps are required to help fix your Galaxy J3 when it won’t activate. We have listed several different ways on how to help when activating your Samsung Galaxy J3 with different solutions.


How to Fix Galaxy J3 Activation Errors

If there is an error on the Galaxy J3 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 J3 is not activated or the Galaxy J3 is activated but no service:

  • Your Galaxy J3 could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable
  • The Galaxy J3 is not recognized and cannot be activated for service



A quick restart of the Galaxy J3 can be an easy and simple way to fix the error that shows up. Restarting your Galaxy J3 does not guarantee that your activation issues on the Galaxy J3 will be fixed, but it’s a good place to start. All you need to do is turn off the Galaxy J3 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 J3 activation error has been solved.



Sometimes when your Galaxy J3 is having activations problems, the best option is to factory reset the Samsung Galaxy J3. Another great reason to factory reset a Galaxy J3 is to get a fresh start on the smartphone. It’s important to note that before you go to factory reset a Galaxy J3; you should back up all files and information to prevent any data from being lost. The way to back up data on your Galaxy J3 is by going to Settings > Backup & reset.




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