iPhone and iPad activation issues after updating to iOS 9.3?

Recently, we told you about the various issues Apple customers were having, where they would update their devices to iOS 9.3, causing some of the native apps to crash and freeze, and problems when activating the device. Luckily there are a couple of helpful workarounds to clear any headache you may have, following your iOS update.

According to a thread on the Apple Support Communities forum, the devices display an Activation Lock screen after the update is complete, blocking users from signing in.

“In some cases, the hint that you see on the Activate iPhone screen might not match your current Apple ID,” Apple says.

Here's one workaround you can try to fix the problem:

Activation Fix 1:

  1. Connect your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to your computer
  2. Open iTunes, making sure you have the latest version installed
  3. Select your device in iTunes, and you should see the Activate your device screen
  4. Finally, enter your Apple ID

Activation Fix 2:

  1. Take your handset offline, by turning it off or switching on flight-mode
  2. Sign into your icloud.com account on a different device
  3. open Find My iPhone
  4. Click "All Devices" then select your device from Step 1
  5. Click  "Remove From Account". If you still see a MAP in the detail view, select "All Devices" again and click X next to your device then click REMOVE
  6. After setting up the device in Step 1, be sure to sign-in to your iCloud account also.

If it isn’t and you’re still having problems, Apple recommends that you contact Apple Support for further assistance.

Let us know how you get on with this trick, by commenting below or tweeting at us on @SquareRepairUK.

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