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iPad 2 users facing iOS 9.3 activation problems

Apple iPad 2 has iOS 9.3 activation problem
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Due to what appears to be activation server problems, iPad 2 users all over the world seem to be having issues when trying to activate the last-gen operating system by Apple.
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Apple has unleashed the iOS 9.3 update for its devices earlier this week and now it looks like it is already causing problems. Fortunately, these problems appear to be something temporary. However, the users who really need to use their iPad 2 tablets should be very careful.

According to multiple user reports that led to an official support forum post on this matter, once iOS 9.3 is installed on the iPad 2 tablet, the activation fails and leaves the user without being able to use the tablet. The error message displayed is this - "Cannot activate because the activation server is temporarily not available." The good part is that this is for sure a temporary issue that does not occur on all iPad 2 units.

ZDNet said they tried to replicate the error but did not succeed. Other users said they had to wait even 24 hours for their iPad 2 tablets to reactivate. The two solutions found so far include iTunes in both cases, and one of them is about a full restore of the device, a distructive method that could lead to everyone losing some data as well. We will keep you posted as this situation develops.

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5438 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-23 (Update: 2016-03-23)