On the MacRumors boards, quite a lot of AT&T customers are complaining about activation issues, and there are additionally stories of activation points on Twitter and reddit. Some AT&T clients are seeing lengthy wait occasions for the activation course of earlier than it will definitely fails with an error message.
The challenge seems to be attributable to heavy congestion with so many new units being launched into the wild without delay. Several of our readers have been capable of get the activation course of to work after a number of makes an attempt, whereas others have gotten it to work after a restart or by way of iTunes. From MacRumors reader anthonymoody:
I known as Apple. As one other particular person posted, they’d me shut down (maintain the mbadive button proper facet, then swipe to close down) and restart (maintain mbadive button proper facet). It nonetheless did not work. Told me to name AT&T, which I did. They confirmed their servers are slammed however gave me the automated activation cellphone quantity. I known as it, system mentioned it was activated (!) But nonetheless no pleasure on the cellphone itself.
I swapped SIMs with my prior cellphone…nonetheless no pleasure.
Connected to iTunes and after having to restart the method a number of occasions owed to errors (guessing servers getting slammed) I used to be FINALLY capable of get it going – actually it replace to 11.1 and restored from an iOS 11.1 again up in a single shot.
While many of the stories appear to be coming from AT&T customers, there are additionally scattered stories from Verizon clients who’re seeing activation issues.
Unfortunately, there seems to be no repair right now past ready or trying the activation course of time and again. The drawback ought to begin to clear up later as we speak because the servers grow to be much less crowded, however Apple and/or affected carriers may be capable to implement some type of repair.
We’ll replace this submit ought to we hear stories of the congestion clearing up.