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Getting ‘Activation Required’ Message on iOS 7? Here’s How to Fix iOS 7 Activation Error

Users who have upgraded to iOS 7 during the best release have been getting "activation required" errors on their iOS devices. The main reason for this? It is most likely that you have installed iOS 7 beta 6 which has expired today, October 6. So how do you fix iOS 7 activation error? Easy, all you need to do is to update your iOS device to iOS 7.0.2, the latest firmware available.

How to Fix iOS 7 Activation Error

Before You Update to Fix iOS 7 Activation Error:

  • Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes before you update your firmware to iOS 7.0.2. To download iTunes 11.1, click here or you can simply launch iTunes, click the iTunes menu bar and click Check for Updates.
  • If you still can, it would be a good idea to back up your iOS device.

And with that, you are good to go to update to iOS 7.0.2.

How to Update to iOS 7.0.2 to Fix iOS 7 Activation Error:

  1. Plug your iDevice to the computer via USB cable. iTunes should launch automatically after connecting your device. If not, launch iTunes.
  2. Click your device on the left portion of the screen.
  3. Download the iOS 7.0.2 IPSW files here (direct links). Make sure that you download the correct IPSW file for your iOS device.
  4. Now back in iTunes, hold down the OPTION key (Mac) or the SHIFT key (Windows) and click the Update button. This should let you browse for the IPSW file you've download in Step 3, select the IPSW file and click Open.
  5. iTunes will now update your device to iOS 7.0.2 so make sure that you don't touch anything until the update is finished.
  6. If needed, restore to your latest backup after updating successfully.

And that's pretty much how you fix iOS 7 activation error. So if you can help it, make sure that you update to the public, non-beta firmware as soon as you can. Beta firmware have expiration dates. So were you able to fix iOS 7 activation error using this guide?

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