Go on and activate your Samsung Galaxy they said… It’s going to be easy they said… They said that about Galaxy S9 just like they did about Galaxy S9 Plus… Yet here you are, looking for a solution on how to activate it because, as it turns out, it’s not that easy. In fact, if you do a little research on this topic, the number of similar complaints that you’ll come across, all over the web, is surprising. Take a look below on how to activate Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.
People have this issue regardless of the Galaxy device that they own and whether they work with Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, or AT&T. Those who did the right thing from the start and contacted the carrier were informed that there are two possible causes for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus activation. One of them is when the activation server itself is out of reach, temporarily unavailable or something like that. And the other one is when the device is unrecognizable and, consequently, cannot be activated.
We imagine that, at this stage, you still don’t know what’s wrong with your smartphone and why it won’t activate. And maybe you’re so frustrated because of this issue that you don’t want to reach out to the carrier just yet. You want to fix it yourself, it’s a simple thing that works like charm for many users. Why shouldn’t it work the same for you?
To tell you the truth, we don’t hold the answer to that question. What we do hold, however, is a series of potential causes and to-the-point solutions that will work hand-in-hand. Read on and try every single one of them. Eventually, you’ll get your solution.
Top 3 Solutions For When The Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9 Plus Won’t Activate:
- Suspect the network you’re using;
- Try an old-fashioned restart;
- Use the ultimate restore solution.
When You’re Having Wi-Fi Network Issues…
It can either be a faulty connection or a problem with your Wi-Fi settings. When reaching the server is not possible, it makes sense that you suspect this possibility and act in consequence, trying to use a different Wi-Fi network and see if the activation works. If it still doesn’t, at least you’ve ruled out one culprit.
When You Suspect A Random Bug…
Just like with many other bugs, it’s worth trying a simple and quick restart. This won’t guarantee you a thing, but, like we said, it works with many other problems and it could work now as well. Even when you don’t know what you’re dealing with, the restart is one of the first things to put into practice. Turn off the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus and when you turn it back on, try to activate it.
When You Don’t Know What Else To Suspect…
The restore will bring the device to factory defaults. Hopefully, at this stage, after you’ve been to Settings and used the Backup & Reset menu to back up your most important files, the device will be easy to reconfigure and to restore your data. Check our guide for factory reset on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, you’ll find all the relevant details in there!