The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 activation will most likely be required whenever you get your new phone from another user or you had it shipped from a carrier. Devices taken straight from a local store are more often than not active by default. If yours isn’t and you’ve been trying to fix this problem without success, we have a couple of suggestions on how to deal with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 won’t activate problem.
Regardless if the device came from T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, or whatever, the reasons are generally common, and so are the solutions.
In terms of what could possibly cause those activation errors, we should mention a temporarily unavailable server or a device that is not recognized within the network. Usually, it’s a matter of servers, which will fix on its own, and you just have to be persistent. But if it’s more than that and you just can’t get it done, consider our three essential tips from below:
Verify the network issues and the Wi-Fi connectivity
Some users can’t activate a Samsung Note 9 or Note 8, because of some Wi-Fi settings that are blocking that connection with the server. You can stop worrying about this possibility by connecting to a different network. If the activation problem manifests in there as well, you can rest assured that it’s not your network to blame.
Try a quick restart and see if it changes anything
You know that restarting the smartphone can often eliminate minor glitches and bugs, thus helping you to get over apparently inexplicable problems. The same goes with the activation, do a restart and see if this will allow you to activate the smartphone right after that.
Restore the device to its factory settings
When you can’t tell what is it and you really need to get over it, performing a factory reset of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the key. You know what that means, that you will lose all the data you currently have on it. But you probably also know that you can prevent that by going to the Backup & Reset menu from under the General Settings and back up your files in there. Other than that, follow the instructions from our guide.
When you start configuring it from scratch, you should no longer encounter the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 won’t activate error. If the problem persists, however, it wouldn’t hurt to address a local store and see if their specialists can do something about it.