Recover iOS 6 On iPad 3
The error with the activation of iOS 9.3 overshadowed the lives of many owners of Apple mobile devices, but iPad users suffered the most. The moderator of our forum, Alexander aka Freks, who also faced the inability to activate his tablet on iOS 9.3, decided to deal with the problem once and for all and found the only working way to recover a failed iPad after installing iOS 9.3. Here’s what you need to do.
Important! The method involves restoring the iPad to the current firmware with deleting all data from the device. You can only restore them if you have backed up your device in iTunes or iCloud.
Note: this instruction is also suitable for iPhone owners who are faced with the inability to activate the device after the transition to iOS 9.3.
How to recover iPad on iOS 9.3 with activation error
Step 1. Update iTunes to the latest version. You can do this by going to the menu reference. Updates (on Windows) or on the “Updates” in Mac App Store (on OS X). If iTunes is not installed on your computer, you can download it by clicking on this link
Step 2. Put your iPad into recovery mode. To do this, simultaneously hold and hold the buttons Home and Nutrition for 10 seconds, then release the button Nutrition and keep holding the button Home for another 10 seconds
Step 3. Connect your iPad to your computer and launch iTunes. iTunes recognizes your device in recovery mode
Step 4. Click “Restore iPad“And confirm the start of the recovery process. Important: as we noted above, all data from the device will be deleted. If you have a backup of your iPad, then you can recover from it
Note: updating from recovery mode does not fix an issue with activating an iPad running iOS 9.3. Updated 03.25.2016: in the case of a modified build of iOS 9.3, you can restore the device by updating it.
Step 5. Wait for the recovery process to complete.
Immediately after the tablet is restored and finally (!) Activated, you can restore data to it from the backup via iTunes or iCloud.