Apple’s iCloud activation issue has been fixed

It's unclear what the cause of the outage was

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If you were trying to set up your new iPad, Apple Watch or iPhone yesterday and couldn’t get it up and running, you’re not alone.

Likely due to the influx of people trying to set up new devices on Christmas and Boxing Day, reports that iCloud is down started to appear. Apple eventually confirmed the issues through an @AppleSupport tweet and on its ‘System Status‘ page.

Though the outage was poorly timed, it looks like the issue has now been solved roughly 36 hours after reports of problems first started to appear.

Interestingly, there are not many reported iCloud issues on Downdetector in the last 24 hours. That said, there’s a possibility many people didn’t realize the new device activation outage was related to Apple’s iCloud platform.

Either way, the issue seems to be solved, so if you’ve been unable to get your new iPad Air (2020) to activate, you likely can now.

Source: @AppleSupport, Apple