The Happy Coder is an indie developer blog written by Bruno Godbout.  Posts are on a variety of topics related to software development and indie developer life.

Rescuing your iPad 2 from iOS 9.3

When I upgraded my trusty iPad 2 to the latest version of iOS (9.3) I got stuck at the activation phase with the message:

“Your iPad could not be activated because the activation service is temporarily unavailable.”

No matter how many times I retried, it would not activate. Apple has published a fix for this, but you need to perform the steps outlined in this support note (it worked for me):

If you can’t activate your iPad 2 (GSM model) after you update to iOS 9.3