Apple has released a new build of iOS 9.3 for the iPad 2, designed to fix the activation issues owners of the tablet faced after updating to the 9.3 earlier this week. The new version carries build number 13E236, and is said to be already rolling out to iPad 2 users.
iPad 2 users who have a device in a “bricked” state can update to the new firmware by connecting their device to their computer, and updating it via iTunes. Users who are still able to use their device should update via the Software Update function in the Settings app on their device.
Apple on Thursday had confirmed that users of older devices were affected by a bug that could prevent then from successfully completing the update process.
Updating some iOS devices (iPhone 5s and earlier and iPad Air and earlier) to iOS 9.3 can require entering the Apple ID and password used to set up the device in order to complete the software update. In some cases, if customers do not recall their password, their device will remain in an inactivated state until they can recover or reset their password. For these older devices, we have temporarily pulled back the update and will release an updated version of iOS 9.3 in the next few days that does not require this step.”
Apple has also released a support document detailing how customers affected by the bug might be able to fix the issue.
Updating some iOS devices (iPhone 5s and earlier and iPad Air and earlier) to iOS 9.3 can require entering the Apple ID and password used to set up the device in order to complete the software update. If you can’t recall your password or can’t sign in, try these steps.
In some cases, the hint that you see on the Activate iPhone screen might not match your current Apple ID. To make sure that you’re entering your Apple ID information correctly, try these steps: If you still need help, try these steps in iTunes from a computer:
- Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the computer.
- Open iTunes. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes.
- Select your device. You should see the Activate [your device] screen in iTunes.
- Enter your Apple ID and password and click Continue.
Or try to sign in to iCloud.com, so you can remove Activation Lock:
- Turn off your device or take it offline.
- Sign in to iCloud.com with your Apple ID and password.
- Open Find My iPhone.
- Select All Devices, then select your device.
- Click Remove from Account. If you still see a map in the device detail view, select All Devices again, click next to your device, then click Remove.
- After you set up your device successfully, make sure that you sign in to iCloud and turn on Find my iPhone again.
If you need help, contact Apple Support.