[New Update] Fix iPhone 12 Stuck on It May Take A Few Minutes to Set up Your Apple ID

by Anna Sherry   Updated on 2020-10-26 / Update for  Apple ID

iPhone 12 stuck on 'It may take a minute to set up your apple ID'. This is my first iPhone so I do not have any backups or anything. It has been stuck on this screen for 15-20 minutes already. Anyone know fixes?"

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Being one of the best smartphone interfaces on the market, iOS has made it simple for users to setup their new devices. This is very useful for first time iOS users. However, some of the users have started experiencing an issue.

They are getting 'it may take a few minutes to set up your Apple ID' while setting up the device, and that message is showing for a while. According to Apple and the users, this is a problem. The message should not stay there for hours. Don’t worry; there are easy fixes available for this. If you want to know more, check out the article below.

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Part 1. Why iPhone Stuck on "It May Take A Few Minutes to Set up Your Apple ID"

Why is my phone screen stuck on "it may take a few minutes to set up you’re Apple ID"?

The said message should disappear from the screen within a few minutes, according to the actual procedure. But if it is still there after passing a significant amount of time, then you have got a problem.

Apple’s internal server issue or, more likely; you have a connection problem. It sure takes a stable internet connection to properly complete the procedure.

Part 2. How to Fix iPhone Stuck on 'Set up Your Apple ID' Screen

The reasons are pretty clear, but all you need are the methods to fix this particular problem. So, we have detailed a few effective methods below; you are free to check them out.

Method 1. Restart iPhone 12 And Sign in Again

First, you need to restart the iPhone 12 and then Sign in again. iPhone 12 restart is pretty simple.

  • Hold the side button and one of Volume button simultaneously.
  • Do not release until the Power Slider to appear.
  • As soon as the Power Slier appears on the screen, drag to the edge of the screen. The device will be turned off. Turn it on again after a few seconds later.

Now, you need to make sure that you are connected to Wi-Fi and then try to Sign in.

Method 2. Force Restart iPhone

If a simple restart didn’t work, then you need to Force Restart the iPhone, there are differences according to the iPhone model you are using. Check them out.

iPhone 8, X, 11 and Later iPhone 12

  • Quick tap the Volume Up button and then do the same with the Volume Down button.
  • Then, hold the Power button until the Apple logo is visible.

iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

  • Hold the Power and the Volume Down buttons together.
  • As soon as the Apple logo appears, release the buttons.

iPhone 6 or Previous Version

  • Hold the Power and the Home buttons at the same time.
  • Release them as soon as the Apple logo appears.
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These are all the Force restart methods. Hope you can successfully execute the procedure, and after that, the error should disappear.

Method 3. Fix Any iOS Stuck Issue with TenorshareReiBoot

If force restart also failed and you are still facing the issue, you need to repair the iOS as there is something wrong with the iOS on your iPhone.

You will need a professional tool capable of iOS recovery, most of those recommendations can’t be described as the best in the field. So, we suggest using Tenorshare ReiBoot. Here's how it works.

  • Complete the installation of TenorshareReiBoot on a computer.

  • Connect the iPhone to the computer and run ReiBoot. Click on the ‘Repair Operating System’ option on the program interface.

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  • In the following interface, click on the ‘Fix Now’ and proceed.

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  • After that, you will be asked to download the latest iOS 14.1 firmware required for this procedure. So, choose a path and then click on the ‘Download’ button.

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  • After the firmware has been downloaded completely or if it has been successfully imported, click on the ‘Repair Now’ option to begin the system recovery.

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Tenorshare ReiBoot is one of the best ways to recover the iOS system. You have read the operation, it is simple, and system recovery is guaranteed. Must try it.

Method 4. Get Help from Apple

Finally, if none of the methods are working and you still are getting the error, take the device to the nearest Apple Support Center. There will be professionals who will take a look at your iPhone and get it fixed.


So, how long should "it may take a few minutes to set up your Apple ID last? According to Apple and the user’s experience, the said message shouldn’t last long. But if it is there on the screen for too long, you know the procedure to fix it. Surely if nothing works, you have to take the device to the Apple Service Center. But if you have an internal iOS problem, then Tenorshare ReiBoot has the best possibility of fixing this problem.


1. How long does it take for Apple ID to activate?

It takes no more than 3 to 5 minutes for Apple ID to activate.

2. How do you activate an iPhone?

Hold the Power button and then follow the on-screen instruction to activate the iPhone.