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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:02 AM   #1
GREEN4U
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I've never gotten iMessage to work

Problem:

- iMessage has never worked on my iPhone 5.
- It continually says "Waiting for Activation" in my settings
- Then when I login with my Apple ID/password it says "iMessage Activation. Could not sign in. Please check your network connection and try again."

What I've tried:

- Going to my Apple ID settings online and inputting my cell phone number.
- Signing in to FaceTime (FYI its the same issue with FaceTime settings, but I guess I've never cared to use FaceTime.) but I can't sign in to that either.

Thanks and Happy Thxgiving!
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:07 AM   #2
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If you have a backup that had iMessage on then restore to that and iMessage will be on. Other than that I don't know how to fix it.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:08 AM   #3
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Have you tried restoring the phone at all? That usually takes care of 90% of software bugs.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:09 AM   #4
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That sucks.
Are you on official carrier?
Did you search to see how others got it to work? There's many ideas people posted on how they got theirs activated.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:09 AM   #5
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What about resetting your Apple ID password? Log out of iCloud, go to the Apple website to reset the password then log back in to iCloud with the new password.
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