iMessage for phone number not active

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sohanangal, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I am using the iPhone 5. However, my iMessage is not active on my phone number. I receive the messages sent to my Apple ID, but the ones sent to my number are sent as text messages. Also, I do not even get an option of enabling it...I was under the impression it is activated automatically, as it works everyone else in my family. Please let me know! Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors G3

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    #2
    Do you have your iPhone number listed under "You can be reached by iMessage at:" in addition to your Apple ID email? This is found under Settings > Messages > Send & Receive.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    It is not listed! I saw on other phones and it is listed by default. I tried disabling and re-enabling iMessages. It is not working!
     
  4. macrumors G3

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    #4
    Try restoring the phone.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    By restoring you mean setting it up again from factory settings?
     
  6. macrumors G3

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    First make a backup and try restoring from the backup. If still no go, restore as new. If the problem is fixed, your backup is corrupt.
     

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