I've never gotten iMessage to work

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GREEN4U, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Mar 24, 2010
    #1
    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!
     
  2. macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

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    Oct 3, 2012
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #2
    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.
     
  3. macrumors G3

    NT1440

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    Location:
    Hartford, CT
    #3
    Have you tried restoring the phone at all? That usually takes care of 90% of software bugs.
     
  4. macrumors Nehalem

    Applejuiced

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    #4
    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.
     
  5. macrumors G3

    eyoungren

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    Aug 31, 2011
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ USA
    #5
    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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