Apple ID not working in iMessage

aldo818

macrumors regular
Original poster
Nov 18, 2009
183
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South of France
Everytime i try to add my apple ID to iMessage on my iPhone 5 it doesn t work.

It says incorrect password or incorrect ID.

I m sure i use the right ID/Password as i ve changed it reset also change updated phone nr etc... all the things suggested in other forums but still no chance can t get my apple ID / email added to iMessage.

iMessage works perfectly with phone nr. but i want to unify it with my macbook air iPad iMac etc...
 

leerocks01

macrumors newbie
Sep 19, 2008
23
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I have the exact same predicament in my iPhone 4. Any solution with this one will be greatly appreciated.
 

numberforty1

macrumors 6502
Oct 6, 2012
402
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Canada
Everytime i try to add my apple ID to iMessage on my iPhone 5 it doesn t work.

It says incorrect password or incorrect ID.

I m sure i use the right ID/Password as i ve changed it reset also change updated phone nr etc... all the things suggested in other forums but still no chance can t get my apple ID / email added to iMessage.

iMessage works perfectly with phone nr. but i want to unify it with my macbook air iPad iMac etc...
this may or may not help..https://daw.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebOb...618204c476572a1b5e5fb3518&path&language=US-EN
 

JoshGlzBrk

macrumors 6502a
Aug 27, 2009
758
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iMessage in general is just a big pain in the ass. I looked on my mom's phone and there are three separate threads from when she was talking to me because iMessage for mac and phone, ipad all seem to cause a new thread as if they're sending from different emails even though I have them all set to the same thing.
 

Jayheartdoc

macrumors newbie
Oct 8, 2012
2
0
Same problem here. It's infuriating. Phoned up Apple technical support who have suggested restoring the phone through iTunes which I'm not keen on doing. I suspect this may work until I try to restore my data back to the phone from iCloud. This problem also coincided with me not being able to access my home wifi network (keep getting an error message saying I'm entering the wrong password). Have had to remove security from the network in order to be able to use wifi.
 

Jayheartdoc

macrumors newbie
Oct 8, 2012
2
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Right, for some reason, after 2 days things have started to work again. When entering my apple id, I substituted @me.com for @icloud.com in iMessage and FaceTime which did the trick.

Can't explain it. I am also able to connect to my home wifi now. Very strange bug in ios6!!
 

aldo818

macrumors regular
Original poster
Nov 18, 2009
183
0
South of France
Right, for some reason, after 2 days things have started to work again. When entering my apple id, I substituted @me.com for @icloud.com in iMessage and FaceTime which did the trick.

Can't explain it. I am also able to connect to my home wifi now. Very strange bug in ios6!!
No luck for me it didn t work. i m getting frustrated it drives me crazy

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Same problem here. It's infuriating. Phoned up Apple technical support who have suggested restoring the phone through iTunes which I'm not keen on doing. I suspect this may work until I try to restore my data back to the phone from iCloud. This problem also coincided with me not being able to access my home wifi network (keep getting an error message saying I'm entering the wrong password). Have had to remove security from the network in order to be able to use wifi.
They told the same thing to me i did it but it didn t work.
 

kultschar

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Mar 26, 2010
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Still no luck, it is driving me bonkers! To make matters worse I logged out of iMessage on my iPad (never had this problem with the iPad) but now it cant log back in and I now have wrong username / password for both iPhone 5 and iPad.

Jusr did a restore - didn't make any difference.
 

kultschar

macrumors 6502a
Mar 26, 2010
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OK

I logged into myID/Apple and changed my Mobile Me ID address to the United States (im not in the US but my iPhone 5 came from US). Anyhow it now works perfect and my password was accepted.

I think Apple have regionalised iMessage somehow
 

aldo818

macrumors regular
Original poster
Nov 18, 2009
183
0
South of France
OK

I logged into myID/Apple and changed my Mobile Me ID address to the United States (im not in the US but my iPhone 5 came from US). Anyhow it now works perfect and my password was accepted.

I think Apple have regionalised iMessage somehow
How can i find out where my iphone 5 comes from bought it in france and my apple id is french
 

zack11

macrumors newbie
Oct 16, 2012
5
0
Hi,

I bought my ipone 5 from France to and I face the same probleme here. I you have any news it 'll be very helpful.

Many thanx
 
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aldo818

macrumors regular
Original poster
Nov 18, 2009
183
0
South of France
I went again to the apple store and they told me it s an problem of ios6 and the iphone 5 as before it used apple id so many people where complaining that they got their messages on every device logged in and they prefered to use their phone nb. Apple corrected that bug and now by default it uses the phone number. They told me to wait basicly for the next update as the bug has been reported to apple.
 

aldo818

macrumors regular
Original poster
Nov 18, 2009
183
0
South of France
Basicly it s linked to the french itunes account as i can use my US apple id but my french itunes it wont accept it s country related with the same phone one works one not sadddddd any help please????

i can t change the region of my french itunes account as i would loose all apple match music and icloud docs
 

Guitarlover

macrumors newbie
Feb 14, 2013
1
0
The same thing happened to me. Make sure that " Time and Date" are on automatic. Thats what i did with my iPod 5 and it worked!!
 

undies1993

macrumors 6502a
Mar 10, 2011
841
6
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The same thing happened to me. Make sure that " Time and Date" are on automatic. Thats what i did with my iPod 5 and it worked!!
After the update to 6.1 everything works like charm problem solved for me.
I think this problem started for me after updating to 6.1. I can log into iMessaging with my account. But if I restart the device it asks for my Apple ID again and it won't accept my password. The same thing with my iPad. Therefore, the messages on my iPad and computer do now match my iPhone. What is the deal?
 

jisaac

macrumors member
May 8, 2009
48
0
I think this problem started for me after updating to 6.1. I can log into iMessaging with my account. But if I restart the device it asks for my Apple ID again and it won't accept my password. The same thing with my iPad. Therefore, the messages on my iPad and computer do now match my iPhone. What is the deal?
Same issue here for me. I enter my password and it will usually ask for it again. Then accept it, then kick it out.
 

Ninja-Kashimoto

macrumors newbie
Sep 1, 2013
1
0
The same thing happened to me. Make sure that " Time and Date" are on automatic. Thats what i did with my iPod 5 and it worked!!
I'm using an iPod 5th gen and had this problem after logging out and couldn't log back in but when I turned my "time and date" too automatic it worked
 
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