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Achilles75

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 25, 2011
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I'm trying to set up an old iPod touch to text message for one of my kids. I go to iMessage, Get Started, enter her Apple ID and password and select sign in. It then goes to the "Verifying" screen for a few seconds, and then kicks back to the Apple ID screen again.

I've tried a number of solutions short of restoring the entire device. Changed the DNS numbers, verified that date/time is on Auto, reset network settings, tried other Apple IDs, several soft resets. Nothing working so far. Anything else I could try? :confused:
 

Achilles75

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 25, 2011
116
60
For anyone interested, never found alternative/less drastic solutions. Restored iPod from iTunes and iMessage is working fine now.
 

simonappheros

macrumors newbie
Dec 15, 2013
28
0
Australia
* Backing up and restoring from iTunes did not fix the problem.

* Backup up to iTunes and then reformatting the iPhone from the iPhone (Settings>General>Reset>Erase All Content and Settings) and then restoring from iTunes fixed the problem.

It will really work!!!
 
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