Can't switch iMessages on

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by JeroenVdb, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. JeroenVdb macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2013
    I can't switch iMessages ON anymore (it was ON). When I try to flip the switch from OFF to ON it instantly returns to OFF (I don't see any message like "activating...", it just doens't flip). So I don't think it's a server problem because the iPhone isn't even trying to connect. It's like te switch is broken.

    I try'ed/checked
    • restart
    • hard reset
    • resetting the iPhone settings
    • changing Wifi network and switching to mobile internet
    • there are no restrictions (they are off)
    • Facetime works (I can turn it on/off)
    • Date & time are correct
    • I can send iMessages via Messages on my iMac
    • Googling

    I did make a change to my AppleID. Move my mobile number from "home number" to "mobile number" ( because iMessages didn't work with my mobile number anymore. I tried reverting this changed without succes.

    Anyone has an idea how I can fix this?

    iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.3
  2. JeroenVdb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2013
    My solution: I created a new (iCloud) backup, wiped the phone and restored my backup.

    Everything is back and iMessages works again.

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