iMessage activation issue on 5s/ios 7.0.2

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pjny, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. pjny macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010
    I have 7.0.2 on my ATT 5s and I cannot no activate i get an "iMessage Activation: an error occured during activation" message when I try to add my itunes account email to activate iMessage.

    I've done the recommended (turn off facetime/imessage, reset network settings) but nothing works.

    I can send imessages using my cell # but I want integration like before with Messages app on Macbook where I can continue conversations on iphone/mac.

    My other cellphone number on ios 7.0 Verizon 4s is recognized on Messages under "Preferences/Accounts/" in the itunes account imessage option window. But there is no checkbox for my ATT number.

    What can I do?

    will 7.0.3. fix this?
  2. impulse462 macrumors 68000


    Jun 3, 2009
    I've had this exact same problem since I've got my 5s, and I haven't found a solution. I'm on 7.0.
  3. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2007
    Me too. Apple tech support told me to erase all content and settings. Then start fresh. That's like cutting off your arm because you got a splinter in your finger.
  4. pjny thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010
    Did it work when you erased everything?

    I now have separate imessage threads on iphone and mac because mac cannot access my imessage # anymore. I was able to continue iphone imessage conversations on my mac (10.8.5) no problem until ios 7.

    I have a verizon 4s running 7.0.2 and don't have this problem.

  5. Swinn macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2013
    My sister has had imessage issues with her iphone 4 ever since the 7.0.2 update, but I'm having none on my 5S. Hopefully an update will correct the problem for those who are having it soon.
  6. scotrinaf macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2013
    Blountville, TN

    I had that same problem on my 4S, but after doing an "Erase all content & settings" and restore, it fixed it... That was back on iOS6 though...???

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