iMessage and FaceTime activation problem

weas

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Nov 4, 2012
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Seville, Spain
Hi everyone,
I've been using iOS7 for a few hours and I can't use FaceTime or iMessage. When I go to settings/iMessage it says "waiting for activation". Same thing with FaceTime.
Anyone else having that problem? Is there any solution?
 

johnxttt

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Jun 10, 2013
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Hi everyone,
I've been using iOS7 for a few hours and I can't use FaceTime or iMessage. When I go to settings/iMessage it says "waiting for activation". Same thing with FaceTime.
Anyone else having that problem? Is there any solution?
So i posted in a different thread, but HERE YOU GO:

OKAY! so after 12 hours of trying to get my iMessage to work.. i decided to restore.. Here's my steps:

Restored my iPhone (with the beta)..
Got the "Cannot activate message without a UDID".
Put in DFU mode..
Restored back to iOS 6.1.4 (I didn't have a jailbreak so didn't matter much)
Then UPDATED (not restore) back to iOS7 beta 1.

I think a key point is that when you restore back to 6.1.4, DO NOT RESTORE FROM A BACKUP. Set up as a new iPhone, and as soon as you can, update back to iOS 7.

My iMessage and Facetime are both activated now
 

imlboy

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May 27, 2013
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I too experienced the activation problem with iMessages and Facetime. But what I did was I restored it to 6.1.4 clean, then let iMessages and Facetime activated in 6.1.4. Then upgraded to 7 beta 1. Now everything works flawlessly.
 

weas

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Original poster
Nov 4, 2012
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Seville, Spain
I did the same thing as you did. Installed iOS7 clean and now FaceTime and iMessage work fine.
Thanks!
 

Bawstun

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Jun 25, 2009
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I have tried this. More than once.

Does anyone have any other suggestions? This is so very irritating - and I've run into this problem on different iOS versions before too, so it's not just an iOS 7 thing. iMessage is horribly buggy trying to get it to activate.
 

ts599

macrumors newbie
Jan 29, 2011
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U.S.A
I too experienced the activation problem with iMessages and Facetime. But what I did was I restored it to 6.1.4 clean, then let iMessages and Facetime activated in 6.1.4. Then upgraded to 7 beta 1. Now everything works flawlessly.
How did you get all your stuff back?
 

iphone5person

macrumors newbie
Jul 5, 2013
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Help!

How did you get all your stuff back?
yes i second this! i restored from backup to revert to iOS 6.1.4 on iPhone 5 Verizon before I read this thread, but if you set up as a new iPhone, can you get all your previous stuff back or no? This is urgent! :(
 

gomoq13

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Jun 17, 2013
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Singapore
I had this issue on all the iPhones and iPad I had iOS 7 installed on. All I did was restart the iDevices and Facetime and iMessage got activated and worked as normal.
 

aimee.elizabeth

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Sep 28, 2012
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This problem doesn't exist exclusively on ios 7, it has been around for years. It happened to me as well, and I tried many methods, and what ended up working for me after hours of work was just to reinstall ios 7 and then using an old backup and waited for a few hours, and it just magically worked. If you google this problem you can find many solutions and I suggest you try all of those or as many as you can, and one of them is just to wait for 24-48 hours and see if it'll activate in time.