iMessage awaiting for activation....for the past 3 hours!

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by felixroqu3, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. felixroqu3 macrumors regular

    felixroqu3

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    New York, NY
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    So today i had to restore my iPhone because like the idiot that i am changed my passcode while i was on the phone with a friend, wasn't paying attention and forgot what my new passcode was. So after restoring it from my iCloud backup a friend of mine asked why i sent an iMessage from my email. I went into Settings<Messages and noticed iMessage was set to send and receive from my iCloud email. I tried selecting my phone number but it's greyed out. Doesn't even have a check mark next to it. I turned iMessage off and reset my phone but it didn't help. Same thing happened. I turned it off and then on and then it was stuck at "waiting for activation" for a very long time to no avail. Then i proceeded to restore my phone and set it as new and the same thing happened. It was either waiting for activation or it was set to send/receive through my iCloud. I restored my phone for a 2nd time and nothing. Even turned off iMessage and FaceTime and reset my network settings, turned off the phone, turned it on and the same thing happened!

    T-Mobile is my carrier. I called them up and was transferred to an apple technician and he couldn't help. He essentially told me to make an appointment with the Genius Bar. So i made an appointment for tomorrow but i was wondering if anyone else has experienced this in the past? Right now it says "activation unsuccessful" and my number is still greyed out.
     
  2. Sirious macrumors 65816

    Sirious

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    Location:
    United Kingdom
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    Are you on pay as you go?
    You need to top up your account and then turn iMessage/FaceTime off. Restart your phone and then turn iMessage/FaceTime on again.

    To activate iMessage/FaceTime, your iPhone needs to be able to send a text message.
     
  3. coolio93 macrumors 6502

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    Houston, TX
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    When I activated it on my 5S it took about 14 hours. I called Apple and they said it can take up to 24 hours to activate iMessage and Facetime.
     

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