iMessage stopped working after updating to iOS 5.1

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by mgpg89, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    Belgium
    #1
    I noticed iMessage stopped working after updating my iPhone 4 to iOS 5.1, so I tried to disable iMessage and re-enable it, but now it's stuck in 'Waiting for activation'.

    Any help please?
     
  2. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

    Arelunde

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    Jul 6, 2011
    Location:
    CA Central Coast
    #2
    Try a hard reset ... hold power and home buttons until the white apple appears, then let go.

    If this doesn't help, you might need to reinstall the update - a clean install, as it's called where you do a full restore. PITA, but usually gets rid of weirdness.

    Another possibility - one or more of your apps may be having issues with the update, particularly if you have an app that runs in the background - like a weather or news app.
     
  3. violetgoose macrumors member

    violetgoose

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    Texas
    #3
    Ditto! I had to do a restore only bc I couldn't send and get photos after updating to 5.1. Now I can get and send pics but I can't do Imessage anymore.
     

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