iMessage stuck on Waiting for Activation

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by tgwaste, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. tgwaste macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone else having this problem?

    new iPhone 7 Plus
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Turn it off reboot your iPhone then turn it back on
     
  3. tgwaste thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. KAMB macrumors 6502

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    DFU restore? Also sometimes plugging into a computer and activating through computer works much better than over wifi.
     
  5. tgwaste thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This worked, many thanks!
     
  6. Geekfried macrumors newbie

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    Im stuck with that problem too. I already restored via my MacBook and iTunes with activation via iTunes but didn't fix the issue. Tried the Basic stuff with deactivation, restore with and without iCloud or iTunes Backup. Nothing helps.

    Any other ideas? :-/
     
  7. mrcel macrumors newbie

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  8. Geekfried macrumors newbie

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    Opened a ticket with Apple. Hopefully the Engineers can give me a hint on that.
     
  9. mrcel macrumors newbie

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    I'm curious if you are also a customer of mobilcom-debitel, Geekfried. I'm from Germany as well and it seems to be correlated with this provider.
     
  10. Geekfried macrumors newbie

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    Hmm, maybe this is a European/German Problem. My Provider is Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile.

    As far as i know there is an SMS Sent to a UK-Number. My first thought was that my SMS to international Numbers where blocked by the Provider. Checked that twice (via Twitter-Support and Phone-Support) but nothing to find.
     
  11. mrcel macrumors newbie

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    So, hopefully this will be fixed soon...
     
  12. Ajaredic macrumors regular

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    Same here on iPhone 7. Any idea? Tried everything, including set up as new phone.
     
  13. Ajaredic macrumors regular

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    How do you do that?
     
  14. jdsmitty10 macrumors member

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    Same issue on a new iPad Air 2 I got at work. Not sure if they blocked messaging on the network or if it's an actual activation issue..
     
  15. Shelleyldiaz Suspended

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    Keep your iPhone on Airplane mode and try it.
     
  16. Ajaredic macrumors regular

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  17. iphonedave1984 macrumors newbie

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    google 'imessage not working' - good articles out there
     

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