I've never gotten iMessage to work

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GREEN4U, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. GREEN4U macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2010

    - iMessage has never worked on my iPhone 5.
    - It continually says "Waiting for Activation" in my settings
    - Then when I login with my Apple ID/password it says "iMessage Activation. Could not sign in. Please check your network connection and try again."

    What I've tried:

    - Going to my Apple ID settings online and inputting my cell phone number.
    - Signing in to FaceTime (FYI its the same issue with FaceTime settings, but I guess I've never cared to use FaceTime.) but I can't sign in to that either.

    Thanks and Happy Thxgiving!
  2. tymaster50 macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    If you have a backup that had iMessage on then restore to that and iMessage will be on. Other than that I don't know how to fix it.
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Have you tried restoring the phone at all? That usually takes care of 90% of software bugs.
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    That sucks.
    Are you on official carrier?
    Did you search to see how others got it to work? There's many ideas people posted on how they got theirs activated.
  5. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    What about resetting your Apple ID password? Log out of iCloud, go to the Apple website to reset the password then log back in to iCloud with the new password.

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