need help getting iMessage to work again

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by ALMF, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. ALMF macrumors regular

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    Since I upgraded my iPhone 4 to iOS6 it has not worked.

    I have reset the device, played with time settings, yet the iMessage toggle remains gray and under it reads "Activation Unsuccessful. Turn on iMessage to try again." But as i mentioned, the toggle is gray and will not turn on/off.

    I have read thread after thread and cant find a way to get this working again.

    Advice?
     
  2. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

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    There are a few threads that it is down. I think it's just a coincidence that the timing was after your upgrade. It appears to be out around the country.
     
  3. ALMF thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did the upgrade the day iOS6 came out and have kinda been patiently waiting to get it working again since then. I thought it was maybe a bug or something.

    I called Apple and they offered a little help but not much as my Applecare+ has ran its time and I did not want to pay $19 for a one time deal that may not fix it.

    After talking to Apple I played with more settings. This time I turned off all restrictions and the toggle works now. But since iMessage is down right now it just says "Waiting for activation"

    So I guess after the iMessage system is back and I get it working, then I can turn restrictions back on maybe? Don't like the idea of keeping restrictions disabled just for iMessage to work.
     
  4. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000

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    Mine just started working again after a few hours. Give it a bit.
     

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