need help getting iMessage to work again

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

  1. ALMF macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2012
    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.

  2. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2008
    Houston (duh)
    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

    Jun 20, 2012
    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


    Apr 5, 2011
    Fidalgo Island
    Mine just started working again after a few hours. Give it a bit.

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