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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

iMessage Not Activating

hi everyone, i’m new here, i’m having troubles with my phone, imessage is not activating, i’ve waited 2 days and nothing. and help?

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: iMessage Not Activating

Hi! i’ve had this problem too, i just took out the sim card, and shut my phone completely off, let me know if this helps  

Mayor / Maire

Re: iMessage Not Activating

make sure your apple sign in info is updated with your new phone number ,dont forget 1 followed by area code it should work then after you reset your sim and restart your phone welcome to PM

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: iMessage Not Activating

iMessage continuing in activating mode. RESOLVED!!!

 

Seems there is no  one specific way to resolve but this did it for me. Whew!!!

 

I made many changes. Won’t be sure if order is exactly correct. 

 

PM phone number de-register

A few hard reboots holding power button and home button

Turned off FaceTime and iMessage

Pulled SIM card to see if activating stopped…did not

Did a carrier reset, which turns on data

Put SIM card back in. 

Turned iPhone off then on. 

Turned on iMessage…..no longer activating

Turned on FaceTime…..activated for a few seconds and BINGO both running properly. 

 

So with PM I want to take advantage of the free texting. 

 

So I think my issue was due to this set up. So with Data and Wifi turned off I was texting out in a green bubble. But all replies from Apple users where in a blue bubble and to my iPad, MacBook and iMac and NOT my iPhone at all! So I assume because my other devices were on  for the phone number and ON Wifi the responses were routed to the Wifi devices. Does that make sense that iMessage would do that? 

 

So I have not confirmed how the changes will work yet. 

 

iPhone (sms and mms turned on)

 

You can receive iMessages to and reply from. 

/ PM phone number

/ Email 1

/ Email 2

/ Email 3

 

Start new conversations from. 

/ PM phone number

/ Email 1

/ Email 2

/ Email 3

 

/ = a check mark 

 

iPad, iMac, Macbook. 

 

You can receive iMessages to and reply from. 

/ PM phone number

/ Email 1

/ Email 2

/ Email 3

 

Start new conversations from. 

/ PM phone number

/ Email 1

/ Email 2

/ Email 3

 

/ = a check mark 

 

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So I have changed settings to:

 

iPhone (sms and mms turned on)

 

You can receive messages to and reply from. 

/ PM phone number

Email 1

Email 2

Email 3

 

Start new conversations from. 

PM phone number

Email 1

Email 2

Email 3

 

/ = a check mark 

 

iPad, iMac, Macbook. 

 

You can receive messages to and reply from. 

PM phone number

/ Email 1

/ Email 2

/ Email 3

 

Start new conversations from. 

PM phone number

/ Email 1

/ Email 2

/ Email 3

 

/ = a check mark 

 

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For FaceTime I have turned every thing on. 

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: iMessage Not Activating

For me what worked when I first switched to PM was deleting my iMessage conversations in my phone, then when I went to send a message again, it was able to switch it iMessage.

 

For some reason before doing this, my phone wasn't able to send iMessages to existing conversations

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: iMessage Not Activating

Thanks. 

 

I did a few hard boots, removed SIM, turned iMessage and FaceTime off, reset network settings and turned iMessage and FaceTime back on. Now it works fine. It took seconds to activate.