iMessage Stuck on Waiting for Activation the dreaded words. I spend the first few hours after receiving my new iPhone 4S trying to get iMessage and FaceTime to work. All I seemed to be able to get was ‘iMessage Waiting is Waiting for Activation’ I created this YouTube video in order to make things a little simpler for everyone else.
Confirmed: This will work on the new iOS 6 Update and the new iPhone 5.
iMessage Activation Step by Step
- * Ensure iMessage is not offline. (LINK)
- * Deactivate WiFi on your device. (Settings > Wifi)
- * Turn off iMessage and FaceTime. (Settings > iMessage)
- * Reset the Network Settings. (Settings > General > Reset)
- * Reactive iMessage first via 3g, then FaceTime.
If iMessage is Stuck on Waiting for Activation then you need to be on your home data network. You cannot be using roaming.
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