Fed up by the iMessage activation error that isn’t letting you send or receive messages? Check out this article to find all the possible fixes and workarounds for this problem.
The activation error for iMessage is a common error faced by iPhone users. This error also occurs a lot more with the users who have bought a new iPhone and/or have changed their SIM cards. The number of complaints is inclined more towards Verizon service users. Whatever your case might be, here is a list of fixes and workarounds that were used by other iPhone users as well.
How to fix, iMassage activation error:
Before going forward with the fixes, try to wait for a couple of hours for the issue to solve itself. Sometimes, it can take up to 24 hours to complete the activation process. So, it is suggested that you wait for some time before taking actions. If 24 hours have already passed, then you can go ahead and try the troubleshooting methods and fixes given below.
1) Enable through settings:
Go to the ‘Settings’ app in your iPhone and scroll down. Find the iMessage application in the list. Tap on it and toggle it on. If it is already enabled, toggle it off and then turn it on again. Now, try sending a message. If you are able to do so, then your iMessage activation error is resolved. If not, move on to the next step.
2) Restart your iPhone:
Go to settings again and and tap on the iMessage icon. Toggle it off. This will disable the application. Now, turn off your iPhone. Wait a few seconds and turn it on. Go to settings and enable the iMessage app again. Check if the functions have returned to normal. If you are able to send and receive text messages, well and good. If not, we will need to dig deeper to fix the iMessage activation error.
3) Software update:
Go to settings and tap on ‘General’. Then go to ‘Software update’. You will be notified if you have any updates pending. If there is a possible update for your device, install it. After the update is installed, see if the iMessage activation error is resolved.
4) Repair with Reiboot:
Reiboot is a third party app that can be installed on windows devices. It can be used for all iOS devices to repair black screens, reboot loops etc. You can download Reiboot by clicking here. Launch Reiboot on your computer and connect it to your iPhone with a USB cable. The home screen, you will see an option to start the repair. Click on it. Continue with the ‘Standard repair’ option. No data will be lost with this repair option. Make sure you are connected to a stable internet connection throughout the process. You will also need to ensure that your iPhone does not get disconnected by accident. After the process is complete, check if the iMessage activation error is resolved. Activate iMessage and try to send a text.
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One can get easily frustrated over the fact such a superficial problem is taken so long to repair. But the best thing you can do is stay calm. The activation might inevitably take a long time to process. If you are replacing an old iPhone with a new one, do this. Sign out of your iCloud account from your old phone and turn it off. Then start setting up your new phone. This is something that can be done to ensure you don’t run into errors like these.
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