iMessage – Activation Error

When iMessage was introduced with iOS 5 it was largely seen as a huge improvement it the stock Message app. However, although it is one of the more popular messaging solutions, it hasn’t had a trouble-free existence.  Over the last couple of years we have heard stories of iMessage being used for spam attacks; we’ve seen the iMessage servers go down time and time again and, since iOS 7 was released, there seem to be a lot of activation issues and problems with messages not being received or sent properly. As a rule iMessage works just fine and not everyone experiences all of these issues. However, if you use iMessage a lot and want it up and running as it should be there are a couple of things you can try.

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Fix iMessage Activation Error :

First up is the old tried and tested method of switching off and then on again.  While it may not work for all, quite a few users have reported that, if they do this, iMessage seems to return to normal afterwards. Give this a go before you move on to the next one. The second fix involves resetting your network settings:

  1. First, disable iMessage. Open Settings, scroll down the screen and locate Messages. Tap on it
  2. Tap on iMessage to turn it off ios 7 imessage (1)
  3. Now, still in Settings, tap on General
  4. Scroll down and tap on Reset
  5. Tap on Reset Network Settings reset network ios 7

Once everything has been reset you will have to re-enter your Wi-Fi passwords so make sure you have a note of them before you do this. Now just go back into Settings, Messages and tap on iMessage to turn it back on and it should all work OK.

It’s not unusual to experience these sort of problems in a brand new software but, as time goes on, Apple is releasing regular updates and most problems will be fixed. That said, iOS 7.0.2 was released to fix a Lock Screen security issue just last week and, for some users, it has made the iMessage problem worse. However, iOS 7.0.3 is due to be released soon so hopefully  Apple has managed to address this issue and let normal service resume.

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  1. I looked around a lot since the same issue with imessage and facetime seems to also effect push notification. This is one that I hadn’t tried but after I tried it, it doesn’t seem to work. Anyone with a definitive fix?

    1. You have to have a developer acnouct or someone who can add your UDID to their acnouct to get iOS5. It will be released in September to the masses!Thanks for the nice words about the site we are loving it!

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