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    Default iMessage not working!! - iOS7

    My brother is loving iOS 7 on his phone. Everything works, but iMessage. It won't slide over and sometimes it says "waiting for activation", and if it does slide over, settings crashes. I tried restarting the phone, and it didn't work. I even tried redownloading iOS 7 for him. It works with his friend's phone, and they are both in my registered users (have their UDID), so I don't know what is the problem. Please help. Thanks.

    And please don't delete this thread. I really need this question answered!! Please understand.

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    Default Re: iMessage not working!!

    Part of the perils of a beta OS... and the first release at that.

    ​If you want stability, go back to stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    Part of the perils of a beta OS... and the first release at that.

    ​If you want stability, go back to stock.
    It worked for my other two friends, but not my brother. And we can't go back without losing stuff, because I can't put an iOS 7 backup on iOS 6.
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    What service provider ?


    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
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    Default Re: iMessage not working!!

    i have AT&T and it worked perfectly for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by unstoppablekem View Post
    My brother is loving iOS 7 on his phone. Everything works, but iMessage. It won't slide over and sometimes it says "waiting for activation", and if it does slide over, settings crashes. I tried restarting the phone, and it didn't work. I even tried redownloading iOS 7 for him. It works with his friend's phone, and they are both in my registered users (have their UDID), so I don't know what is the problem. Please help. Thanks.

    And please don't delete this thread. I really need this question answered!! Please understand.

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    at this stage there is very little we can do to help other than guessing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peligro911 View Post
    What service provider ?


    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
    AT&T 4S. The other two have Verizon 4 and 4S's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guacho View Post
    at this stage there is very little we can do to help other than guessing.
    That sucks.
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    I'm in the same boat as you. I have a Verizon 4, backup only so no phone number associated with this phone. I use it only on wifi.
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    got it working!
    I did the old iOS 6 steps to get it working. I turned off auto date/time. Turned on. (I don't think this made a difference you might choose to skip this step)
    Nothing really happened.
    I then went to facetime and UNselected all email addresses and phone numbers associated. If iMessage has any of these as well then unselect them as well. Go back into Facetime under settings and reselect all desired email addresses and phone numbers (buggy and slow). It will give you a prompt, select ok/yes for each one. Then do the same under iMessage!

    Good luck!


    Lastly has anyone noticed that you can not edit text to delete and old individual text from a conversation.
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    Thanks but it didn't work. I don't get the part where you can unselect all email addresses and phone numbers associated.
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    you can delete and old individual text from a conversation be holding down the text, then selecting the More pop.. the bubbles next to all the text appears, and you can select them, and then just select the trash can at the bottom left side of the page
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    I was having the same problem, was forced to send as text, so I decided to re-restore my phone. Only thing is the 2nd time I made sure I "set up as new iPhone" before I restored my backup. iMessage is now working again for me! If you haven't tried this yet, it might get yours working, too. Good luck!
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    I just posted the fix for this here:
    http://forums.imore.com/ios-7/257478...-resolved.html

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    Try using redsnow and deactivate then hook to iTunes to re activate


    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
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    That seem to fix facetime but I still can not turn on iMessage.
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    Thank goodness I have a developer device on which to install beta software and don't worry about mucking up my daily driver.
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    Sometimes it can take up to 24 hours to activate. Happened to me last week after a restore. Plenty of Apple forums that mention this.
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    Tap and hold on a message, then secret "more" it will allow you to delete individual messages
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    Thank goodness I have a developer device on which to install beta software and don't worry about mucking up my daily driver.
    I am kinda glad I don't have a developer device so that I leave my daily driver alone not even jail breaking or wondering what another OS would be like until it is made public on I am sure my next new iPhone when it comes out....
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    How do you re-restore your phone? And how do you 'set up as new iphone'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by laura121997 View Post
    How do you re-restore your phone? And how do you 'set up as new iphone'?
    With ios 7
    Download the ios 7 b6 Ipsw software then hook to iTunes hold shift opt on a Mac and click restore it will pop up to select the software file .. Click the one you downloaded and then let it load .. If it asks to restore from a back up simply use the set up as new option


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    Default Re: iMessage not working!! - iOS7

    Had the same problem everybody and what I did is go to settings go down to general, then reset, and then reset all settings.... Don't choose the others or you'll have to do other stuff which is poooop sooo tap reset all settings wait for your Idevice to boot up and bam it should work. It worked for me and my friend so I wish you luck
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    Go to settings and go to general then reset then reset all settings.... Your iPhone will reboot and it should work when it comes back on....

    First close all running apps
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    Default Re: iMessage not working!!

    I'm not sure where to post this, but I'll try here.

    Updated my phone and my daughter's phone to iOS7 and now I am receiving imessages her friends send to her phone on my phone. While it's a great parental control feature any idea how to correct this?
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