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    Hi, I am having trouble activating Imessage on iPhone 5 IOS6. It is constantly saying waiting for activation. I have ensured that my apple ID and password are correct. I have switched iMessage on and off several times, as well as my phone and all of my other devices are coming up with my iphone is now using my email address. I also ensure that I am connected to WIFI.
    Has anyone had this issue and can help me fix mine.
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    Default Re: iMessage Activation Issue

    Turn your phone off and then back on. I've had to do that a few times to get iMessage to act right.
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    Default Re: iMessage Activation Issue

    I had a similar issue are tried everything I could find online to fix it. At the end, I realized that my carrier had put a block on "spam" text messages. When you turn iMessages on it basically sends an invisible text message to Apple to verify it. With the block, the text message wasn't sent.

    That probably just confused you more than helping you. Just call your carrier and ask them if there is some kind of spam SMS block. If there is, have them remove it and you'll be good.
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    agree to johnanondoe, its annoying
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barratrous Brighton View Post
    Hi, I am having trouble activating Imessage on iPhone 5 IOS6. It is constantly saying waiting for activation. I have ensured that my apple ID and password are correct. I have switched iMessage on and off several times, as well as my phone and all of my other devices are coming up with my iphone is now using my email address. I also ensure that I am connected to WIFI.
    Has anyone had this issue and can help me fix mine.
    Try toggling airplane mode on for 5 seconds and turning it back off. This happened to me when I first got my i5 but that fixed it for me
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    Default Re: iMessage Activation Issue

    This might help.

    Make sure that Time & Date ( In Settings-General ) are on automatic.

    In Settings-Privacy-Locations-System Service ( All the way down ),make sure Define Time Zone is on.

    It worked for me after pulling out a lot of hair ;-)))

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