1. Gooster's Avatar
    Gooster... Just came in here to say that your Avatar is awesome. Great win! #Giants. Lol


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    Lol We need Justin Tuck back NOW!

    On-topic, I unlinked my Apple ID from iMessage on the 4S and now it's smooth sailing. Naturally I only have my Apple ID on iPad 2 so that might explain it. Crisis averted.
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    10-16-2011 06:06 PM
  2. kikemichelena's Avatar
    Thanks @ ujjsarin !! It worked haha finally.
    10-16-2011 06:11 PM
  3. magnus1986's Avatar
    OK So I have been investigating this and was finally able to replicate what's happening.

    Some WiFi networks mess with the activation process used and the phone does not retry. To get your iMessages working,

    1) Turn off WiFi
    2) Turn on Cellular Data
    3) Turn off iMessage
    4) Turn phone off
    5) Turn phone on
    6) Turn iMessage on
    7) Test iMessages
    8) Turn WiFi on.

    If you do it in that order and allow it to activate over 3G, it works without fail. I have done this twice to make sure and it works and doesn't work when done over 3G and WiFi respectively. Once it has been activated, it works perfectly on both.

    Let me know if it works for you!! I guess I'm better than Apple Support, huh
    10-24-2011 06:33 AM
  4. hellomiggy's Avatar
    My best bet since nothing seems to work is also try a Network Reset. Or What Magnus said...
    10-24-2011 12:15 PM
  5. RenzokukenJ's Avatar
    My iMessage isnt working either.

    Sometimes when I hard/soft reset my phone, I can send to myself. My Girlfriends 3GS can send to me but I dont recieve it. Hers works fine.

    The following I have tried,

    1) Turn off WiFi
    2) Turn on Cellular Data
    3) Turn off iMessage
    4) Turn phone off
    5) Turn phone on
    6) Turn iMessage on
    7) Test iMessages
    8) Turn WiFi on.

    Network Reset

    New ID

    Password change to suit new password standards

    Changing DNS/DNE multiple times.

    I have been working and searching for the last 4 days now... I cannot get this bloody thing to work!

    HELP!!

    Using a iPhone 4 on iOS5

    And to maybe help some people who might think that I am not messaging to a compatible device, I am trying to send messages to my girlfriends 3GS who has iOS5 and can also send iMessages JUST FINE.


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    Im thinking if I backup the phone to iCloud and then restore the phone and restore my stuff from iCloud might fix my problem, but then again, I dont want to lose all of my messages that I have gotten from over the years...

    Will this work?
    10-27-2011 02:57 AM
  6. Waks's Avatar
    Mine just says "Waiting for activation", any idea?

    I already tried the workarounds provided in this thread, but to no avail. I haven't tried restoring though. I'm encountering problems DLing iOS5 as it is..

    Also, where can I find the DNS setting you guys speak of? Thanks!
    Last edited by iWaks; 10-30-2011 at 03:01 AM.
    10-29-2011 09:53 PM
  7. Rockdog97's Avatar
    I know where to switch the i message on.. however the swipe button does not stay on! Has anyone else had the same problem?
    Cheers
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    i have the exact same problem. I've gone thorugh the iMessage set up instructions here on TiPB but I dont see the verification page, or any of the other email settings...
    12-06-2011 10:51 PM
  8. Massie's Avatar
    Also, where can I find the DNS setting you guys speak of? Thanks!
    You can change your DNS setup in Settings>WiFi>Click the blue arrow next to your wifi network, then click in the DNS box.

    (Or you can use Settings>General>Network>WiFi>)
    12-07-2011 12:38 AM
  9. Rockdog97's Avatar
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    i have the exact same problem. I've gone thorugh the iMessage set up instructions here on TiPB but I dont see the verification page, or any of the other email settings...
    Well I finally got iMessage to work.. had to go into Settings/General/Restrictions and turn on FaceTime..now my iMessage works.
    12-12-2011 12:12 PM
  10. iVenom's Avatar
    I like a lot of the people with the imessage problem tried all of these work arounds. But nothing worked on my i4 ios5 but when i got my 4s i just restored as new. Only thing is i dont have any of my saved data, is there any way to get that back after setting up as a new phone? And my 4s i used my iphone 4 back up ad imessage works fine so who knows why it wont work on the 4.
    01-18-2012 03:22 AM
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