iMessage not Activating my phone number

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  1. iPhone Addict

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    I've tried EVERY solution I've seen online and none have worked, iMessage & FaceTime are still stuck in "waiting for activation" I can only use my Apple ID for both services but not my number. Has anyone had this issue? Any suggestions?


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  2. Europa

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    How long has it been stuck? What have you tried?
     
  3. iPhone Addict

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    It's been stuck since last week, I've tried many things like turning iMessage off/on, ejecting the SIM, hard resets, removing/adding the Apple ID, wiping phone and restoring from back up, set up as new iPhone. There's more methods I've tried but they didn't work either.


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  4. Ohmster

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    Do you have any other OS/iOS devices to try this on or currently using iMessaging?


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    My iMessage is not working since yesterday
    my text came back after I tried a few settings and restores
     
  6. iPhone Addict

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    I have an ipad mini and iMessages can only be sent from the Apple ID on it too


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  7. Ohmster

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    I had a similar problem. Only way I got it to work was to turn off iMessages on all devices then turn it on in iPhone first.


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  8. Ohmster

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    ^ it's currently working on an iMac, iPad2, iPad Mini, and iPhone.


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  9. iPhone Addict

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    Would it have anything to do with switching carriers and phones but having the same number? Because I went from a 4S on Fido to a 5 on Telus


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  10. Ohmster

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    I went from Verizon back to AT&T. Works fine. I assume your Mini and iPhone are on the same carrier? Not sure if it matters though....


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    The mini is wifi only, but back with my 4S and ipad 3 I was able to send iMessages from my phone number via my ipad


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  12. Ohmster

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    Got it. It should not be a problem. Did you try switching all off and then enabling on iPhone first?
     
  13. iPhone Addict

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    Yes, and no luck. I'm currently on the phone with Apple but no luck so far.


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