iMessage and FaceTime “Waiting for Activation” problem after iOS 7 update? Here’s the fix!

Ken Ng

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15 Responses

  1. Brendan Cooney says:

    Except no. It doesn’t work

  2. Ken Ng says:

    So I’ve been told by others too. I suppose I was lucky? Some managed to get it by constantly reactivating iMessage/FaceTime. So it leads me to believe that this could be a server side issue on the activation.

  3. Ken Ng says:

    It seems that it could be a server side problem too since there are som who are facing the problem even when setting up as a new phone.

  4. Heather Sailes says:

    I upgraded my IPhone 4S to Ios 7 on Wednesday, and I’ve tried numerous suggestions including doing a reset on my network settings. Nothing so far has worked, and iMessage on my phone won’t activate. Also, I get a pop up message when I open certain apps such as whatsapp that I need to connect to ITunes to use push notifications. If I’d been smart, I would’ve waited about a month before upgrading to Ios 7.

  5. Scott says:

    Did not work

  6. Jas says:

    did not work

  7. Alex says:

    it does not work

  8. Wil says:

    did not work

  9. Eleanor Pitzer says:

    It did not work…I hope that you send us an update to correct this problem….because I am not very happy
    About this at all.

  10. Ken Ng says:

    Have you tried updating to the iOS 7.0.3? The latest update has supposedly fixed this bug on their end.

  11. Barbara says:

    Nothing worked for me =/

  12. Ses says:

    Totally worked for me, Thanks! I waited before downloading iOS 7 until Jan 2014 hoping the bugs would have been fixed and still encountered the problem.

  13. Ken Ng says:

    Seems to be a hit and miss, so I’m glad this helped you. But I believe this bug should have already been fixed.

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