If you are facing the same issue. I hope my comment helps someone. I tried literally every suggestion I could find on your support pages and nothing fixed it. However it's making me wait 3 days to set it up. Kill all the following services in order to delete the old configuration and plist files associated with iMessage. You can also extract iCloud and iTunes backup.
If you still get activation error during login then move to the next step. It keeps saying Activation Failed or an Error Occured. Verify by logging on to. That's certainly possible, although I use my iPhone and ipad daily, and no issues until I tried using this new ipad. Turn off and restart iMessage and FaceTime 1. In order to fix this iMessage activation error, follow the below mentioned troubleshooting steps in the same order as written. Make sure you are on a good working network and that you are not facing any wifi or connectivity issues.
Airplane Mode Fix Sounds simple right? Try to login to iMessage on your Mac and see if works. The potential fix The fix involves getting Apple's servers to re-initialize your mac hardware to be allowed to access your iCloud services. Now, it's time to get the suitable firmware for your device. Apple is now suggesting we wait an additional 24 hours for iMessage and FaceTime issues to clear up but all of this seems awfully buggy to me. Check Restrictions If you are experiencing an error saying FaceTime activation is unsuccessful, then the very first move of yours should be to check the restrictions set on your FaceTime. To remove your number just uncheck it like the above method.
This will prevent it from happening again, also make sure you don't accidentally message someone you don't know as you can get marked as spam, and don't give your apple id to anyone. Once you entered, in the first column. When activating iMessage or FaceTime, if you see one of these messages, Waiting for activation, Activation unsuccessful, An error occurred during activation, Could not sign in, please check your network connection and note that activation may take up to 24 hours to complete. What they should have you do on the phone is go to itunes, at the top to go the Account tab, then from there go to the view my profile tab. I did not have two-factor authentication enabled, but during all this I did turn it on.
Click on the Messages in the menu bar and proceed to Preferences. If you still get the activation error then move on to the next step. Time is set automatically, tried a restore, tried logging out all devices, tried waiting 24 hours, tried Wifi, tried Cellular. Examine the problem is gone by starting the device. See that your device has your phone number listed on the device. Waiting is Wise After you have activated iMessage on the iPhone, wait for a few minutes before using it.
Basically, step 16 is happening. When a message is sent to a mobile number, Messages will check with Apple if the mobile number is set up for iMessage. On one of our iPhones, we had this issue and some of the tricks mentioned here worked for us. Step 3 — Firmware Downloading Let the device get recognized by iMyFone D-Back. You've been locked out of Apples authentication server for various reasons. If not, don't worry and read further, more effective solutions are yet to come. If you have not added it yet, though this Optional.
This problem most of the times occur due to incorrect date and time or incorrect location or Auth- token settings on your Mac. Now on my iPhone and my ipad when I go to add the new pwd in Settings it just been the spinning indicator like it's trying, but it's been a long time and still nothing. This was fixed for me within a half hours time. This all started because I want it working on my new ipad. . I decided to reset my password.
Launch Settings by tapping on the icon from the Home screen. Sorry was cooking dinner and trying to type this also you may try to throw a hard reset in and as before make sure you don't enable wifi just strictly use your data til it'd activated Click to expand. I am not sure what makes it work, but it is worth giving a try. A lot of users find it effective so why not go ahead and try! Make sure you take all the backups necessary and then restore from iCloud or iTunes as you see fit. Contact Apple support at and tell them the story about the troubleshooting steps that you have already performed. Apple uses separate server for iMessage and thus the affected users can login to iCloud without any worry.