Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 11:47 AM (in response to Urubyte)
yes this appears to be related to some sort of software or server bug on apple's part in which if your device loses connection to wifi, imessage won't work when you reconnect nor will apple's email app push/fetch messages.
However, i have found that if you just let it go, both will start working correctly eventually without having to do any troubleshooting steps so long as you don't lose your wifi connection again.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 11:50 AM (in response to Urubyte)
It is an bug wich appears in ios 6. Hope apple will fix it soon.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 2:19 PM (in response to Urubyte)
My iMessage miraculously started working this afternoon. I don't know it it was a delayed effect of all the resetting and other things I tried that were suggested in earlier posts, but it works now! Including iMessages to Italy!
Good luck to everyone with this problem and hopefully Apple will stay on top of the bug fixes.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 2:31 PM (in response to sailing sodus point)
I would recommend though to not reset your phone or your connection because it will most likely stop working.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 2:40 PM (in response to Urubyte)
Amazing iMessages has started to work again for no apparent reason...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 5:35 PM (in response to Urubyte)
I reset my iPad, iMessage works fine now can send messages and photos
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 6:52 AM (in response to chances14)
Have been having MAJOR issues with imessage, basically not being able to send or receive imessage for like hours at a time. Anyways, turning on the 3g option has seemed to have fixed the problem. Dont know if its a random coincidence, but turned it on and my imessage has began to work again. Ill update later to see if this is a viable fix until apple (hopefully) releases a fix
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 11:47 AM (in response to Urubyte)
I had exactly the same problem except on my iPhone 4S. iMessage would not turn on it was stuck on waiting for activation. I tried everything I could think off and read in different threads.
Nothing worked. iMessage would not turn on.
What I finally did was this.
I went into Settings/iCloud and clicked on Delete Account. It asked if I want to keep the data on the phone and I said yes. This will remove the iCloud account from the phone so make sure you have latest backup of your data before doing this.
After the iCloud account was removed I went into iMessage settings and it finally was activated.
After I made sure iMessage was working again I went back to the iCloud settings and activated it again and synced it with the phone again.
Everything works like before except with working iMessage. I hope this helps some that have similiar problems with activating iMessage.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 6:26 PM (in response to Robert Engstrom)
Did you "use your apple ID for iMessage"? or just wait for it to activate on it's own?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 7:27 PM (in response to Urubyte)
Try settings>wifi> choose your network and click renew lease at the bottom.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 10:27 PM (in response to CaroBee)
Don't think that will help in my case, since my problem occurs upon first connecting to the network. Every time I begin a new connection, I have to maintain that connection for several minutes before iMessage spontaneously starts working.
To clarify, in case anyone is paying attention to this thread, I'm having this problem on a new iPad, wi-fi only model. Mine is not hanging at "waiting for registration" as some people have described; by all indications it SHOULD be working, but it neither sends or receives messages for several minutes after connecting to wifi. The connection is solid and other apps are getting Internet access, but iMessage just refuses to work.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 10:29 PM (in response to Manwell08)
Sorry. "Waiting for activation" is the problem I was describing as not being my particular problem.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 6:44 AM (in response to Urubyte)
Mine isn't workin either..tried everything!..c'mon apple!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 7:00 AM (in response to GoalieEd74)
Hi, a few of us have been discussing the issue with iMessage failing with bluetooth tethering in this thread:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 7:57 AM (in response to Urubyte)
After reading through some of the posts as I have the same problem I cannot send a reply via iMessage but I can receive them. I tried sending a reply via Siri and it worked! I still cannot send a reply by typing one though any ideas anyone?