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After upgrading to ios 6, iMessage stopped working.

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  • TigerA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 25, 2012 12:12 PM (in response to btraister)

    Since you are a fan of Apple since 1988, by now you should have learned that It's never Apple's style to listen to customer's feedback. Apple's strength is about telling you want you want, and keep you narrow and straight, unlike Microsoft, you can do anything everything you like (well, almost). It's just like two different leadership, one is dec. and other is dem.

  • 1994 Calculating status...


         I would like to know how could i recover my messages on my ipod touch 4th gen. from iMessage. The messages weren't from so long ago. Maybe around 4-5 months. please and thank you

  • Soundonthego Calculating status...

    The problem is that Apple die with Steve Jobs. I've lost faith in the company. I don't think they read these forums at all. I am happy to report however that I am now once again able to send iMessages from my iPad while tethered to my new Samson Galaxy 4G phone :)) I'm glad I didn't discover this problem after upgrading to an iPhone 5 (dodged that bullet)!

  • Chris97 Calculating status...
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    Dec 17, 2012 9:18 AM (in response to Urubyte)

    +1 to the list of people who had this problem, tried everything suggested here without success, and then found it mysteriously working several hours later.

  • bitsymarymoof Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 3:24 PM (in response to Chris97)

    Same thing happened to me it was wierd.

  • AbolGhar Calculating status...

    I Had the same problem after upgrading to ios6

    all what you have to do is:


    1) go to iTunes account and scroll down to the bottom, till you find your email address (Apple ID)

    2) click on your apple Id and select review my apple Id

    3) most probably your country is not supported by apple iMessage or FaceTime, so you need to press "change my region"

    4) select United state for example and press agree for the terms and conditions.

    5) you will be requested to verify your credit card number. If you don't live in the US then select "none"

    6) choose any state to complete the form. And press continue.

    7) then you are done.

    8) now go to FaceTime or iMessage to verify your Id and password and it will work fine.


    if this answer helps you please leave a comment.


    GOod luck

  • WorthlessAppleSh.. Calculating status...

    Not THE Jamie Kelly, ex Oracle ??

  • Raina.VC Calculating status...

    I am having the same problem. I have the iPhone 4s and just updated my softwater to the ios 6.01.01. However my imessage is not longer working?  Can anyone help me please?


    I tried turning iMessage on/off. Then I try logging in with my applie ID to "Activate" it and it just keeps timing out and giving me an erorr message "Could not sign in. Please check your network connection and try again." I'm connected to the wifi and I have even turned the phone on/off.


    Please help as I want to avoid a restore.  Thanks!

  • Raina.VC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to Raina.VC)

    Correction it was 6.0.1

  • K\'Shanti Calculating status...
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    Jan 8, 2013 10:17 AM (in response to Raina.VC)

    Check FaceTime. Make sure it's turned on. Have a friend iMessage you, return the message.

  • Chrimbus Calculating status...
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    Jan 15, 2013 7:23 AM (in response to Urubyte)

    I have a 4th gen ipod touch running the latest iOS (6.0.1) and none of these fixes have worked for me.

    I have tried resetting my network settings, turning imessage on and off in settings, going through my apple account and changing my region and resetting my credit card info, and then finally a complete restore.


    NONE of these things have worked. This is unacceptable, and the fact that nothing is being done or said about it is completely unprofessional.


    I expect more from a company like apple, mostly I expect their products I pay $$$ for to work.

  • K\'Shanti Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 9:55 AM (in response to Chrimbus)

    Check to see if FaceTime is turned on. For some reason, if it's not, it won't work. Also, have someone send you an iMessage from their iPhone, and return message them.i had to do that a couple of times. Now iMessage is working again.

  • chyneyllo Calculating status...
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    Jan 28, 2013 1:07 AM (in response to Urubyte)

    After updating to IOS 6, my imessage stopped working, its been about 2 months or so now, is there any advice on what to do? I cant change the imeesage button in the "settings---> message" part from "off" to "on"?? who can help out??

  • Heavyfuel Calculating status...

    Hi I have been having trouble with my iMessage since I upgraded to the problem I am having though is my iMessages when I send them and recieve them are going to my husbands phone as well as mine so we both get the same msgs from everyone. I thought that only happened when iCloud was turned on but our iClouds are both turned off. When I have a convo with my husband it sends to both of us on our phones so we are getting the msgs twice instead of once. Can anyone please help me fix this? and how do you turn imessage off on your phone? And if I do this will our msgs still go to both of us?

  • Heavyfuel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok I figured out how to turn iMessage off and found out the the msgs only went to the person they are suppose to. Yah. So now it is just awaiting game till Apple can fix iMessage. Someone said to reset my phone but if I do that I will lose all my Stuff and I don't use iCloud so I wouldn't be able to get it all back. My Hub and I have stuff we can't afford to lose on our phones. We also will not use iCloud either because of it's faultiness. Something needs to be done to fix these errors.


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