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  • 15. Re: iMessage not working on iPhone 5.  Help!
    justjesper Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    leroydouglas wrote:

     

    http://www.apple.com/support/icloud/systemstatus/

    It has nothing to do with icloud.

  • 16. Re: iMessage not working on iPhone 5.  Help!
    leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,855 points)

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  • 17. Re: iMessage not working on iPhone 5.  Help!
    rubyjunes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    zakdp,

    thank you for your input!

    I've checked everything on your list, with the help of an Apple advisor.  The only thing I question about the things you mentioned is the part about making sure my 'receive at' address in my settings is my iphone number and not my Apple ID...

    I do have both my iPhone number and my Apple Id listed as my receive at address, the phone number does have a check mark next to it, as does the email ID, but the phone number is grayed out.  I can't figure out how to make it just my number, if that is what I'm supposed to do.

    Ideas?

    Everything else seems to be set up ok. 

    Thanks again.

  • 18. Re: iMessage not working on iPhone 5.  Help!
    zakdp Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Okay, well that's fine. If the issue is still persisting after going through that checklist, proceed with a backup and restore. You will be able to find a step by step article on the Apple Support page for backing up and restoring your device if you search for "HT1414". This will help determine whether the issue is to do with your software or hardware. If you'd like more guidance than just an article, you can always ring AppleCare again and request that the advisor guide you through it.

  • 19. Re: iMessage not working on iPhone 5.  Help!
    RigDoc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem. Went through all the fixes and 'no joy'. Then discovered that I had two messages in my 'saved' messages on my iPhone 4s that I just deleted, restarted the iMessage App and now all is well. Spent MANY hours trying to fix this one and to me it seems like iOS6 just dosen't like the 'not delivered' messages.

    Hope this works for you.

  • 20. Re: iMessage not working on iPhone 5.  Help!
    rubyjunes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I appreciate the input from everyone!

     

    I tried iMessage last night with a friend here in the states, and it appeared to work correctly!!!

     

    Now, if I could just figure out how to do it with my friends in Australia.  I wonder if I should have their number entered a certain way with/without the country codes, etc? 

     

    I'd be thrilled if I could figure this out!

  • 21. Re: iMessage not working on iPhone 5.  Help!
    fromsouth Level 4 Level 4 (3,245 points)

    Because every ISP in US is controlling and managing traffic on the borders, that is how massive virus and spam distributions are prevented. Your friends messages, do not go through to US imessage server. If you will ask her to imessage to someone else in US - you will confirm if I am correct or not. If they can imessage to each other, I am wrong.

  • 22. Re: iMessage not working on iPhone 5.  Help!
    rubyjunes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Still no luck using iMessage from my iPhone 5 to another iPhone user in Australia.  I am in the USA.  Ideas?  Sooo frustrated with this!  Thanks!

  • 23. Re: iMessage not working on iPhone 5.  Help!
    housewifeben Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I bought an iPhone 5 the other day and had the same problem (iMessage awaiting activation).

    got onto the Apple people and they said;

     

    - Plug phone into iTunes.

    - Back it up (I backed up on the computer, but you can do to iCloud if you want).

    - Restore phone to original factory settings (from the computer not the phone).

    - Set up phone again and restore from back up (plug phone into iTunes (for me)).

    - Wait a minute or two till all apps loaded.

    - Should be ready to go.

     

    This worked for me

  • 24. Re: iMessage not working on iPhone 5.  Help!
    rubyjunes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I do not have the 'waiting activation' message...it seems like things should be all good to go, but it just doesn't seem to work right.  Still acting as if it will only go through as a regular text message to my iphone using friend in Australia.  Odd, since another friend in Australia has an iPad, and imessage appears to work fine with him?

  • 25. Re: iMessage not working on iPhone 5.  Help!
    lovelylace Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    my phone keeps doing this as well, one iMessage won't send and it will go back to SMS and not seem to understand to go back to Imessaging. I've tried restarting my phone, exiting out all my apps and turning iMessage off then on and none of it worked. Finally I went to my texts and deleted only the SMS messages and as soon as they were gone iMessage turned back on.

  • 26. Re: iMessage not working on iPhone 5.  Help!
    fromsouth Level 4 Level 4 (3,245 points)

    Imessage servers where down up to three minutes before you left your message. Search Google for imessage system status you will see downtime for today until 8.20

  • 27. Re: iMessage not working on iPhone 5.  Help!
    kltcwzrd Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    It's April 12th, 7am cst, and, iMessage seems to have been down for an hour now, here in the midwest. Myself, my wife, and several of my coworkers are having difficulty with iMessage not going through. Turned it off and back on, but it hangs, 'waiting for activation' stays on  and on and on...

    What's up Apple...?

    Oh- I did check Apple system status, and iMessage is green, but not here in Northern Illinois...

  • 28. Re: iMessage not working on iPhone 5.  Help!
    pdroth Level 5 Level 5 (5,070 points)

    It's down here in NYC also for about 1/2 the ppl I know.   So it's a spotty outage yet again that isn't getting reported on system status page.

  • 29. Re: iMessage not working on iPhone 5.  Help!
    kltcwzrd Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Thanks, pdroth. Was beginning to believe it was just us.... It's getting really frustrating. Third time in a week for us... Guess I'll have to make sure sms is our main texting, for a few days... Hope it clears up soon

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