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iMessage and iOS7

1171 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 18, 2013 4:57 PM by tomstraub RSS
Cipper34 Calculating status...
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Sep 18, 2013 4:37 PM

Why can I not change my iMessage send & receive to my phone number? It is gray and only lets me select my email.

iPhone 5, iOS 7
  • Zane W Level 3 Level 3 (670 points)
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    Sep 18, 2013 4:42 PM (in response to Cipper34)

    just hang tight. all of Apples services are having a hard time activating/updating right now because the serves are still pretty slammed.

  • bobbyco57 Level 4 Level 4 (1,745 points)
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    Sep 18, 2013 4:44 PM (in response to Zane W)

    That's because your iPhone number is mandatory as a send/receive source already. Does it not show the check mark on the left?

  • Annshine Calculating status...
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    Sep 18, 2013 4:51 PM (in response to Cipper34)

    Agree with Zane W just wait. mine took a while but came through after about 20 minutes and allowed me to check the phone number again

  • tomstraub Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Sep 18, 2013 4:57 PM (in response to Cipper34)

    Each step involved in updating to/installing iOS7 requires communication with Apple Servers. They are currently being accessed by millions. Please be patient and just keep trying. Or wait till the traffic on them has dropped.

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