OK...I've fixed my issue:
Go to: Settings>iMessage> switch off.
Go to: Settings>Facetime> switch off.
I noticed that in: Settings>Phone> that "My number" was unknown (go check yours now)
When I tried to click on the "Unknown" to input the number...it would not allow me to.
Go to: Settings>Airplane mode> Turn off. Wait a moment, then switch back on and go back to: Settings>Phone>
You should be allowed to input your number including country code.
Check to see if "My Number" has been updated.
Go to: Settings>iMessage> switch back on.
Go to: Settings>Facetime> switch back on.
Phone number is verified in both Facetime and iMessage.
Hope it works for you!
When i first started using imessage, it was connected using my phone number. By mistake, i checked the imessage option off and when i turned it back on it does not verify my number. I can only use an e-mail address. i have reseted the network settings and iphone but it is still the same. i've tried all available solutions but nothing works.
Having same issue as this, iMessages worked perfectly from the time I got the phone (i4S) turned iMessages off (don't know why) but ever since it won't verify my phone number. My email verifies but phone conitnually says verifying and then eventually says "verification unsuccessful".
- turning iMessages on/off
- resetting network settings (multiple times with iMessages on and then off)
- checked my phone number in Settings -> Phone (it's correct)
- changed my own phone number in contacts to include +61 country code.
- set time automatically (already set on this, I was sceptical anyway)
- hard reset
Don't really want to restore the phone. Just annoying that it WAS working then stopped...
Any more news on this front???
I have the same issue, nothing is working. I have tried all the steps above.... I have tried:
- resetting the network
- restoring the phone
- checking numbers
- making a new icloud account to see for changes
I have tried absolutely everything, does anyone have any options for us to try? Please I beg you HELP ME!!!
Thanks to jayeecordero (third item on this thread). I have tried many fixes over the last three days on both my phone and my friends - we were both having the same problem.This worked for me.
I cannot believe it was so easy after so many other things failed.
About 8 hours ago my daughter went and decided to change her Apple ID password unnecessarily, which seemed to freak out iMessage. I've turned it off and on, signed out, reset network settings, rebooted the phone, replaced the SIM, and other things, and the phone number is stuck on Verifying.
My theory is that the iMessage servers have locked her out because the phone tried to log in with the old password too many times.
At http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2755, under If you still can't send or receive iMessages, it says this:
iPhone automatically registers your phone number for use with iMessage during activation. If you encounter issues activating or using iMessage with your phone number:
- Verify that you are connected to a cellular network.
- Toggle iMessage off and on in Settings > Messages.
- If you are unable to activate iMessage on a device after remote wiping it, wait at least 24 hours and try again.
So I'm going to take a hint from that third bullet (even though this isn't a remote wipe situation), and just leave iMessage off for many hours to see if Apple's servers decide to play nice tomorrow.
Have tried absolutely every variation of remedies for this particular problem and nothing has fixed it. 2 restores, a visit to an Apple "Genius", and he told me its most probably an update pushed through by my carrier (Telstra, Aust.) no way to roll back these settings. So next step, call my carrier.