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  • Schuff Level 1 Level 1

    I tried again today. It said "Activation error" after 4-5 tries and got stuck at "Waiting for activation". I don't know what is the problem!


    It seems like there's no solution for me

  • Schuff Level 1 Level 1

    Finally, my Facetime and iMessage works now. Thank god!

  • irshad.d Level 1 Level 1

    Dude I m having same problem !! Please tell me wt solved your problem !!

  • Jbaybeii Level 1 Level 1

    it still uses my email

  • Batistag Level 1 Level 1

    Mine is finally working, I just leave it alone working only wih the email and almost a week later I just turned off iMessage and turned back on. 24hours later it start working with my phone number

  • sayadil Level 1 Level 1

    Can u be kind enough to mention all the steps you did before Imessage started working.

    I tried reseting network connections

    Edited number under my number

    signed out of my apple ids and did hard resets. imessage n facetime both stuck at waiting for activation forever.

    i'm using airtel 2g connection and i do have wifi. imessage and factime was working fine through apple id email but i want it to work through phone number as most people try sening imessage to me through phone and not ipad.

  • kirtfromportland Level 1 Level 1

    imessage activation can take up to 24 hours


    leave it on and do not toggle imessage on/off


    each time you do it reset the activation timer

  • Batistag Level 1 Level 1

    I did all steps listed in all this discussion.


    but I always got the "waiting for activation" and after 24H the error unable to verify my phone number.


    I kept it that way for a week and one day just turned off/on imessage again. waited 24h hours and my phone number was validated.


    just make sure you have international sms activated

  • sayadil Level 1 Level 1

    I left Waiting for activation for few hours got a little grey note under imessage on/off saying activation unsuccessful. turned it back on and same waitin for activation and now im waiting.

    also i wanted to know what number format should be under myinfo i'm based in India so it shows +91 9XXXXXXXXX at settings/phone/my number


    but on under phone numbers it doesn't let us type +91 in country code so i typed just 91 as some user suggested ... also i left area code blank.. and then my 10 digit number.

    my apple store purchases r working fine.. and everything else works fine except imessage activating over cellular phone and not Appleid emails.

  • Cameramen Level 1 Level 1

    Awesome, Do you mean to say that your phone number is showing under imessage-send and receive and is ticked?

  • Cory888 Level 1 Level 1

    I too was having this problem. I tried resetting the network settings, switch to airplane mode, hold the home and power button together to reset, etc.


    Up to this point it was still not working.


    It was not until I physically switched the power off, counted to 5, then power up again. Once I did this, both iMessage and Facetime was working.


    As I tried a cocktail of the things mentioned here, I don't know which one thing fixed.


    Hope it works for you too.

  • DeeReyes23 Level 1 Level 1

    Im having the same problem with my iPhone 5. Was working fine & now its forever activating ... Ive tried everything & nothing has worked What do I do now? Ugh so frustrating. Help please.

  • Schuff Level 1 Level 1

    I just signed out for my Apple ID from everywhere (iTunes, Game Center, Messages and FaceTime) and tried activating. It activated that day. But today, I had to restore my iPhone and had to activate iMessage again. But the same problem. It's stuck on "Waiting for activation".


    Either there's a problem with Vodafone India network or simply Apple doesn't give a **** about Indian customers!

  • Adu Macbook AIr Level 1 Level 1


    this has a brief jist of whats happening with vodafone mumbai.....check it out

  • Pilot787 Level 1 Level 1

    iMessage on our iPhone 5 for me and my wife both are waiting for activation for ever.

    I have tried few stuff but still no luck.

    It was working fine till we decided to switch our sim for some reason.

    iMessage on the email side is working fine its just the local phone number is not working.

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