14 Replies Latest reply: Jan 10, 2013 10:38 AM by Sk115
Aimee1234567 Level 1 (0 points)

I know that this question has been asked quite a few times already but I can't seem to find a solution to my problem. I recently bought an iphone 4 and updated to ISO 5.1.1 and imessgae will not work it just say's 'waiting for activation' and then after a while cancel's out telling me it failed and to try again. I've tried the following to try and fix problem


  • Restoring phone completely with and without backup information
  • Changing Date & Time from automatic and back again
  • Turning off imessage/facetime then turning off phone and on again
  • Signing in with Apple ID and back out again (only option i get)


I do not get the option to sign in using a mobile number only my apple ID, what I get is in the first picture (I have put my number in under settings>phone>my number).



If i click on sign in with apple ID and sign in with it i get this page in second image                   


If after that I click on recieve at I get the what is shown in the image below.


I don't know if any of these pictures will help nor if this is where my problem lies or if I am just doing something wrong and missing something else but I would appreciate any help anyone can give me and thank you in advance.

iPhone 4, iOS 5.1.1