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iMessage & Facetime Activation Error

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  • Suhaib AlBarwani Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 12:34 AM (in response to HusSajAli)



    I have try to use Nawras sim card and it worked without any problem, so it seems that the problem is with Oman Mobile sim card.


    I'm talking about the network operators in Oman.



  • Frozen1968 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 30, 2013 12:39 AM (in response to HusSajAli)

    HusSajAli wrote:


    They both are working fine with me on my mobile number. However, the issue is when trying to get them work with the Apple ID.

    Had the same problem.  Phone number was fine for both imessages and Facetime but when I tried to attach my apple id it kept giving me the password error.  I spent a great deal of time on this and the only thing that worked was to restore my phone through itunes.  In other words, I reformatted my phone.  I suggest you make sure all of your apps and music are in Itunes and your photos are backed up in a folder or on Iphoto.  It makes it easier to add it back to the phone once reformatting is complete.  Also, make sure your contacts are backed up.  I use icloud for this which works great.  I chose not to back up my settings and data because who knows what caused this problem in the first place.  Anyway, after the restore/reformat was complete, I was able to register my apple ID to both Imessages and Facetime.


    BTW-the reason this was important to me is because I often text Imessages from my Macbook Pro and Ipad.  If Imessages (and Facetime) are not registered to your apple ID on your Iphone, you cannot send and recieve messages (and Facetime calls) from other devices such as your Macbook(must have mountain lion for this feature) and Ipad using your phone number.  Hope this helps.

  • Thanh Quach Calculating status...
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    May 7, 2013 4:52 PM (in response to Yazijis)

    I have the same issue

  • mkstretch Calculating status...
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    May 14, 2013 7:38 PM (in response to Thanh Quach)

    I was also getting wrong password or ID trying to log into iMessage or FaceTime.  I know my password is right.  I fixed this issue.  My shipping address for my apple ID was messed up my street name and address were in the wrong spot.  Once I fixed that I was able to login right away!

  • Mattie G Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 22, 2013 6:33 AM (in response to HusSajAli)

    We'll I've had the same problem. Seems ever since I installed ios7, my iMessage and FaceTime has had trouble activating on all my devices............ Up until 10 minutes ago it corrected itself. It took 4 days to resolve itself, but apple advised me they had server problems so I just had to be patient. Happy now.

  • mac2team Calculating status...
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    Sep 22, 2013 6:42 AM (in response to HusSajAli)

    The problem continues to this day.

    Unable to activate iMessage phone number.


    Mobile operator - MegaFon.

  • penci3 Calculating status...
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    Feb 9, 2014 9:44 AM (in response to HusSajAli)



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