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caseyoath Level 1 (0 points)

My iMessage has worked all day up until around 4:30 P.M. eastern time. I've tried turning it off and on as well as turning my iPhone off and on. It says that iMessage is activated but it will not send any messages as iMessages to other phones whom I know for fact have iMessage and it will not even attempt to send iMessages now, making all my contacts who have iPhones automatically green instead of blue and going straight to being a text message instead.


I have an iPhone 4 and I am on Verizon in the Tampa, Florida area, if this helps at all.


If anyone knows of any fixes or what could possibly be the problem, any help would be appreciated.

iPhone 4, iOS 5.1.1
  • caseyoath Level 1 (0 points)

    Update: I thought iMessage was activating itself as it appeared to do so the first time I tried turning it off and back on, however I jumped the gun on that. iMessage says it is still awaiting activation.

  • TeKn1k Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here. Messages won't send or receive now. And still says waiting for activation.

  • Daniel Figucio1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Down in Australia as well. Here we go again...

  • mrscnelson Level 1 (0 points)

    And yet again in Texas. Apple...get your crap go together!

  • jwolfers Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here in PA. Not recognizing the other imessage users. All was fine until about 45 minutes ago.

  • laurence000 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here in Denmark.


    I turned it off and on again, after saying my user name or password was incorrect it keeps saying "waiting for activation"

  • dwess25 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here in Kentucky.

  • Michael Ginsberg Level 3 (915 points)

    Yep, seeing the same thing in Chicago, IL.


    iMessage has been working flawlessly for months until an hour ago.


    Stuck on "Waiting on Activation" and all messages go as text vs. iMessage - not a huge deal, since they go through.


    Tried signing off and back on with my Apple ID with same result.

  • loïcfernandezcastrillon Level 1 (80 points)

    Same here in France, it was working for months and now nothing...


    Maybe because of the storm... Some data centers should have troubles...

  • 1pp1k10k4m1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In Virginia too. I suspect it is worldwide right now.

  • earthtobella Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having the same problem. Facetime and the app store aren't working for me either. I'm in Germany. My boyfriend mentioned that his mother is having the same problem with iMessage not working. They're in the UK. Seems to be a worldwide problem.


    The frustrating thing is, even though I have the function to send as a text message if iMessage isn't working disabled, it did that anyway! Luckily it was just a short text I sent to my boyfriend, not a long one that would have been several texts long or a picture as international SMS/MMS are really expensive.


    My brother and his girlfriend are having the same problem. Both in Germany.

  • jcml86 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same in Ontario, Canada. Second time this month... Apple: I'm truly disappointed with this. Where is your public announcement? Are you going to admit that the service is down? Are we going to see any rebates? I have spent over $500 in the past few years investing in your services and a heck of a lot more money on your products. This is making me think twice - so, having said that, what will you do for your loyal clients? An apology? Firing executives? Your revenue is in the hundreds of Billions. Please remedy a long term solution and please do consider doing something for the millions of people worldwide that you're affecting. This is not looking good... A long time supporter -- Jesse.

  • loïcfernandezcastrillon Level 1 (80 points)

    I think one of the data center has promblems because of the storm... I don't have other explanation...

  • DanielTapp Level 1 (0 points)

    yup im having this problem, I reactivate it and it now says password is incorrect and my facetime wont work either -.- see apple are good at making products and making them look fancy, i currently have iphone5. But they are useless in community with the guts inside an iphone such as updates.

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