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  • 15. Re: Can't Sign Into iMessage
    Tom@RadioShack Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here is the down and dirty.  Just had a customer come in with the same problem.  iMessage worked on iphone but would fail connection on the iPad. I was able to fix by doing the following...takes only couple minutes

     

    Settings>General>Reset>Reset All Settings. 

     

    Note: This will not erase any of your saved information. I have been able to fix a majority of all problems using this method.

     

     

    Hope this helps the rest of you.

  • 16. Re: Can't Sign Into iMessage
    95bulls Level 2 Level 2 (450 points)

    Here are the most common solutions to resolve connection issues for Facetime & iMessage: http://ipadtutr.com/fix-login-facetime-imessage-ios-7/

  • 17. Re: Can't Sign Into iMessage
    Larryfilm Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    There is a way simpler solution tha so far has worked for me and many people stucked even after "reset network settings" or full restore.

     

    I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 7.0.3 and I went through those steps:

     

    1. Go to "Settings">Scroll down to "iTunes Store & App Store">Logout from the account
    2. Turn off your device, wait 1 minute or 2 then turn your device back on
    3. Return to "Settings">Scroll down to "iTunes Store & App Store">Login (can take up to a minute)
    4. And voilà! iMessage and FaceTime are back in business!

     

    Note: once again, it works without any need for a restoration and/or reset network settings and/or Erase All Content and Settings.

     

    This fixes as well all the problems in Google+/Facebook/WhatsApp/etc. that require you to "Connect to iTunes to activate push notifications".

  • 18. Re: Can't Sign Into iMessage
    missabillon24 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Does this erase everything on your device.? I cannot sign I to iMessage or FaceTime, but I don't want to delete all of my pictures & apps, etc.

  • 19. Re: Can't Sign Into iMessage
    UnbrknCh8n Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have an iPhone 4, and iMessage wasn't working (like the people above).  I tried several of the solutions above, but didn't yet try an erase and restore.  I followed Larryfilm's advice above and it did work.  So I signed out of iTunes (in settings), powered the phone down, waited a few minutes, turned my phone on then logged into iTunes (in the settings).  I could then go into settings and turn on iMessage and FaceTime and both of them could be logged in and connected fine.

     

    It's nice when something works.  Thanks, Larryfilm!!

  • 20. Re: Can't Sign Into iMessage
    spookster8868 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Tried this several times and still no luck.  Any chance Apple will come up with a fix anytime soon?  This is frustrating to say the least.

  • 21. Re: Can't Sign Into iMessage
    spookster8868 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Update:  I had been overseas and had failed to set my clock to "automatically adjust" and had also turned off my location device to cancel roaming.  Once that was re-programmed, I followed Larryfilm's instructions and Facetime works perfectly.

     

    Many thanks! 

  • 22. Re: Can't Sign Into iMessage
    Dave83451 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Larryfilm's answer worked for me too.

    But I cannot figure out how to award him 10 points.

     

    Thank you.

  • 23. Re: Can't Sign Into iMessage
    Julie Mountain Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. I was about to weep with frustration. Your solution worked. V grateful!

  • 24. Re: Can't Sign Into iMessage
    frogs746 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    +10 points to Larryfilm

  • 25. Re: Can't Sign Into iMessage
    JonathanSmith2006 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What fixed it for me was signing in with an alternative account, I have one for me and one for my wife. Hers was not working. I put mine in and it took me in to choose the email addresses to associate with the iPad and iMessage/FT. Once it got me in there I backed out and signed in with hers and it worked. Hope that helps some of you. I realize some people don't have two accounts. I remember back with MobileMe there was a fix you had to do occasionally to "reset" that service that is similar to this. I would suggest if you don't have a second one to try just try a different email and bogus password to attempt this reset I speak of. It is of course going to deny you login but it might just reset it like I'm talking about.  It's worth a shot if you don't have a second legitimate account to do what I initially suggested.

  • 26. Re: Can't Sign Into iMessage
    Tameca1537 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Solution to can't sign in to IMessage!

    Go to Settings; then General; then Date & Time; select Set Automatically.

    This should solve your problem. I'm guessing since iMessage is instant everyone time has to be set according to IOS system.

     

    Hope this helps!

  • 27. Re: Can't Sign Into iMessage
    tarabuses Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Another iPhone 4 user saying thanks to Larryfilm for fixing my iMessage connection problem.

  • 28. Re: Can't Sign Into iMessage
    Michael Diener1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I went through the hassle of changing my Apple ID and password and then changing them back. I tried signing back in under iMessages and it worked like a charm. Kind of a pain to have to confirm updated email addresses/passwords, but it took a fraction of the time it would take to restore from backup.

  • 29. Re: Can't Sign Into iMessage
    _mary_mary Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This worked (Larryfilm)! Had to do two times. Maybe I didn't turn off long enough the first time.

    Thanks