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Question: iMessage failed activation

My iPhone is unable to contact the iMessage server in order to activate it on my phone.

iPhone 6s, iOS 11.1

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Nov 12, 2017 3:04 PM in response to Leoyolo1 In response to Leoyolo1

The troubleshooting methods are available in the support document that you linked to the forum with. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201422


If you are having difficulty accessing the server, are you connected to the internet? Are you using a supported carrier for the iPhone? Activation requires sending and receiving a hidden SMS to the iMessage server in the UK. Unsupported carriers do not allow these, and some other carriers block international SMS. Do you have an SMS plan on your phone?

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