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Question: My iPod touch is not taking my appleID

I have an iPod Touch. Software v 6.1.6. Model MD058LL/A. The Message application has stopped working. I am trying to sign in with my AppleID and I get to the "Next" page and click "Next" and nothing happens. No error message, just won't sign. I heard that Apple has started "defecating" their older products. I don't know any facts about that. But maybe that is the case.


Any help would be nice.

iPod touch, iOS 6.1.6, can't sign in / iMessage

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Mar 14, 2018 2:11 PM in response to applehelp1972 In response to applehelp1972

Hello applehelp1972,

It looks like no one has responded to your question. Here are a couple things that might help others answer your question:

1. Are you connected to Wi-Fi when entering your Apple ID?

2. Are you having issues singing in with your Apple ID for any other app?

Thanks.

Mar 14, 2018 2:11 PM

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Mar 14, 2018 7:44 PM in response to Allen A In response to Allen A

Allen A! Good that you replied. Thanks.


1. Yes, I am showing that I am connected to my Wi-Fi.


2. I am not having issues with Safari (get to Google, ESPN), not having issues the Weather app. I can take pictures.


You are welcome,


apple1972

Mar 14, 2018 7:44 PM

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Mar 15, 2018 4:24 AM in response to applehelp1972 In response to applehelp1972

The word you were searching for was deprecating.


Have you perhaps set up two-step verification at some point? If so you might need to create an app-specific password to enable iMessage. Take a look at Using app-specific passwords - Apple Support.


tt2

Mar 15, 2018 4:24 AM

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Mar 15, 2018 7:50 AM in response to turingtest2 In response to turingtest2

tt2,


I have not set up a 2-step ver-val. However I never needed to in the past.


Further, from the link you sent, Apple Message is an Apple app:

":App-specific passwords are single-use passwords for your Apple ID that let you sign in to your account and securely access the information you store in iCloud from a third-party app. For example, use app-specific passwords with Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or other mail, contacts, and calendar services not provided by Apple.:"


I can't correct the incorrect spelling of 'deprecate' but appreciate you catching that.


Vr,


applehelp72

Mar 15, 2018 7:50 AM

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Mar 15, 2018 8:26 AM in response to applehelp1972 In response to applehelp1972

I seem to recall app-specific passwords were needed for iMessage at one point which is why the thought occurred to me. See if anything here helps even though you're not getting a message: If you get an error when trying to activate iMessage or FaceTime - Apple Support.


tt2

Mar 15, 2018 8:26 AM

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Mar 15, 2018 6:27 PM in response to turingtest2 In response to turingtest2

NOPE. None of that was helpful, but I do appreciate your iEffort.


Now I am thinking Apple did "defecate" my product.


I reset my network setting, input my network, did a copy/paste of my password.. nothing. Will not connect.


Mind you, I get no (ZERO) error message. It just takes me back to the password / sign screen with the password already filled in.

Mar 15, 2018 6:27 PM

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Mar 15, 2018 9:47 PM in response to turingtest2 In response to turingtest2

tt2,


Perhaps.. but only if I was utilizing iCloud (I am not), AND the following (from the link you posted).

"Trusted devices

A trusted device is an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch with iOS 9"

From my original post:

"I have an iPod Touch. Software v 6.1.6"

I appreciate your effort.

Mar 15, 2018 9:47 PM

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