Fix iMessage “Waiting for Activation” Error on iPhone


If you are an iPhone user you know about iMessage a free message service which work on your mobile data and Wifi. Since the iMessage is here users are complaining about an error “Waiting for Activation” , this is very annoying because its keep popping up. Well after a hard work we have finally found a working solution to Fix iMessage “Waiting for Activation” Error on iPhone. There are many reasons of iMessage waiting for activation so you have to perform all the steps mentioned below in order to fix it. If none of this works for you we would suggest you should go to Apple store and let them see what’s wrong with your device. Now let’s begin the guide, before proceeding you have check few things mentioned below.

How To Fix iMessage “Waiting for Activation” Error on iPhone:

Before Proceeding:

Step1: Check your number is listed in top of the contacts.

Step2: Check your Time zone is correct, Set Date & Time to ‘Set Automatically’.

Step3: Make sure your Mobile data is working properly.


Step 1: Go to settings on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on Messages.

Step 3: Now turn off iMessage, also disable FaceTime.

Step 4: Turn on the Airplane mode, automatically WiFi will turned off.

Step 5: Now Turn on WiFi.

Step 6: Tap on Messages again and turn on iMessage.

Step 7: Go back to the main settings and Turn Off the Airplane mode.

Step 8: Now you’ll see a notification saying ‘Your carrier may charge for SMS’ – Tap on OK.

Step 9: If you didn’t see the notification head back to the Messages, turn OFF iMessage and then turn it ON again.

Step 10: After a few seconds, iMessage should get activated.

Solution # 2.

Step 1: Go to Settings on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on Messages.

Step 3: Now tap on iMessage.

Step 4: Tap on ‘Send & Receive’.

Step 5: Tap on Apple id then Sign out.

Step 6: Turn Off iMessage now.

Step 7: Wait for 15 seconds and turn on the iMessage.

Step 8: Now enter your Apple id login details.

Step 9: Try reactivating the iMessage.

Step 10: iMessage should get activated.

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