iMessage won’t activate on new iPhone.
I set up my new iPhone 12 pro max last night. (Purchased direct from Apple).
iMessage is stuck on “waiting for activation...”
I can see through my three account that the phone is sending a message to a 0044 number to activate it. But no joy.
I’ve tried turning phone off and on, turning iMessage off and on, signing out from my Apple ID for iMessage.
Nothing seems to work. Any suggestions?
@iPhoneuser that's brilliant, thank you so much 💪 And here was I hoping to have a quiet day 😄 😄 One thing about the 3Community it certainly keeps us on our toes and gives us a direct link to you the customers 💪
For those of you who can't activate your iMessage, be assured we're working on it 💪 I'll be back with an update tomorrow, however, our tech team is on the case and has their heads down to find a solution for all.
Thanks for your patinence.
Issue definitely related to not receiving SHORT sms.
Another number from a different carrier worked within 3 sec.
I deliberately didn’t try last night and tried it first thing this morning. It now activated successfully.
Thanks a lot for the help!
Just curious do we know what caused the outage?