How To Activate a New Number on iMessage

How To Activate a New Number on iMessage

What is a Number on iMessage?

iMessages only work between iPhones (and other Apple devices such as iPads). If you are using an iPhone and you send a message to a friend on Android, it will be sent as a SMS message and will be green.

How To Activate a New Number on iMessage

  1. Go to Settings > Messages and make sure that iMessage is on.
  2. Tap Send & Receive.
  3. In the “You can receive iMessages to and Reply From” section, make sure that your phone number and Apple ID are selected.

Frequently Asked Question

How do I activate my new SIM for iMessage?

Go to Settings > Messages and make sure that iMessage is on. You might need to wait a moment for it to activate. Tap Send & Receive. If you see “Use your Apple ID for iMessage,” tap it and sign in with the same Apple ID that you use on your Mac, iPad, and iPod touch.

Why won’t my number activate for iMessage?

If iMessage or FaceTime is stuck on the “Waiting for activation” screen, try resetting both apps. You can also try restarting your phone, refreshing your connection, or resetting your Apple ID. Other steps to try include ensuring time and date are correct or updating or resetting your device.

Why is my number not switching to iMessage?

If you can’t receive an iMessage from your phone number, it may be that the number hasn’t been properly activated with iMessage. To activate the number, go to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive. From here, sign in with your Apple ID and click on your phone number to activate iMessage with your phone number.

Why is iMessage not working with new SIM?

Try to turn Off and then Turn On iMessages Again: Settings – Messages – Turn Off iMessage and turn on it again. Make sure you send the message to an iMessage-user. Sign out of Apple ID (go to Send & Receive) and then re-sign in again. Repeat the turn Off-On after this.

How do I reset my iMessage?

Restart iMessage

  1. Start the Settings app and tap Messages.
  2. Turn iMessage off by swiping the button to the left.
  3. Restart your iPhone, then turn it on again.
  4. Go back to the Settings app, tap Messages, and turn iMessage back on by swiping the button to the right.

How long does it take for iMessage to activate your number?

It might take up to 24 hours for your carrier to verify your phone number with Apple. Contact your carrier to make sure that you can send and receive SMS messages and wait up to 24 hours after you try the troubleshooting steps above.

How can I fix my iMessage on my iPhone?

How To Fix

  1. Reboot your iMessage app by tapping Settings, then Messages. Turn off iMessage, then turn off your iPhone by pressing and holding the on or off switch. Slide to power off and wait for your iPhone to power up again.
  2. Then return to the Settings and Messages menus. Turn iMessage back on.

How do I reset my iMessage after SIM change?

Go to the “Settings” app on your iPhone. Tap on “Messages” and then turn off iMessage. Wait a few seconds and then turn iMessage back on. Go to the “Settings” app and then tap on “FaceTime” and turn it off and on again.

How do I turn on cellular data for iMessage?

On your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app. Tap Cellular. Make sure Cellular Data is turned on.

Do I need data to activate iMessage?

iMessage is Apple’s own instant messaging service that sends messages over the Internet, using your data. They only work when you have an Internet connection. To send iMessages, you need a data plan, or you can send them over WiFi.

Can I activate iMessage using data?

If you are using an iPhone, you can still send text messages without a wireless network by using your normal cellular data. If you are prompted to sign into your Apple ID, simply input your username and password into the pop up. The device will verify your login information and then activate iMessages if successful.