How To Activate a Number for iMessage

How To Activate a Number for iMessage

What is iMessage?

iMessage is an instant messaging service developed by Apple Inc. and launched in 2011. iMessage functions exclusively on Apple platforms: macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS.

How To Activate a Number 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why won’t my phone 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 phone number signed out of iMessage?

If you see a notification on your iPhone that says you’re being logged out of iMessage, this doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve been hacked. This error can be caused by a faulty SIM card, a software bug, or your device settings.

Does iMessage use a SIM card?

Apple’s iMessage is an Internet based MMS service. All you need is an account (Apple ID) and internet access. Since you don’t have a SIM card for mobile internet, you’ll have to use WiFi. iMessage though require a SIM Card & Apple ID to activate, it doesn’t require a SIM card every time it sends a message.

How do I set up eSIM for iMessage?

Go to Settings/Mobile Data and ensure that the eSIM plan is set to ON. Make sure that you have a good signal for the eSIM plan. The iPhone sends and SMS to a specific number in order to retrieve the phone number ( MSISDN ) for the eSIM plan. Toggle the iMessage setting OFF and ON.

Why does iMessage use my email instead of phone number?

This happens when your Apple ID is activated with iMessage and the “Start new conversations from” setting is set to your email address instead of your phone number. To change this, simply navigate to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive and configure the settings to start new conversations from your phone number.

Why won’t my iPhone let me use my number for iMessage?

If you’re using an iPhone, you need SMS messaging to activate your phone number with iMessage and FaceTime. Depending on your carrier, you might be charged for this SMS. If a prompt appears stating “Your carrier may charge for SMS messages used to activate FaceTime and iMessage”, tap “OK” to allow possible SMS charges.

Why is my iPhone not verifying my phone number for Messages?

First, consider whether you’ve connected to Wi-Fi or to a mobile network. Wi-Fi is generally better than a mobile network for connecting to your Apple ID. But whichever you use, make sure your connection is stable as well. An unstable connection can result in your phone number not verifying.

How can I activate eSIM?

To download your eSIM profile on your Android device, you may receive an “activation code” from an eSIM carrier. The activation code is in fact a download link. It is often in the format of a QR code that you will scan with the camera of your phone or tablet to install and activate your eSIM profile on your device.

Can you do iMessage without a SIM?

The only email address that iMessage uses is an Apple ID. on an iPhone with no active SIM card, iMessages can be sent, but they cannot sync with an AppleID just like a Mac or iPod touch.