How to Activate iMessage

iMessage is a service for Apple devices that lets you send and receive messages without having to use SMS. In order to use iMessage, it must be linked with your Apple ID, and that same ID must be linked with your devices. If you are having problems activating iMessage, or just need to learn how to turn it on.

Follow the steps

  • You will need an Apple ID in order to use iMessage, and you can create one for free. You can create your Apple ID when you first set up your iDevice, or you can use the Apple website.
  • Open the Settings app. iMessage uses your Apple ID to connect, and it will need to be associated with iMessage in order to work. You can do this from the Settings app found on your Home screen.


  •  Scroll down through the options until you come to the Messages menu. Tap it to open it.


  •  In the Messages menu, make sure that the slider for iMessage is toggled on. It will be green in iOS 7 and blue in iOS 6.
  • This will allow you to choose which address you want to receive iMessages on. Tap “Use your Apple ID for iMessage”.


  • Wait for activation iMessage may take up to 24 hours to activate, because Apple needs to verify that the phone number and Apple ID match. Activation usually happens within an hour.


  • When to Tap to on the iMessage service then a message show just like that.


  • In order to ensure that iMessage activates properly, make sure that you have the latest updates installed for iOS. You can check for updates in the General section of the Settings app then check the software update.


  • If you software was updated the message the just like that.
  • If not then press the Install Now to update the software for properly use of iMessage.



 As a last resort, you can try to restore your device in order to get iMessage activated. This is known to have worked for a lot of people, but requires the largest time investment.If you backup your device before you start the restore process, you won’t lose any data


To sum up iMessage is new way to communicate freely through simply text and many more. It is a great integrated system as compare to the current messaging system.



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