How to Fix: iMessage not Activating

iMessage is a vital program in iPhone, which supports iPhone users to have a more convenient way to communicate. Since iOS 11 has been accepted by iOS users, there are some problems happen to iPhone device, such as iMessage not activating, messages disappeared after iOS update, messages not sending and so on. In allusion to such kinds of phenomenon, we are going to offer up a couple of projects to settle problems that result in iMessage malfunction. Please read this article and then you may find solutions to fix your iMessage app.




Part 1. How to fix iMessage Activation Error


Assuming that you find out your iMessage can't activate after iOS 11 upgrade, you can follow these steps to fix it first.


Step 1. Go to Settings > General > Date & Time > Set Automatically to ensure that Date & Time on iPhone are correct

Step 2. Check your Wi-Fi connection

Step 3. Ensure that your Carrier supports iMessage

Step 4. Try to turn on Airplane mode and then turn it off.




Note: How long does it take to activate iMessage? Well, it won't take too much time, and it depends on the functionality of your iPhone. If your iPhone has been used for a long time and stores too many data, you probably need more time to activate your iMessage.


Part 2. How to Fix iMessage Receiving Problem After Crashing or Frozen


Provided that your iMessage is crashing or frozen while you receive messages, you can try the following steps to fix.


Step 1. Ask people who just sent messages to you to text you again

Step 2. Apply Siri to send a message to the person who delivers messages

Step 3. Find the message that just sent to you and delete it

Step 4. Reset your iPhone


Part 3. How to Fix iMessage Not Sending Problem


Sometimes your message can't be delivered successfully by iMessage. If you encounter that issue, try the succeeding method.


Step 1. Check your network connection like Wi-Fi or 4G network

Step 2. Press the alert option and try again

Step 3. Go to Settings > Message and then turn off and turn on your iMessage.

Step 4. Restart your iPhone




Note: When you suffer from iMessage not Activating issue, your critical message on the Message app may be erased for some unknown reason. Then your are supposed to get them back like the method shown in the Part 4.


Part 4. How to Fix iMessages Lost with iOS Data Recoery


iOS Data Recovery is an all-sided recovery program for iOS users to get out of the dilemma of losing messages on your iOS device. It provides you with 3 recovering mode to retrieve lost or deleted SMS/iMessages, notes, contacts, call history, photos, and more from any iPhone devive.



Step 1. Go to the download and install iOS Data Recovery on your PC or Mac.


Step 2. Run the program and connect your iPhone device to PC or Mac


Step 3. Choose Recover from iOS Device and then click on "Start Scan" button


Step 4. Check the scanned message data and then click the Recover the button.




Note: You can use this method to directly extract your disappeared iMessage contents from your iPhone device. Besides, you had better regularly back up your messages or attachments on iPhone in case of hit by iMessage not Activating issue.