How to Fix iMessage Waiting for Activation Error on iPhone 12

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Users in countries like America, Canada still prefers iMessage over any instant messaging service available. And if you get iMessage Waiting for Activation Error on iPhone 12, you may feel alone in this era. Well, there is nothing to worry about, in this article, we are going to discuss all the methods to fix the iMessage Waiting for Activation Error on iPhone 12 by using a few straightforward steps.

One of the common reasons could also be a network connection before anything confirm is Wi-Fi is functioning properly or not. Either you disturb your apple setting, message option becomes interrupted, or most significant either the one that goes to receive the message has not the online connection. Another interesting thing is that either a personal forget that he or she blocked someone and sending a message, during this case, a message won’t be delivered also, either a message is delivered or not this notification will appear beneath your message.

Fix iMessage Waiting for Activation Error on iPhone 12

iMessage Waiting for Activation Error on iPhone 12

Disable Re-Enable iMessage and FaceTime

  • Open the Settings app from the app drawer.
  • Then navigate to Messages settings.
  • Now, you will see a switch in front of the iMessage label, toggle the switch towards the left to switch it off.
  • Now, restart the iPhone.
  • After restarting, follow the above steps to turn iMessage ON again.

Force Reboot/Soft Reset your iPhone

Restarting/rebooting is the ultimate solution for many of the problems. A normal user does it quite often. And even it is technically right too, on restarting, the system terminates all the on-going processes, and it gives a fresh start to the system.

Although most of you already know how to restart/reboot your iPhone 12, many of you don’t know about the forced reboot/soft reset, we are writing down the right method to do so, in case you have any doubts and confusion:

  • Press and release the Volume Up key.
  • Now, again press and release the Volume Down key.
  • Finally, press and hold the Side button until you see a black screen.

Reconnect Mobile Data or Wi-Fi/ Toggle Airplane Mode

You can also use the Airplane mode on your iPhone 12 lineup devices in order to fix any minor Bluetooth issue.

  • Touch and swipe down anywhere from the home screen.
  • Now, tap on the Airplane logo until it turns blue.
  • Now, wait for a few moments.
  • Finally, again follow the above steps to turn Airplane OFF

Forget Wi-Fi Network

  • Open the Settings app from the home screen.
  • Then Navigate to Wi-Fi.
  • Now, turn it ON, if it isn’t already.
  • Now, you will the list of all previously connected Wi-Fi networks.
  • Tap on the “i” icon to get details.
  • Next, tap on the Forget this network option.
  • If prompted, tap on the Forget network again to confirm.

Reset Network Settings

Well, if the above methods aren’t working in your case then most probably there might be some issues with your system settings. In this method, we are going to reset all system settings to default. To do so, follow the following steps carefully:

  • Open the Settings app from the app drawer.
  • Then navigate to General Settings.
  • Now, scroll down till the end and select the Reset option.
  • The reset window will be opened, now, tap in the first settings that say ‘Reset All Settings’.
  • Then you will be prompted to enter your passcode.
  • After successfully entering the passcode, another confirmatory prompt will appear with two buttons, ‘Cancel’ and ‘Reset’.
  • Tap on the Reset button and you are good to go.

Log Out Apple ID and Log in Again

  • Open the Settings app from the app drawer.
  • Then navigate to Messages settings.
  • Then, tap on the Send & Receive option.
  • And now tap on the Apple ID listed at the end of the screen in small letters.
  • A pop-up will appear with a few options.
  • Tap on Sign Out.
  • Wait for a few seconds and then sign in back.

Reset All Settings on iPhone

  • Open the Settings app from the app drawer.
  • Then navigate to General settings.
  • Now, scroll down till the end and select the Reset option.
  • The reset window will be opened, now, tap in the settings that says ‘Erase All Content and Settings.
  • Then you will be prompted to enter your passcode.
  • Finally, follow the on-screen prompts to complete the factory reset process.

Perform Factory Reset

  • Open the Settings app from the app drawer.
  • Then navigate to General settings.
  • Now, scroll down till the end and select the Reset option.
  • The reset window will be opened, now, tap in the settings that says ‘Erase All Content and Settings.
  • Then you will be prompted to enter your passcode.
  • Finally, follow the on-screen prompts to complete the factory reset process.

Visit Apple Care

 If a factory reset won’t help in fixing your issue, visit your local Apple Store or Service Center so a qualified technician can examine the hardware. If needed, they may send it in for repair or replacement.

Conclusion

That was it, you have successfully learned how to Fix iMessage Waiting for Activation Error on iPhone 12. If you are facing any other kind of issues or you need another guide, then make sure to check our dedicated Apple iPhone 12 Troubleshooting Guide, we have covered quite a few numbers of tutorials and troubleshooting guides.

We hope you liked the article and found it useful. Feel free to send it to your loved ones if they need it. If you have any more queries, please comment it down below, we would be more than happy to help you out.

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Shekhar Vaidya
Shekhar Vaidya
Shekhar Vaidya is a Blogger, a Web Developer, a CSE UG and a learner who’s learning about CS and programming. Being an introvert, he loves to write tech content instead of discussing it with others in an open stage. If he isn't writing about tech or programming, then most probably you will find him sleeping.

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