Everyone is using FaceTime, it's a great way to connect to friends and families, show our little pets to people too! But sometimes, you might have issue getting it to work. So if you've been having problems with FaceTime activation error, follow this guide to fix it.
Apple is having quite a good time lately, with the release of the Watch which, while it can get scratches, it is also easy to set up.
But, we are here to look at your problems with FaceTime activation error, so let's look at how to fix it.
How to fix FaceTime activation error
Apple mentions it might take up to 24 hours to be activated on iMessage, so to use FaceTime as well. It after that time has passed, you're still getting an error you might think about turning off both iMessage and FaceTime then rebooting your devices.
Also, you might want to check your device settings to see if you're currently connected to a working WiFi or cellullar network, along with having the correct date and time set. If that still hasn't solved your issue, you might think about contacting Apple support.
What is FaceTime activation error?
As mentioned, to use both iMessage and FaceTime you need to activate the services and wait for the greenlight from Apple. So, while you're waiting, you're not allowed to send SMS or use FaceTime.
If you're trying to use the services, then, you might get one of the following errors:
When activating iMessage or FaceTime, you might see one of these messages:
- Waiting for activation;
- Activation unsuccessful;
- An error occurred during activation;
- Could not sign in, please check your network connection;
- Unable to contact the iMessage server. Try again.
While these errors might refer to other problem with your devices, if 24 hours have passed and you're still getting an activation error, then definitely think about contacting Apple and they will surely solve your problem.
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