iMessage and FaceTime are probably every iOS users’ favorite tools, and it sucks if they don’t work properly after updating to iOS 7. Here are some fixes you can try.
Technically, updating your device to the latest iOS 7 should be trouble-free. Even after extensive testing by beta users over the past months, Apple’s latest iOS 7 is still a bit buggy. Since it was made available worldwide two days ago, many have been complaining that they are having trouble to make iMessage and/or FaceTime to work properly on their iPhone.
If you’re struggling to make it work, here are some possible solutions that may help you.
Solution 1: Toggle FaceTime or iMessage in Settings (turn off and then back on)
- Go to Settings on the Home Screen
- Go to Messages or FaceTime
- Wait for it to re-activate.
Solution 2: Reset your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
- Make sure that your WiFi is turned on.
- Check if iMessage or FaceTime is working for you now.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap General.
- Tap Reset.
- Tap Reset Network Settings.
If solution 2 and solution 3 don’t work, try solution 1 one more time.
I know it’s a pain to do these but this is the temporary workaround until Apple releases iOS 7.1 that should iron out all the major issues with iOS 7 and iOS 7.0.1.
Does this work for you?