How to Fix iMessage or FaceTime After iOS 7 Update

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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.

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Solution 1: Toggle FaceTime or iMessage in Settings (turnĀ off and then back on)

  1. Go to Settings on the Home Screen
  2. Go to Messages or FaceTime[viral-lock]
  3. Toggle the switch from on (green) to off (white)
  4. Wait for about one minute
  5. Toggle the switch back to on (green)[/viral-lock]
  6. Wait for it to re-activate.

Solution 2: Reset your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad

  1. Make sure that your WiFi is turned on.[viral-lock]
  2. Press both the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button on the top of your iPhone or device.
  3. You will see the Apple logo.[/viral-lock]
  4. Check if iMessage or FaceTime is working for you now.
Solution 3: Reset Network Settings
  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Reset.
  4. 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?

How to Fix iMessage or FaceTime After iOS 7 Update was last modified: September 24th, 2013 by Joe Wang

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