How to set up iMessage on iPhone and iPad

Last Updated on Apr 17, 2021

Would you like to send an imessage instead of a text from your iPhone to another Apple device user’s friend? You will have to Set up and activate iMessage on your iPhone or iPad. in this article, you can learn how to successfully set up and use Imesasge on your powerful Apple device.

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Before starts, I briefly tell you that Apple’s Imessage service is more popular and gives fun to chat with iMessage uses friends. furthermore, Microsoft and android users eager to use blue color text messages, but, unfortunately, Apples’ own developed imessage is limited for its users (iMessage is an exclusive official chat apps of Apple. iMessage is compatible with every iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or on Mac.).

for android phone uses, see here what to do to use IMessage App?

Now, Let’s See

Short highlights on iMessage
I think you know well-using iMessage you can send or exchange words, videos, photos, contacts, and location too. As well over the Wi-Fi, you can send a message to one person or many friends at once.
Remember iMessage text bubble is blue instead of green, it’s for you’ll know you’re using iMessage instead of SMS. So, let’s check out how to set up iMessage on iPhone.

How to Set up and Activate iMessage on iPhone, or iPad

  1. To set up imessage, first, open Settings app from your device home screen. You can also find it using spotlight search.
  2. After launch Settings app, scroll the screen and tap Messages app settings that look green color with bubble chat App icon.
  3. Now on the Messages setting screen, you can see the first option, iMessage with a white toggle. It indicates Your device iMessage does not activate, so do it first.
  4. Turn iMessage toggle ON/Green.

So what will happen? Waiting for activation label appears to the bottom of the iMessage setting tab.

This process will take some time; there is a limited duration of time to get an approval of Imessage activation from the cellular service.

Suppose, unluckily, your device is stuck on imessage waiting for activation means you cannot use imessage on your device until you fix the problem.

For that, Follow our guide that will help you to fix iMessage waiting for activation error on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.

how to Activate iMessage with phone number

Step #1. Open up Settings app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.

Step #2. Scroll down the screen to Find & Tap Messages

Step #3. Now, turn toggle on iMessage, then tap “Use your Apple ID for iMessage.”

Step #4. Enter your Apple ID and Password, and Tap Sign In.

In next screen you can see, any phone number and all email Address associated with your Apple ID will be displayed.

Note:  A phone number will appear if you are setting up your iPhone, or if you are settings up another iOS device after you’ve set up your iPhone.

Step #5. Now tap Next

That’s it. Now go for set Send & Receive option.

Step #6. Tap Send & Receive

Step #7. Here, you can choose which email addresses and phone numbers you want people to use to send you messages.

Under the ‘’Start new conversions form’’- select the phone number and email address you would like to use to send outgoing Messages.

How to set up iMessage on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and on iOS 8

If you’ve already set up other devices for Messages, they will alert you that a new device has been created for messages.

A caveat: when iMessage is unavailable at that time message may be sent as SMS. Therefore carrier messaging fees apply.

Even you might see an iMessage Activation error during the setup of iMessage on iPhone running on the latest iOS devices.

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Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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