iMessage is Signed Out Error in Messages iPhone: When you open the Messages app on your iPhone and try to send a text message, you might see an error message that says “iMessage is Signed Out,” as shown in the screenshot below. This is a big problem that you should take care of right away.
As the error message says, you’re not signed in to iMessage, so you can’t use it. However, you should still be able to send and receive regular text messages (green bubbles).
The full error message says, “An error has happened and your account (your phone number or Apple ID) is signed out of iMessage. Because of this, you might miss messages. Please go to settings to take care of this.” There are also two buttons in the message: Settings and Ignore. If you tap Settings, your iPhone will take you to its settings. If you touch “Ignore,” the error message will go away.
iMessage is Signed Out Error in Messages iPhone
This problem may not be as simple as it seems. You might think that the problem will go away if you sign back into iMessage. This could be right. But you might also have trouble when you try to sign in to iMessage:
The first issue you might have is that iMessage gets stuck on the “Waiting for Activation” screen when you try to sign in. You may also see error messages during activation that say, “An error happened during activation. “Please try again” or “Activation Failed.”
The other problem you might have is that you can’t sign up for iMessage on your iPhone because iMessage is grayed out in Settings.
You might be able to sign in, but your iPhone might keep signing out of iMessage over and over. In other words, you might not be able to stay signed in to iMessage.
- If iMessage is turned off, go to Settings > Messages and turn it on.
- Get the most recent version of iOS for your device. To see if there are any new updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update.
- Go to Setting > Messages on your iPhone. Turn iMessage off, and then back on. You might have to log in.
- Make sure the date and time on your iPhone are correct. Go to Settings > General > Date & Time on your iPhone and make sure that the date and time are correct. You might also want to turn on “Set Automatically,” which will let iOS set the date and time based on where you are.
- Turn off and on your device. But be sure to follow these steps:
- Tap Settings > Messages to turn off iMessage.
- Start your iPhone up again.
- Go to Settings > Messages and then turn on iMessage.
- If you see “activating” after turning on iMessage, just wait. Wait 24 hours. If it hasn’t worked yet, keep reading.
- Go to Settings > [your name] > Name, Phone Numbers, Email on your iPhone. Look over the “Can Be Reached At” section. Is your iMessage number, which you can find on the error message, on that list? If it’s not there, tap Edit to add it.
Replace SIM or re-activate eSIM
This step requires you to call your cell phone company (T Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, Mint Mobile, etc.). If you are using an eSIM, you need to turn on the card again. For more details, contact your cell company.
You might need to get rid of your cell phone plan. The eSIM card may also need to be reset. If you have a regular SIM card, call your carrier and ask them to replace it. You could do this after the next step, which is to reset the network settings, if you like.
After you’ve done these things, try turning on and activating iMessage.
Reset your network settings
This will delete everything you’ve set up for your network. Your photos, videos, emails, and other content will still be there. But things like your Wi-Fi passwords, VPN settings, and Bluetooth connections will be lost. So as to:
Go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset > Reset > Reset Network Settings.