Saturday, November 26, 2011

Trouble Activating iMessage on an iPod Touch

I recently activated iMessage on an iPod Touch. Ran into the problem where the activation fails.

A little research on the forums led me to comments on the DNS server issue with a recommendation to use 8.8.8.8 as the IP address. Surprisingly, changing the DNS server to 8.8.8.8 resulted in my being able to active both FaceTime and iMessage.

I say surprising because I haven't seen any other DNS issues with the server I was originally using.


Unfortunately, in order to keep iMessage and FaceTime working I had to leave the DNS server address as 8.8.8.8. Changing the DNS server entry back to its original value resulted in iMessage working for a while but subsequently failing (presumably because the DNS entry needed to make iMessage work finally expired in the cache).

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