Apple warns iPhone 14 users may be experiencing difficulties activating iMessage and FaceTime out of the box

Apple warns iPhone 14 users may be experiencing difficulties activating iMessage and FaceTime out of ...

Apple today released a support document revealing potential limitations for customers setting up their new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro today.

Due to iOS 16.0 activation limitations, iMessage and FaceTime may not work properly out of the box. iPhone 14 difficulties include being unable to receive iMessage or FaceTime calls, green bubbles showing instead of blue bubbles when contacting another iMessage user, and recipients may see your messages coming from the account.

With the release of iOS 16.0.1, which was pushed out yesterday, Apple has already addressed these problems.

If you are still having iMessage and FaceTime issues following your upgrade to iOS 16.0.1, you may need to tweak the settings slightly. Apple advises to first check Settings -> Cellar and make sure your phone line is enabled.

Then, open Settings -> Messages -> Send & Receive. Tap the phone number that you want to use for iMessage. Open Settings -> FaceTime and tap the phone number you want to use with FaceTime.

Following these steps, we should restore the activation process for these services, and your iPhone 14 should then work normally.