November 26, 2011
Trouble Activating iMessage on an iPod Touch
—A remedy for activiation failures on iPod Touch involving DNS.
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 18.104.22.168 as the IP address. Surprisingly, changing the DNS server to 22.214.171.124 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 126.96.36.199. 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).