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Game Pigeon not working: 7 Fixes

GamePigeon is an iOS game that users can play using iMessage. However, the app seems to cause problems for a lot of users lately.

In this article, we’re taking a look at GamePigeon not working, the reason why and how you can resolve the error to get the game up and running again. 


Why does this happen?

Several reasons, including the following, can trigger the Game Pigeon not working error.

  • Outdated iOS version.
  • iMessage activation issues.
  • iOS/iPadOS glitches.

Also read: Why is iMessage not working?


How to fix this?

Here are a few steps you can take to fix the Game Pigeon not working error.

Restart your iPhone

One of the first things you should do is try and restart your iPhone to see if that resolves your issue. Restarting your device can solve many seemingly random issues that would otherwise be quite tricky to debug. 


Check your WiFi and Cellular connections 

You need an active internet connection to use iMessage. Therefore, having a WiFi or Cellular connection is essential. Make sure you’re either connected to a WiFi network or have cellular data working. 


Re-enable iMessage

Disabling iMessage and re-enabling it can freshen things up a bit and resolve this error.

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  • Head over to the settings and tap Messages.
  • Turn the iMessage toggle off.
  • Restart your device.

Once your device boots back up, repeat steps 1 and 2 to re-enable iMessage and check if it resolved the Game Pigeon not working error.

Also read: How to sign out of iMessage on Mac?


Log out of your Apple ID and log in again

Sometimes just re-enabling iMessage isn’t enough. Doing a simple login cycle with your Apple ID can solve a bunch of other issues with your phone as well. 

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  • Head over to the settings and tap Messages. 
  • Tap on Send & Receive. 
  • Tap on your Apple ID at the bottom.
  • Choose Sign Out.

Now to log back in again, go to the settings menu, and you’ll see an option to sign in to your Apple account. Restart your phone once you’re done.


Change date/time

If you’ve got an incorrect date/time set on your iPhone, that can cause problems with many Apple apps. 

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  • Head over to the settings and tap on General.
  • Tap on Date & Time.
  • Make sure the Set Automatically slider is enabled. 

Check for iOS updates

Another potential reason for this error could be a bug in iOS. More often than not, developers realise this quickly and release patches or subsequent updates to fix such issues. 

Follow these steps to ensure that you have the latest iOS version installed on your phone. 

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  • Head over to the settings and tap on General.
  • Tap on Software Update.
  • Ensure that you’re on the latest update available. If not, update your device immediately. 

Reset your network settings

Incorrect network settings on your iPhone can hinder internet access and, in turn, cause iMessage to malfunction. Here’s how you can reset them.

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  • Head over to the settings and tap on General.
  • Scroll down and tap on Reset.
  • Tap on Reset Network Settings.

Also read: iMessage waiting for activation: 8 Fixes

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