iMessage outage?

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  1. JWB

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    Anyone else having problems with iMessage today? Not working here


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  2. Santa

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    Wow. Didn't know Apple was run by the Feds.

    Seems to be working for me.
     
  3. Lon

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    None here.
     
  4. RoofMonkey

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    Earlier today, most of the morning up until around 1-2pm it wasn't working here in my area of Florida. Appears to be working ok now though. Last day or two it's been spotty until the early afternoon here.
     
  5. Europa

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    There are no current iMessages outages. You can check the status here:
    http://www.apple.com/support/systemstatus/

    There is a problem with iMessages on 7.0 that is resulting in some users having to restore.
     
  6. MoneyMaker79

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    A friend of mine, my advisor at my college that I attend, was having issues receiving messages yesterday and last night. I then was trying to text her late last night and it was not showing up as iMessage. She told me this morning that she turned off iMessage in order to receive and send text messages.


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  7. RoofMonkey

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    In case people didn't know, if you're sending an iMessage and it's not going through and you want to make sure it sends, press and hold on the text and it will give you the option to send as a regular text. Sometimes if you just hit send and minimize or close it, it won't send at all.
     
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    My wife and I had a few problems a few days ago. Reset and all better.
     
  10. chris

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    Apple released an official statement tonight to the Wall Street Journal. The iMessage problems will be fixed with an upcoming software update. They've been testing 7.0.3, so I suspect we'll see that rather quickly.



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  11. PinkBanana

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    I had trouble with it on saturday. my brother had to message my using facebook. then i had problems yesterday. It's fine now though.
     
  12. Europa

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    You can restore to fix this or there is a temporary fix while we're waiting for a software update. However, this might only last a few hours before it stops working again.

    1. Disable iMessage in Settings > Messages.
    2. Reset the iPhone's Network Settings under Settings > General > Reset.
    3. Reenable iMessage.
     
  13. Nrevezzo

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    If you're having a problem maybe you should just shut off iMessage until a fix is supplied. Then all your messages should go through your carrier. Of course this also depends on what text plan you have. My text plan is unlimited with AT&T so it won't cost me anything additional.
     
  14. dmoskaluk

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    It seemed to be ok at about 1600 EDT in the Hamilton/Burlington area Ontario Canada ..... At least on iOS 6. ......


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  15. djwindsor

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    I've had a few hiccups. Resetting network settings is something I want to avoid because I have so many WIFI passwords saved. I merely rebooted and iMessage worked fine.


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  16. Jaccks

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    I rebooted as well and it worked for a few hours and quit again. I then tried to restore and it also worked for a bit and then stopped. Hopefully the update will be out soon.


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  17. Europa

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    Apple has acknowledged the problem is working on the patch. I imagine it will be available within the next few days. I would just use text messages until then.
     
  18. rgomez

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    Yup. My iMessage problems started on Tuesday. Messages were stuck in the process of being sent, and I didn't realize it until an hour or so after the fact.

    Did anyone have this issue with any of the iOS 7 Betas?

    Also, is anyone having problems loading earlier iMessages? I'm unable to load anything beyond yesterday's iMessages for some of my contacts. Weird.
     
  19. rugved1118

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    Hey there... I dunno the overall concept of imessage. How does it work exactly ? Okay lemme tell u i have ip5 and ipad2 with 3g...


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  20. rgomez

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    It is just a way to send messages to other Apple devices free of charge. All you have to do is go to settings, messages, turn on iMessages.

    To know if it is working, messages between idevices should show up in a blue bubble.

    Be forewarned that iMessages has had a few issues, like the one discussed here, but you always have the option of sending messages as regular texts when iMessage is not working.
     

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