iMessage Not Working. iOS5 Bug?
Hi. I upgraded my iPhone 4 to iOS 5 from the latest iOS 4 version, Everything seems to be working fine except iMessage. It will not work, no matter how hard I try.
Whenever I send an iMessage, it says delivery failed after a long while. If I tap the exclamation mark next to the bubble and select the try again option, I get no progress bar unless I go back to home, lock the phone, unlock and open Messaging again. The progress bar then shows and remains stuck at 90% for a long while before failing again. This happens again and again, no matter how many times I retry. I cannot receive any iMessages either. Every other method is working fine, including tweets, emails and text messages. If I add my own phone number as a contact and send an iMessage, it goes through and shows up in as received too almost instantly.
I have tried with 2 different people for whom it works perfectly when they send iMessages to each other, I have confirmed all settings and methods to be identical. I have confirmed that activation is successful and have reconfirmed my Apple ID and have viewed all details within the configuration options located in the Settings > Messages menu. I have tried over Edge, 3G and Wifi. I have restarted Messaging many times along with turning the iMessages option on and off multiple times. I have tried rebooting the phone and turning iMessages off before and on after and leaving it on during the reboot. I have also tried a factory restore with and without reinstalling my apps on it.
Nothing fixes the problem and I am very frustrated. How can I fix it? Please help.
- 10-13-2011, 10:34 AM #2
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- 10-13-2011, 05:47 PM #11
If that's the case, when you create a new message thread and type in a contact's name who's using iOS 5, is there a blue bubble beside their name?
Yes it is configured and yes there's the blue send bubble as opposed to a green one for my other contacts. And as I previously said, I can send and receive iMessages to and from myself (not the most useful thing in the world I'd say) but not to and from anyone else.
- 10-13-2011, 06:30 PM #13
It seems very few people are having it. I'm not the only one but this is not widespread at all. I feel it's a bug in iOS 5 that only rears its head in some conditions but I'm baffled as to why it doesn't work even after a factory restore and before even touching the backups.
- 10-14-2011, 06:07 AM #17
- 10-14-2011, 11:29 AM #18
Same problem on Iphone4. I was on the phone with my carrier for 30 min., they couldn't fix it. Directed me to Apple. On phone with them for an hour. They couldn't fix it either. They said there is some bugs they are working on and that I should keep trying, maybe it will get fixed in a couple days. Good thing I'm getting the 4s today, and giving the 4 to my wife. She probably wont use that feature anyways.
- 10-14-2011, 03:19 PM #19
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- 10-15-2011, 07:31 AM #22
I was facing the same problem....iMessages working on iPhone 4 but not on iPad 1. It just wouldn't send or receive messages and would get stuck at 90%.....
Go to settings....and change your DNS address to 220.127.116.11 and then just log back onto your wifi....switch off iMessages and switch it back on and then try....once I did that it started working....and also I switched back the DNS address to my original DNS and its still working...had this quirky problem with FaceTime on my iPad 2 also....
See if it works.
- 10-15-2011, 10:42 PM #23
- 10-16-2011, 03:38 PM #24iMore Intermediate
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I didn't want to clog up the forum with another iMessage thread, but I too am having an issue on my Sprint 4S, I think:
It's supposed to use wi-fi when available, right? There's nothing wrong with my internet connection as far as I know but messages to people also on iPhone hang and don't get sent. Meanwhile, regular SMS to other phones go through just fine, too, so I don't think it's Sprint. Also, iMessages from my wi-fi-only iPad 2 to iPhones go through just fine. Can anyone please explain what the issue might be? Hardware? I hope not. I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!
I did a soft reset and reset my network settings. iMessages seem to go through rather slowly, and they don't always go through at all. I hope it's not the hardware. Not in the mood to do yet another restore between this new 4S and my other iPhone 4.
- 10-16-2011, 03:43 PM #25