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    Very strange issue started yesterday....
    I send pics via imessage several times a day, yesterday I discovered that the recipients stopped getting them.
    I message claims they have been delivered, but they never are. I have tried various pictures, various sizes and to various iphone users.
    None ever arrive, they continue to say delivered.
    I thought this might resolve itself but it has been like this for 2 days now.
    When it sends as text, the picture goes through.
    I should mention also that as the pic is "sending" the recipient sees the "..." as if im typing, but once it "sends" the ... disappears and the pic is never received.

    I dont think I changed anything, and MMS is selected under settings.... is anyone else having this issue?
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    I've been having this issue as well. I'll send a picture and get no response back for the photo but a message for the other messages I've sent. Then I'll ask and they didn't receive the picture.
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    did you try restarting iMessage?
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    I have tried restarting my phone completely and booting in safemode (my device is jailbroken) because I feared it may be a problem with a tweak.
    The problem continues.

    Videos also do not send but claim to be delivered. The recipient never gets them.

    Ginbill when did you notice this problem start? Mine worked perfectly for months and out of no where yesterday it stopped.
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    Just a few days ago. Perhaps before that it was happening too but I never knew from the other person. :/
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    that's weird. try restoring then to a fresh new iPhone.
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    I've been having issues with iMessage as well. I had it set to send as SMS when iMessage wasn't available but it didn't always do it. Photos would take forever to send and a lot wouldn't arrive. Videos wouldn't go through very often.This happened with my phone and my husband's phone as soon as we got them on launch day, whether sitting in my home with wifi or at an office with wifi, out and about, basically anywhere.

    Since our text plan is unlimited anyway we've just turned iMessage off. No real benefit to using it except that you get the pretty blue bubbles instead of green when you text someone on an iOS 5 device.

    All texts go through perfectly now.
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    Ginbill are you jailbroken?
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    Ok heres an update possibly related as i never had this problem before either , I tried to use facetime... on the callers end it shows that the recievers video is paused, on the recievers end it freezes on accept/decline

    The same result occurs regarless of who calls who, just the opposite person sees described symptoms
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    I would try a restore from back up if u have one before this started or restore as new and see what happens


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    Quote Originally Posted by lenababy7 View Post
    Ginbill are you jailbroken?
    Yeah, but I noticed this issue before I was. It might have had to do with signal in the area. I don't remember specifics. I'll have to pay attention next time. I actually haven't had this happen in a few days. Maybe it was just a fluke..
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    Ya sorry I'm not a big fan of the "something goes wrong so start from scratch" fix
    If I did this everytime something went wrong on my iphone I'd be restoring it every couple weeks.
    I'm looking for a cause or a solution, restoring and starting from scratch isnt really a fix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lenababy7 View Post
    Ya sorry I'm not a big fan of the "something goes wrong so start from scratch" fix
    If I did this everytime something went wrong on my iphone I'd be restoring it every couple weeks.
    I'm looking for a cause or a solution, restoring and starting from scratch isnt really a fix.
    Try turning iMessage off then on .. Or maybe re provision it like on verizon dial *228 option 1 ..

    Im not a fan or restoring either really but if the OS corrupted somehow that would be the only fix

    Have you downloaded any apps right before it started ? Or made any changes ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginbill View Post
    Yeah, but I noticed this issue before I was. It might have had to do with signal in the area. I don't remember specifics. I'll have to pay attention next time. I actually haven't had this happen in a few days. Maybe it was just a fluke..
    i've had imessage work on and off also--with on a rarity not del'd when it says it was, or in just plain sending as a text and not imessage.

    I know it may sound a little nuts, but with the holiday season upon us keep in mind how many millions of people are txing and sending e-cards to loved ones that could be clogging up the network also not just Verizon, but all of them.

    Just like on New Years Eve at midnight where its almost nearly impossible to make a call or send a text because of how clogged the networks get too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink View Post
    i've had imessage work on and off also--with on a rarity not del'd when it says it was, or in just plain sending as a text and not imessage.

    I know it may sound a little nuts, but with the holiday season upon us keep in mind how many millions of people are txing and sending e-cards to loved ones that could be clogging up the network also not just Verizon, but all of them.

    Just like on New Years Eve at midnight where its almost nearly impossible to make a call or send a text because of how clogged the networks get too
    You're probably right.. On Thanksgiving when I was sending regular texts to some people without iMessage they were getting the text with some lag. Probably a case of that. Awkward when a picture comes later than the conversation it went with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginbill View Post
    You're probably right.. On Thanksgiving when I was sending regular texts to some people without iMessage they were getting the text with some lag. Probably a case of that. Awkward when a picture comes later than the conversation it went with.
    We were seeing delays around Thanksgiving also as well as the day of.

    Yea, I can imagine the awkwardness of that lol. Getting the comical text and then getting the pix a few hours later. Lol, it's like, ok, the moment is over it's not funny any more.
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    Just to clarify for anyone having the SAME problem, this is not a matter of delay.
    For those who posted above, you are not having the same issue. Please read through the symptoms.

    This is a matter of imessage text going through every time no problem and any media (pic, video or audio) NEVER sending and claiming it is delivered. The recipient never receives them, not days later.

    NOW, FOR ANYONE HAVING THE SAME ISSUE... HERE IS THE FIX
    this is for people with a jailbroken device only, I am on ios 5 semi tethered jailbreak
    I do not know exactly which of these steps did the trick, but here is what I did
    1. updated color keyboard (cydia prompted me that there was an update, so I updated it)
    2.uninstalled siri0us (in cydia)
    3. uninstalled erika utilities (in cydia - this must have come with something as I dont remember installing it myself)
    4. turn off the device, and boot in untethered mode (that is without plugging it into a computer and running redsnow, this only works with semitether - which if you are tethered jailbroken you should get)
    5. send an imessage picture message while in untethered boot (this is not the same as safemode)
    6. reboot the device tethered with redsnow
    VOILA, every pic msg has gone through flawlessly since. I have yet to try facetime but I am confident it will also work.
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    Thanks lenababy,

    What I did:

    Remove siri0us and Erica Utilities then RESPRING.

    That's it!
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    Default same problem for me!

    I'm on iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak (Redsnow) and having the same issue - but I don't have siri)us or Erica utilities installed...
    any other ideas?
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    I am frustrated. The problem got back. I can send imessage but receipent does not receive them. danm
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    Hey guys - this fix seems to work - looks like AnyRing is the offending Cydia app - or perhaps any other app that affects ringtones. Anyway - I followed these instructions and removed AnyRing and so far it works...

    MacRumors Forums - View Single Post - Untethered Jailbreak 5.0.1 iMessage send Pics don't work.

    1. Went in cydia.
    2. Uninstalled Anyring
    3. Shut imessage and turned of mms from "Settings, messages"
    4. Rebooted
    5. Turned on the imessage and mms (waited for activation).
    6. Imessage can now send pics and facetime works again
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    Default having the same iMessage problems

    on 4s (not jailbroken)

    some imessages go through and some don't. probably 1 out of 30 go through at this point.

    Concern is that the "Delivered" displayed on my phone is not true. it should not say delivered if in fact it wasn't

    This is a big issue, since its a false assurance. I can only trust messages that said "read". however, unlike BBM on blackberry where it gives you a D or and R for each message, iMassage only gives you delivered or read on the last presumed message sent.

    problem is that its almost impossible to tell if the other person got the message unless you ask them flat out. Sure you get a sense that the convo is a bit off, but that is normal in txt message convos.

    restarting imassage or asking someone else to restart their imassage every so often is an unacceptable answer. Sure if non of your messages are going through I understand to do so, but in this case, it is not.

    bottom line, if it wasnt delivered, it should not say delivered.

    This is really bothering me since iMessage was the number 1 reason I dumped my blackberry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wylderubicon View Post
    on 4s (not jailbroken)

    some imessages go through and some don't. probably 1 out of 30 go through at this point.

    Concern is that the "Delivered" displayed on my phone is not true. it should not say delivered if in fact it wasn't

    This is a big issue, since its a false assurance. I can only trust messages that said "read". however, unlike BBM on blackberry where it gives you a D or and R for each message, iMassage only gives you delivered or read on the last presumed message sent.

    problem is that its almost impossible to tell if the other person got the message unless you ask them flat out. Sure you get a sense that the convo is a bit off, but that is normal in txt message convos.

    restarting imassage or asking someone else to restart their imassage every so often is an unacceptable answer. Sure if non of your messages are going through I understand to do so, but in this case, it is not.

    bottom line, if it wasnt delivered, it should not say delivered.

    This is really bothering me since iMessage was the number 1 reason I dumped my blackberry.
    I hear you (as a former BlackBerry user). I confirm everything written there, and the rate of about "1 out of every 30" failing sounds about right. Which is an awful damn lot if you depend on it as a line of communication with a spouse, etc. iMessage was a great addition to the last OS, but until they fix it, it's no BBM, and you could probably argue it isn't as good as WhatsApp or any number of the cross-platform chat programs out there.

    If the recipient is having any kind of connection problem, the message (and more often, photos) will not go through. Obviously, this is to be accepted. But what isn't acceptable is that the sender never gets an error message, nor does iMessage ever try to re-send the message so it can be received after connection is restored. You really should have BOTH of these features, but going with out at least one of them makes it pretty darn unreliable. I have no problem with a message system that occasionally fails to send a message, but if you don't even tell me it fails, I'm assuming this whole time it got through. What's sad is that I'll probably just start emailing pictures because at least I know that they will inevitably get sent, even if there's a connection issue at the time.

    "Delivered", I think, is not supposed to be an indication that the recipient got the message. It's more equivalent to "sent", which means it successfully left your phone. There is no indicator for the message being actually transmitted to the other phone, nor is there one for when the recipient visually looks at it. This is probably one of my major gripes with iOS 5. Obviously, it's great to not have to use all those texts, but it should work at least as well as many of the free messaging apps that already have these features.
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    For me it ended up being Copic that was causing the problem. I turned off iMessage, Unistalled Copic from cydia, hard reboot, turned imessage back on. Works fine now.
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    Mine was "User Agent Faker"
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