1. Oliverg109's Avatar
    lately my messages with my friends with other iPhones are not going through, it either takes for ever to send and then eventually it automatically sends it as a text message or I don't receive any messages when they send me a message. This is getting a bit frustrated.
    12-26-2011 11:10 AM
  2. hpcomputergeek's Avatar
    lately my messages with my friends with other iPhones are not going through, it either takes for ever to send and then eventually it automatically sends it as a text message or I don't receive any messages when they send me a message. This is getting a bit frustrated.
    It's kinda slow but this happens once in a while. It's probably because many users are trying to send messages at the same time.

    If it is too slow tomorrow, try turning off iMessage and put your iPhone in Airplane Mode for 30 seconds and turn it back on and see if it's a little faster. if it is too slow after you do that, do a clean restore with iTunes.

    hope this helped!
    12-26-2011 01:34 PM
  3. RemmyZero's Avatar
    i often have issues where iMessage will cease to work when i'm on wifi (which i always am at home). i will have to toggle the wifi off, send the failed message, then turn wifi back on to get it to operate normally.

    to be fair, i'm having a number of issues with iOS 5, there are some instability issues and app issues inherent to the build that need ironing out.
    12-26-2011 06:02 PM
  4. xDAKx's Avatar
    I've been having issues since last Thursday where messages just don't send immediately, or they come back as "Not delivered" after about 15 minutes, has been happening on my 4S and my iPad 2.
    12-26-2011 08:54 PM
  5. Kristy_Lyn's Avatar
    For about 2 weeks now I have been having issues intermittently where I get a red exclamation mark and it states message not delivered. This is when it is running via iMessage, the strange thing is, it doesn't send as a text either, and it won't resend a few seconds later either, I have to manually resend the message. It's only happened maybe 6 times over the last few weeks, but had never occurred before.

    In fact today I sent a few messages and didn't hear a response, I then picked up the phone and called to find out what I had sent the text for. When my call connected the text message went through to the person I was contacting. Hopefully this is just a temporary glitch and gets better before it gets worse, nothing worse than unreliable text messages...

    I know there is a separate issue with iMessage when you are signed in on multiple devices, it doesn't always send the message to both devices. I also use my email addy as my iMessage account and when I have sent an email from my iPhone it did not get delivered to my email account, however it went through iMessage instead. For that issue I think I may make a separate @me account to solve that little issue, as my intention was for the message to go to my email account.
    12-26-2011 09:56 PM
  6. Garz's Avatar
    Slow sometimes today but working fine most times
    12-26-2011 10:03 PM
  7. Cleveland's Avatar
    I've only had the occasional issue when I was in a 2G/EDGE area, but otherwise has been fine
    12-26-2011 10:31 PM
  8. Iphonejackson's Avatar
    I was having the same issue. Im on Verizon so I just updated the network via *228 and restarted the iPhone.
    It's been two days and all is back to normal.
    12-26-2011 10:34 PM
  9. bluewyi's Avatar
    Im having problems with my iMessage these 2 days...Its been working on and off...one moment its okay, next moment i cant use iMessage...I've tried all of the recommendations that i am able to find thru the forum but none works for me~~!! any other suggestions??? thanks...
    12-27-2011 06:20 AM
  10. brettferrell's Avatar
    YES! My wife sends me texts all of the time from her Android, and sometimes they come through fine, and sometimes they're delayed HOURS. Very irritating.

    Brett
    12-27-2011 05:14 PM
  11. Oliverg109's Avatar
    I just turned iMessage off, best way to go without any issues and frustrations.
    12-27-2011 09:32 PM
  12. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    On occasion I get this problem but not very often.
    12-28-2011 06:34 AM
  13. DocTauri's Avatar
    I've been having problems the last few days getting messages from my daughter (both of us on 4S and 5.0.1). *SOME* of her messages come through about 12 hours late, thus conversations are all out of whack. For instance, at 4pm yesterday I asked what she wanted for dinner. I received a response with 5 minutes that said "I don't". It turns out, that response was from a message the night before. Today at noon, I received a message from her that said "fried rice". This was in response to yesterday's message..

    Very strange. We've both rebooted, and I've turned iMessage off on mine. I'll *228 both and see what happens.
    12-28-2011 12:32 PM
  14. Oliverg109's Avatar
    I've been having problems the last few days getting messages from my daughter (both of us on 4S and 5.0.1). *SOME* of her messages come through about 12 hours late, thus conversations are all out of whack. For instance, at 4pm yesterday I asked what she wanted for dinner. I received a response with 5 minutes that said "I don't". It turns out, that response was from a message the night before. Today at noon, I received a message from her that said "fried rice". This was in response to yesterday's message..

    Very strange. We've both rebooted, and I've turned iMessage off on mine. I'll *228 both and see what happens.
    I tend to have some issues like that, some times I think my friends ignore the message, but it is that they receive it either late or another day.
    12-28-2011 05:47 PM
  15. INNOVATTY's Avatar
    lately my messages with my friends with other iPhones are not going through, it either takes for ever to send and then eventually it automatically sends it as a text message or I don't receive any messages when they send me a message. This is getting a bit frustrated.
    Same thing here! Some messages were sent as text messages.

    Unfortunately, I only noticed when the phone bill came higher than usual
    12-28-2011 09:36 PM
  16. spinecho's Avatar
    I seem to have issues when I am switching from wifi to 3G
    12-28-2011 10:56 PM
  17. kitty0123's Avatar
    seems we r poor
    Same thing here! Some messages were sent as text messages.

    Unfortunately, I only noticed when the phone bill came higher than usual
    12-28-2011 11:45 PM
  18. hoosieriphone's Avatar
    I had to swap out my iP4s for a new one the other day. Now, when I iMessage my wife or daughter, I get their response but it won't show on the message screen. In the upper left of the screen it will show 1 message. I have to open it up to see the response. ???????????????
    12-29-2011 08:27 AM
  19. Rockdog97's Avatar
    YES! My wife sends me texts all of the time from her Android, and sometimes they come through fine, and sometimes they're delayed HOURS. Very irritating.

    Brett

    That's not iMessage then.. iMessage is only between IOS devices... sounds more like carrier related to me.
    12-29-2011 12:52 PM
  20. sting7k's Avatar
    It has not been working well for a few days now for me. Today it seems especially bad, only had 1 go through and the rest I have been sending as texts.
    12-29-2011 01:41 PM
  21. TechNyne666's Avatar
    It's kinda slow but this happens once in a while. It's probably because many users are trying to send messages at the same time.

    If it is too slow tomorrow, try turning off iMessage and put your iPhone in Airplane Mode for 30 seconds and turn it back on and see if it's a little faster. if it is too slow after you do that, do a clean restore with iTunes.

    hope this helped!
    its acually a problem we are haveing with the iphone 4 and 3gs, the new update 5.1 will fix a lot of stuff
    12-30-2011 09:19 PM
  22. derfel's Avatar
    we have to wait... 5.1, it is in the air
    01-01-2012 06:03 PM
  23. StormJH1's Avatar
    I'm confused by some posts here...my understanding (from Apple's instructions) was that if I have an iPad2 and an iPhone 4s signed in with the same Apple ID, somebody could just send a message to one device but not the other by specifying my phone number (to the iPhone) or email address (to the iPad).

    Isn't that right?
    01-04-2012 10:19 AM
  24. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I was having an issue with iMessage yesterday. I had to tx my hubby at 3:30 about something VERY important. He has a profession that if he can respond he will, most times he reads it & then calls me later. SO I fig'd he recd my msg but was in a situation that he couldn't respond. Finally at 5:15 when I further updated my msg, he freaked out & was like--I just recd ALL of your msg now. BTW-all of my messages said "delivered" each time too.

    That was indeed frustrating !!

    Prior to that during the day, my iMessage to my daughter wouldn't send with the "message failed" and "!" in red-I had to physically go in and tap "send as text" because it didn't automatically do it.....

    I understand iMessage can be spotty depending in both parties coverage, but what hap'd with my hubby's yesterday I was just smfh because it did say they delivered.
    01-04-2012 10:27 AM
  25. CH1N087's Avatar
    YES! My wife sends me texts all of the time from her Android, and sometimes they come through fine, and sometimes they're delayed HOURS. Very irritating.

    Brett
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but iMessage is only available from one iOS device to another...android need not apply. If you're talking text messages though, then that issue might be with the carrier.
    01-04-2012 02:15 PM
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