1. soren203's Avatar
    If your messages app wont open, have someone text you "Hi". Should work.
    05-29-2015 12:58 AM
  2. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Perhaps you are just misunderstanding my meaning. I took nothing you said out of context. I troubleshoot issues at least one full day a week. In this thread there are 3 posts all eluding to the same txt app does not work issue. This has been mentioned on more than a few Apple forums in the last few days. so much so that I've also read where others are sending the txt with the symbols to their friends just to crash the app. Having that info, and doing what I do, I would start with the known issue first. Of course I also get paid on jobs completed in a day so I cant always waste time climbing the TS tree. for some problems, a tech Bulletin with a fix right on it is the answer. That's what they're there for, to save time. If one person had mentioned this issue I would agree that the TS tree is the way to go. I personally would lose a third of my income one day a week for every week I work in a year if I followed a TS tree on every call I had. Following the "Never assume anything" rule, there would be no need to print up tech bulletins, you would never have any use for it. Since companies print and send them , sometimes a great expense, I assume they have a purpose. Maybe I've been wrong all these years and if that's the case one would think i would have been figured out and busted for not knowing how to do my job.
    Feel Better? ...
    05-29-2015 01:10 PM
  3. EdgeRulezs's Avatar
    Okay I have a solution that's worked for me!
    1) Get someone to send you a msg
    2) Ask Siri to read unread msgs - Siri should ask you whether you want to reply or not - say yes
    3) reply with whatever you want
    4) open messages << this should open now
    5) delete all texts of that bugged Arabic text

    Should work
    Dani_r_1234 and Ba6aLeE like this.
    05-30-2015 03:09 PM
  4. Dani_r_1234's Avatar
    Thank you!! it actuallyy worked <3
    05-31-2015 08:46 AM
  5. Ba6aLeE's Avatar
    Okay I have a solution that's worked for me!
    1) Get someone to send you a msg
    2) Ask Siri to read unread msgs - Siri should ask you whether you want to reply or not - say yes
    3) reply with whatever you want
    4) open messages << this should open now
    5) delete all texts of that bugged Arabic text

    Should work
    You are the best, works for me.
    05-31-2015 08:49 AM
  6. xtremeled's Avatar
    Now I do!
    05-31-2015 09:10 AM
  7. hyperpipe's Avatar
    I had an iphone 4s after i downloaded last update, imessage never works. When you open the app its blank, rebooting, reinstalling latest IOS didn't fix the problem. Also could not make or receive calls when imessage not working. So essentially my phone was useless. Just went out and bought a new iphone, better not have any problems or next phone i buy will be an android. My husband has a samsung and he's not had a problem with it in the 3 years he's had it.
    06-09-2015 08:37 PM
  8. dylanbidoli's Avatar
    I finally figured it out all you have to do is go in contacts pick a random person press send message under their name then it will open ur messages and after that u can click cancel and it will bring u into messages and it will start to work again.
    04-19-2016 07:20 AM
  9. Dennie_Burke's Avatar
    I had that problem but only with some people. I found that somehow the "Block Messages" had gotten turned on. I could see the notification and part of the test but could not open to read the rest. Once I turned off the block, everything was okay.
    05-01-2016 05:59 PM
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