1. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Do text and iMessages send if the phone is locked? I find some iMessages don't send unless I stay in the message or wake my phone and go back into the message
    12-26-2013 03:07 PM
  2. iEd's Avatar
    My text and iMessages send if I come out of the app. I believe they send also if the phone is locked. I've never noticed that they weren't being sent.
    jaleelhamid likes this.
    12-26-2013 03:28 PM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Yes, both will send/receive if the phone is locked...it works in the background. The thing is, if you're sending the message, if your network connection is decent, you wouldn't really have time to lock your phone down if you hit send...and we all know receiving them works because we get notifications of such on the lock screen itself.
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    12-26-2013 03:34 PM
  4. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Oh ok that's what I thought guys, but just some iMessages didn't say delivered until I opened that message
    12-26-2013 03:49 PM
  5. dictoresno's Avatar
    depends how bad my service is in the area im in, but it always sends after i lock the screen. if im in a 1X area down in the dungeon at work, sometimes it takes up to a minute to send after i hit the button. ill lock the phone and set it down....a minute later ill hear the "fwoomp" send noise.
    12-27-2013 01:41 AM
  6. dalaen's Avatar
    You can send iMessages through Siri too. Works locked as well!
    12-27-2013 02:32 PM
  7. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Oh ok that's what I thought guys, but just some iMessages didn't say delivered until I opened that message
    Strange.
    12-27-2013 04:12 PM
  8. dalaen's Avatar
    Could happen that the Delivery notice triggers only when you open up the app.
    Though it's almost certain the message is sent out no matter what, even when you're not looking.
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    12-27-2013 04:21 PM
  9. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Could happen that the Delivery notice triggers only when you open up the app.
    Though it's almost certain the message is sent out no matter what, even when you're not looking.
    Thank you that's what has been happening
    12-27-2013 09:55 PM
  10. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I've never had a problem with mine not sending. Is your data connected when idle?


    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    12-28-2013 04:57 AM
  11. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I've never had a problem with mine not sending. Is your data connected when idle?


    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    Yes it's always connected
    12-28-2013 10:41 AM
  12. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    It's still happening! I send a text I get out of of messages and it's in the process of sending and it didn't send until I opened the message again after wondering why the delay in the text and it didn't finish sending :/
    01-07-2014 09:43 AM
  13. kataran's Avatar
    Slide the message over and check the time it was sent and you will know if it sent before you re-entered the app


    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
    01-08-2014 01:00 PM
  14. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    What Kataran said is true but also when you open you are just seeing Delivered but it is there as soon as you send it and it hits it's destination to who you sent it to and the same with read if the other person and you have that feature turned on.
    kataran likes this.
    01-08-2014 01:30 PM
  15. acerace113's Avatar
    Are you sure that the phone is not resending an iMessage as a text message? I've seen that happen before.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S or 5th gen iPod Touch using Tapatalk
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    01-08-2014 02:38 PM
  16. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Are you sure that the phone is not resending an iMessage as a text message? I've seen that happen before.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S or 5th gen iPod Touch using Tapatalk
    Yes sir definitely sure
    01-09-2014 11:38 AM
  17. acerace113's Avatar
    Yes sir definitely sure
    Hmm... The only other thing I can think of is either your network connection is slow at the time you are send it or the person you are sending it to has a slow network connection at the time.


    Sent from my 5th gen iPod touch or iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
    01-09-2014 12:02 PM
  18. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Hmm... The only other thing I can think of is either your network connection is slow at the time you are send it or the person you are sending it to has a slow network connection at the time.


    Sent from my 5th gen iPod touch or iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
    That makes sense!
    01-10-2014 03:10 PM
  19. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    When ever I send a message then lock my phone I hear the " whoop" sound, meaning the message is sent.
    So yes iMessage messages are sent when you lock your phone.
    01-12-2014 03:10 AM

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