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Why does iMessage appear to hang when sending out group iMessages?


iMore Question

group messages hang with 'outgoing'
imessage is on
send as sms if i message is unavailable is on
mms messaging is on
send and receive is from my mobile number.
hoping someone can help, thanks :)


Ambassador Team Leader, Senior Moderator
Jan 8, 2012
I don't know, but have you tried going to Settings - General - Reset and then select "Reset Network Settings" or try signing out of iMessage and then signing back in.
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New member
Oct 3, 2014
Thanks for the reply; I have tried both of those options but still no group message option and the text is still 'outgoing' I think I will call telstra perhaps its a network setting. I have had to get on to them about no personal hotspot so perhaps this is a similar thing.