i think iMessage is completely unreliable...so I don't use it anymore.ya.... wont send/recieve and it will eventually send it as a text message ... 20 min later.
now its saying waiting for activation.. since I turned it off and then back on.
wow so you have an iPhone and yet don't understand how it works? you don't have to do that to force it send messages on wifi, if theres wifi on it'll go through wifi SIMPLE AS THAT...You have to turn off data over 3g to force iMessage to send via WiFi... (Or just attach a image or video to the message)
Nope.What?? Ive never done that....
I thought if you are connected over wifi - even with 3G on - it sends it via wifi.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4956/apple-ios-5-review/3 said:First off, whats surprising in the case of the iPhone is that iMessage appears to prioritize cellular data for strictly text delivery. When I first configured my MITM, I thought I was doing it wrong, studied my setup, and then turned airplane mode on (to disable cellular) and re-enabled WiFi. After doing this, I then saw APNS working back and forth across my internet connection. After more experimentation, Ive determined that messages prefer cellular, but larger payloads like photos and video go over WLAN. Why the strange dichotomy? Well, cellular networks (at least 3G ones) are generally safer and more trusted than any random WLAN (I was even using WPA2, so this isnt a matter of things being different on public WiFi), so I can understand Apples hesitation to use WiFi by default for fear of someone eventually doing a MITM attack on TLS. That said, its just a bit confusing.
Mine's pretty unreliable, it makes having conversations irritating when it takes forever to send, I usually end up overriding it by sending as a text message instead.i think iMessage is completely unreliable...so I don't use it anymore.
When i used it..it seemed like it worked 50% of the time.
That's not true man. iMessage uses your current connection. If you're over Wifi it won't rely on 3G data.As the article I posted pointed out iMessage prefers 3G. The only time it appears to choose to use WiFi on it's own is when you are sending media along with your message.
I have had my iPhone 4s for 3 weeks now, and I have not had any trouble with IMessges until two days ago. suddenly my messages aren't going through. what's up?Is anyone else experiencing this? My iMessage is down and I confirmed it with 4 friends that has the same issue. Anyone else?