iMessage effects won't work iPhone 7

Brandonjr36

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Sep 12, 2016
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Joplin
Hey guys my iMessage effects will not work. The reduced motion is turned off. I reset all the settings and everything and it still will not work. Anyone know of a fix? It's running on iOS 10.0.2 thanks guys
 

lordofthereef

macrumors G5
Nov 29, 2011
12,869
3,407
Boston, MA
This happened to NYC wife's phone. She didn't actively do anything and all the sudden it worked. Sorry I'm not much more help. She was really happy to have confetti lol.
 

bigscotal

macrumors 6502
Jun 26, 2008
356
71
UK
Had problems with this too. The following helped for me:

Force quit the iMessage app (double click home button & swipe up)

Sign out of iMessage (Settings - Messages - Toggle iMessage off)

Hard reset the phone (Note that it's simultaneously hold the on/off button and volume down button for a 7/7+ until it shuts off)

Restart the phone, turn iMessages back on and try again.
 
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PHR

macrumors newbie
Aug 12, 2010
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Make sure you use the default keyboard too. I was using my Swype keyboard and I couldn't send the balloons, fireworks, etc within iMessage. Once I changed to the default keyboard, I was able to press and hold onto the send button and those options appeared.