iMessage failing a lot lately?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by bbplayer5, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Anyone having issues with iMessage? Multiple conversations today would abruptly stop saying "delivered" and just say nothing. 5 minutes later it would send the messages as texts. I thought maybe it was because they were on Verizon and received a phone call etc, but it has been happening a lot.

    Tonight I tested it with a friend who is on AT&T with full bars while sitting next to me. Lots of the messages failed to send over iMessage, and were instead, sent in the green text bubble.

    Anyone having this issue or know of a way to fix it?
     
  2. paradoxx540 macrumors newbie

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    ok i thought it was just me but most of all my messages are failing and sending as SMS.
     
  3. jatt559 macrumors member

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    Yup I'm having same issue on AT&T. But it's only when I send iMessage to my wife. Even though she is getting the messages right away but on my screen it doesn't say delivered. No issue with messages not being delivered to other iMessage recipients.
     
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  5. SirGadwall macrumors member

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    Having the same issue with some recipients. We are both on AT&T. IPhone 6 running iOS 9.0.2

    Messages don't show delivered and then switch to SMS. Just started a few hours ago.
     
  6. mariusignorello macrumors 6502a

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    Having the issue here, Verizon on iPhone, get same results from iPad also.

    Running 9.1 beta 4 by the way.
     
  7. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    iMessage not working at all for me. I get the blue bubbles and the message says delivered, but nobody ever receives them. They don't auto-send as SMS either because the system thinks they're delivered, so I have to manually resend them as SMS. I could of course switch iMessage off, but I'm hoping that it will fix itself!
     
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    Issues for me since yesterday - found a thread in apple support forums. Tons of people are having the same problem. Something to do with ios 9.0.2 some are saying. Not sure if I'm allowed to post a link to the apple discusion, if not please remove it.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7266139
     
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  12. venividivigor macrumors 6502

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    I just got 9.1, so I think it's a problem server wise. Apparently if you text somebody who doesn't have iOS 9 then it'll say it didn't deliver on your end.
     
  13. Crusoe macrumors regular

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    Yes, I'm having this issue (9.1B4). Presumably server-side if it's affecting multiple iOS versions?
     
  14. mofoliar macrumors regular

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    I had had major issues was sending as my email...also my imessage was in and out with my number(verizon)
     
  15. SirGadwall macrumors member

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    Still having the problem this morning. Verified the offender is still running iOS 8 on his iPad and iPhone.
     
  16. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    Wife had this issue yesterday, too. Was running 9.01 at the time.
     
  17. SharinganOni macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the same issue with iMessage. But in my case, I send message and it doesn't say delivered by my reciepent received it already and 5 min later it day sent as text.

    So pretty much on my end it shows as sent by text but it was actually iMessage

    iPhone 6s running iOS 9.0.2
     
  18. rnj79 macrumors regular

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    Same for me. BUT I am still on iOS 8.3....
     
  19. MacinAppleTosh macrumors member

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    Same issue with 9.0.2 on Verizon. Pretty much no iMessages are going through
     
  20. zephonic macrumors 65816

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    iMessage has been a total disaster for me from the start. Failing to sync, messages showing up only on one device and not on others, messages disappearing, forget about it.

    So I turned it off and am better for it.

    Another thing here in the USA is, that most wireless plans allow unlimited text (sms) but you pay for data traffic.

    iMessage is data, not text, and counts towards your data allotment. So I save some data there by strictly using sms. When you turn cellular data off (because you are close to your monthly limit, for example) iMessages will not be sent/received, and you cannot sent regular texts to people with whom you have previously connected through iMessage.

    And finally, if you were to switch to a non-iPhone, be sure to disable iMessage before you switch. If you don't, anybody with whom you previously connected through iMessage will no longer be able to text with you on your new phone.

    Apple cocked this up pretty bad. It has been two years, and it still isn't much better.
     
  21. AtheistP3ace macrumors 6502a

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    Thought it was me as well but def seeing this. Blarg!
     
  22. SharinganOni macrumors newbie

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    So if its happeningto you on a different ios, i guess it on apple server end. hopefully they fix it soon. my ocd is kicking in
     
  23. zephonic macrumors 65816

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    The problem is definitely not confined to one particular iteration of iOS. I've encountered it on iOS 6/7/8, OSX Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite. There is certainly major issues on the back end.
     
  24. ANDJOE macrumors member

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    I am having the same issue with messages to and from my wife. Not receiving every message on all my devices. Delivery confirmations not always coming up. And at times getting un-downloadable photo notifications to my Watch.
    My conspiracy theories are that it is related Wi-Fi calling being enabled or because I recently listed my wife in my Vcard in the Contacts app.
     

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