iMessage - Fails to send - send as SMS not working

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by commbubba19, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. commbubba19 macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2014
    So since updating my Sprint iPhone 5s to iOS 8, i've been having this random issue with iMessage.

    Randomly when messaging my wife's iPhone, the iMessage will fail to send. However, it will not auto retry as SMS. Even hours later. I have to manually select the message and choose to send it as an SMS message which goes through just fine. Any subsequent iMessage after the SMS message is sent goes through just fine. If my wife sends me an iMessage after my message fails to send all subsequent messages go through just fine.

    My wife does not have this issue with her iPhone. I only have the issue with her iPhone.

    I have gone through Apple support and went through all the troubleshooting steps and yet the problem still occurs. This is quiet frustrating when I need to send a time sensitive message and find out it never went through.

    Any suggestions?
  2. hxlover904 macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2011
    don't have any suggestions but you're not alone. I have the same problem. Randomly iMessage will not send. But only to one person. any attempts at retrying don't even act like they attempt to resend unless i select resend as SMS. after i do that, or get a message from someone, it'll work. toggling iMessage off/on will also get it to work.
  3. Natzoo macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Not sure where i am
    That sometimes happens to me to and i have at&t. I just ignore it and hope it sends, but now it comes once every month.
  4. commbubba19 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2014

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