iMessage not delivered

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by CultHero, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. CultHero macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2007
    not sure what is going on, but whenever my wife and I exchange texts it defers to the "blue text bubble" and I believe gets delivered via iMessage. Not until I check later that I see the "not delivered" message.

    What is going on? At this point, I would rather have iMessage turned off and just use the unlimited text plan I have through ATT.

    I have googled it, but don't think a factory reset or changing of my DNS should be necessary on my part to fix a problem that I never asked for.

    Anyone else having this issue? Is there an "easyish" solution or workaround?

    Beginning to wonder how many texts have not gone out that I have been sending.

  2. H20burycharger macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2011
    I have this issue as well. I haven't figured it out myself either.
  3. gepapaya macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2011
    With all of the other iMessage problems being experienced (look through these forums, especially for iMessages sent to and from unknown iPhones), I've turned off iMessage, and totally rely on the AT&T unlimited messaging that I already had... and need to keep since a lot of messages we send are to devices not on iOS5.
  4. odogf123 macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2011
    If you dont have Internet signal on your phone the imessage will not send,if you have unlimited texts it's easier just to turn off imessage in Settings>Messages
  5. CultHero thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2007
    ok, so I am not alone. Felt kinda dumb not being able to figure it out so I just turned it off.
  6. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2011
    Saint Louis, MO
    mine does this from time to time. i did figure out it was a Verizon issue the days i'm having trouble. I'm able to iMessage all AT&T users just fine (i'm AT&T as well) but when messaging to Verizon it just bombs
  7. white4s macrumors 65816

    Nov 15, 2011
    New Jersey
    happens randomly to me as well. its gone from imessage to message back to imessage in the same convo
  8. JustLeft macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007
    I've sent iMessages to my wife, my phone shows they were delivered, but they never showed read (with read receipts on). They just disappeared. They never showed on her phone. Same thing has happened when she texted me. It is not as reliable as text messaging for me.
  9. Calidude macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
    If you have unlimited texting, turn off iMessage and stick to texting. If you don't have unlimited messaging, get Whatsapp.

  10. shotts56 macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2008
    A huge problem is that if your iPhone has stumbled across a Wi-Fi hotspot but you haven't actually logged into it, your iMessage will show as sent (as your iPhone thinks you are connected to wi-fi) but it won't go anywhere (as you haven't logged into the hotspot). It will however still show as sent on your iPhone.

    This is a huge problem, and I only noticed it when I was sending messages to my wife whilst she was in hospital. She wasn't receiving them when I thought she was, which was a huge issue for us whilst she was ill.

    I have no trust in iMessage because of this, so its turned off.
  11. benboyd5 macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2011

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