iMessage Not Working for Some Users

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    Many iPhone and iPad users appear to be experiencing issues with Apple's iMessage service, which seems to be down for some people. Those who are having problems are unable to send iMessages and are instead being forced to communicate via standard green bubble text messages.

    According to user reports on Twitter, the problem started for some users last night. Not all iPhone and iPad owners are affected by the issue, but based on reports we're hearing, a decent number of people are having trouble with iMessage.

    Apple's System Status page is not currently reporting a service outage, so it's not clear what's going on or when the problem will be fixed. We'll update this post with any new information we receive.

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  2. Sefstah macrumors 6502

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    I was hoping to read "iMessage now available on all platforms!"
     
  3. LordQ macrumors 68040

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    An iMessage app for Android can't come soon enough! I hate WhatsApp ):
     
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  5. SteveJobs2.0 macrumors 6502a

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    Engineers will get working on this issue right away... as long as it affects the use of Emoooooji. :eek:
     
  6. nojkepop macrumors newbie

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    If it happens to you all that is needed is to go into Settings > iMessage > Send & Receive > Use Apple ID for iMessage and sign in.
     
  7. macduke macrumors 604

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    Somebody in that keyboard thread told me they're upgrading to animated emoji next. So that is definitely what is happening right now. /s
     
  8. critter13 macrumors 6502

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    :eek: green bubble text messages?! the horror :eek:
     
  9. AronDraws macrumors regular

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    Oh my gosh I thought I was going nuts-- glad to hear it's not just me!
     
  10. IG88 macrumors member

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    I noticed late last night on my Mac that I had been booted out of the Messages app sign in. I had to log back into it with my iCloud username / password.
     
  11. Cineplex macrumors 6502a

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  12. tito2020 macrumors 6502a

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    just call the person
     
  13. jclo Editor

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    Don't pretend you're not bothered by the green bubbles like the rest of us! You're not fooling anyone. :p
     
  14. Cineplex macrumors 6502a

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    Use the iPhone as a telephone....are you mad?
     
  15. robjulo macrumors 6502a

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    I'd be shocked if that happened. My guess is iMessage is one big reason many people stick with iOS. Google did a terrible job at making and marketing anything similar. Even their latest incarnation uses some strange workaround for SMS.


     
  16. gijoeinla macrumors 6502

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    I'd love to know the sheer utter volume of texts sent yesterday Valentines Day especially using the balloons and hearts etc on iMessage. Usage must have been off the fing charts bc everyone I know with iPhones used AND overused iMessage all day and night yesterday
     
  17. Relentless Power macrumors G4

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    Agreed. Green means no go.
     
  18. blcamp macrumors member

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    A thinner-running service, using less bandwidth, means it's improved!
     
  19. macTW macrumors 6502a

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    A gross exaggeration, especially compared to the title. Many implies 20-50% or more, not 1-2%...
     
  20. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    ugh! the standard green bubble, how degrading.
     
  21. logicstudiouser macrumors 6502

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    Most of the time a laconic text message/email is way more appropriate. You are interrupting the flow of my day with your call. I think calls are OK only between very close people and in emergencies...
     
  23. jdclifford macrumors regular

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    "Sorry we are currently closed for innovation"
     
  24. Goatllama macrumors 6502a

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    iMessage goes down every now and then (sometimes it seems like a fairly frequent occurance), I just wish there was a clear explanation as to why.
     
  25. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    1% of half a billion iMessage users is quite a lot!
     

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