iMessages aren't sending on Verizon LTE (iOS 9 PB)

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by cjbski, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. cjbski macrumors member


    Feb 18, 2014
    Got iOS 9 public beta the other day. Most things are working really well, but I've noticed trouble sending iMessages while on Verizon LTE. They get stuck at "Sending"

    Have iPhone 6 Plus. Verizon.

    When I'm on wifi, it almost never happens. When on 3G, no issues. When sending as a text message, no issues.

    I've narrowed it down to just when I'm on LTE.

    Anyone else having the same issue or know how to fix?
  2. terps2005 macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Mine has been doing it a bunch too..same deal 6+ on Verizon. I tried resetting network settings and a hard reset but the problem kept happening. I saw on apples support forums that turning off cellular data in settings for a few minutes then turning it back on works. I did that a few hours ago and haven't had any issues yet.
  3. dhy8386 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2008
    Not just iMessages. It's any network connection on Verizon. I usually switch it to 3G which works.
  4. woodynorman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 26, 2011
    Same problem here on both a 6 and 6 plus. I get random "not connected to the internet" messages and can't send imessage or access internet. Toggling cellular data usually fixes it temporarily.
  5. AngusW macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2013
    Thanks goodness it's not just me! Although I did have some trouble sending an iMessage last night while on Wifi. Hopefully they can fix this bug in the next beta.
  6. qisdtech macrumors newbie


    Sep 27, 2012
    Does anyone have an iPad Air 2 with Verizon data? I have not had a hiccup yet on the iPad with LTE data and it's on the public beta of iOS 9. My iPhone 6 on Verizon loses data about once per day and I have to toggle the cellular data to get it working again, as others have observed. Just passing it along
  7. AngusW macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2013
    I haven't noticed it on mine. But truth be told most of the work I do on my iPad is when I'm on the wifi. I'll try and take a look later see what I see.
  8. Seekeroftruth macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2015
    I have not experienced this on my ip6 or air 2 yet.
  9. markyr17 macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2010
  10. DeathBecomesMe macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2014
    I had to go back to 8.4. The Verizon LTE issues were horrific.
  11. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    No issues with TMing or iMessage on a VZW iPhone 6 with a clean install of iOS9 B3. Also no issues while roaming in USCC territory over the weekend.

    I have the lastest Carrier Update for my account profile and latest PRL.
  12. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2013
    Richmond, VA
    This was one of the main reasons why I went back to 8.4. That and the battery life just isn't where I wanted it to be on a beta. Everything else was pretty solid though. Ill probably try again with the second public beta
  13. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
    check for carrier update? report to verizon's iphone department so they can get it fixed with apple (after u get past generic phone reps saying beta this beta that or whatever else)
  14. woodynorman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 26, 2011
    My iPad air 1 on Verizon has the problem also.
  15. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    VZW's carrier updates have nothing to do with Apple's firmwares, never have - they're plan-specific. I have two iPhone 6 handsets on VZW - one has TMing (iOS9 B3, clean install), the other has it blocked (8.4) - and the Carrier profile number on the former is 20.6.10 and the latter is on 20.0, but the PRL is identical at 15379 (My Air is on 20.1 and my iPad 3 is on 20.5.4). All have UL data and are in a Nationwide Family Plan. There's 3 options to "fix" network related issues, 4 if you include this hand-holding...

    The carrier settings are stored on the SIM card, not in Apple's firmwares.

    First, ensure you're enabled for SMS so you'll have a back up option to iMessage. Option 1, log out and back in to iMessage - I did after the iOS 9 install (on one iPhone 6 and my iPad 3) - I have had no problems with iMessage since. Next Option, Log out of iMessage then Reset your Network Settings; after the reboot, re-enable iMessage - this worked for my iPhone after installing B2. Last Option, call VZW Tech Support - not CS, they're generally useless sales persons that can't help at all with this - and asked for a "network reset"; I did this just a few weeks ago when I was having problems connecting to VZW's network after a few days in USCC territory - a new Carrier Update came out the next day, and I didn't have a repeat of my network issues when I made the same trip this weekend.

    I've never had luck with choosing the Settings>General>About option others have reported about.

    Good luck.
  16. The Tos macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
    Buffalo, New York
    I was having this same issues. It was driving me nuts so i switched back to 8.4
  17. studIOS5 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
    Oregon, OH
    I have had this issue, but only after being connect to a wifi environment and then switching off wifi to LTE. It's almost as if the phone doesn't realize there is no longer a wifi network to rely on, but shows LTE anyway. That's why toggling cellar data works, it forces the phone to think 'oh am I really on the network?'
  18. AngusW macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2013

    I did the same thing. Wish I didn't have too but it's a pain in the derriere so I switched back.
  19. kerbero9 macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2008
  20. DJLAXL macrumors 6502


    Jun 3, 2014
    Same issue. Terrible connections on both cellular and wifi. I agree with the switching from WIFI to LTE/3G. This is when I see the issue the most. Airplane On and Off fixes it temporarily until the next switch.
  21. abrahamw88 macrumors member


    Aug 2, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    Same problem on my Verizon iPhone 6+ Beta 3. Usually once or twice a day I lose internet connection for all apps although it shows good LTE signal. Toggling cellular off, wait, then back on usually works temporarily. Hopefully fixed in the next beta.
  22. mknoebel macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2011
    On Verizon (iPhone 6) and also having troubles with messages. Mine is mainly when I am on LTE. On wifi it seems to be OK. A couple of times I have been away from the house - no messages, and as soon as I get home the messages come flooding in.
  23. rneglia macrumors 6502


    Apr 18, 2006
    iOS 9 public beta, iPhone 6, VZW.

    Having all sorts of LTE issues in New York, not just with iMessage.

    Was working fine in Los Angeles.
  24. pesos macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2006
    glad I saw this. upgraded to beta3 while I was in Tokyo the last couple weeks. no issues, but of course wasn't using cellular data - wifi only. got back stateside and had no issues all day Wednesday in Chicago. now in NY and my LTE basically becomes unusable 2-3x a day. Very frustrating.
  25. Belgarath macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2015
    My problems with Verizon LTE in New York were so bad I had to uninstall iOS 9. In Florida for the couple of days I was on iOS 9, I didn't have any problems.

    I did not notice any problems on my iPad Air 2.

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