Text Messages "Not delivered"

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  1. penajmz macrumors 68030

    penajmz

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    Since I got the iPhone 7 Plus, I've been having issues with text messages. iMessage work just fine but for people without iPhones I get the not delivered error.

    I restart the phone and it works but then starts happening again.

    Help?
     
  2. Jal217 macrumors regular

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    It sounds like a carrier problem. How are phone calls working?
     
  3. penajmz thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Phone calls work just fine. Data works just fine, it's just the messages.
     
  4. Jal217 macrumors regular

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    And they are sending as texts not iMessages correct?

    I'd try turning off wifi and data and seeing if they send. If they do it's likely an iMessage issue. If they still don't send I think it's a carrier issue.
     
  5. penajmz thread starter macrumors 68030

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    In this case is for non iMessage recipients. All my iMessages are going through fine.
     
  6. Jal217 macrumors regular

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    I understand that, but sometimes the messages app has the issue that it tries to send iMessages to non iMessage recipients and then they fail.
    Instead of turning off wifi and data, If you go into settings and turn off iMessage completely then try to send those people messages, that will help you narrow down where the problem is coming from. If it still doesn't work then you know it's not an iMessage issue.
     
  7. penajmz thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ah, I see now. Just tried that and still didn't work. :(
     
  8. Jal217 macrumors regular

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    That's good, sometimes iMessage issues are the hardest to solve.

    Simple solution. Have you tried a hard restart rather than a regular power off power on?

    Another thing I would try after that is taking out the sim, giving it a few minutes, then put it back in. This can kind of kickstart the connection to your carrier.
     
  9. penajmz thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I did a hard restart. It worked for a while then stopped.

    I just did a reset of network settings and it's working. I'll see if it stays that way.
     
  10. sammiet macrumors newbie

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    I am having this problem with iOS 10 too. I have AT&T.

    Try going into settings, cellular, cellular data options and select data only under "enable LTE".

    I am able to send & receive texts no problem when I'm at home, but must be something with AT&T towers where I work because it's only a problem at work!
     

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