iMessage Not Working on iPhone? The Fix!

You appear here to show that you are having trouble sending or receiving iMessage messages using your iPhone, iPad or Mac, right? You find that the message you sent using iMessage appears as a green bubble instead of a blue bubble.

In this article, I will introduce you to several reasons why iMessage can’t work, and provide four simple solutions to help you resume iMessage. Please read carefully to find out how to fix iMessage not working on iPhone.

The Difference Between Blue Bubbles and Green Bubbles

The blue bubble is the display state of iMessage when it is running normally. It is automatically sent via Apple’s server, provided you need to connect to the network (Wi-Fi or cellular data). iMessage messages are not counted in the monthly data plan, but it can only be used between iOS users.

The green bubble is the display status of the SMS text message sent by your mobile data provider (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, etc.). The SMS message will be counted in the monthly data plan, and the message sent by the iOS user to the Android user is the SMS message.

Part 1. Connect to Enough Data Networks

Part 2. Turn Off/On iMessage and Devices

Part 3. Check the Time Zone Setting Problem

Part 4. Update iOS to the Latest Version

Part 1. Connect to Enough Data Networks

You know that the necessary condition for iMessage to work well is to be able to connect to a good network. So the first time, when your iMessages disappeared and not working, you need to confirm is whether you are in a good network environment.

Check: Use Safari to browse the web to see if you can successfully access the network. If you can’t successfully browse any of the pages, that’s fine, that’s the problem.

Solution

  • Reconnect to the network with flight mode: Turn on airplane mode, wait 1-2 minutes, turn off airplane mode.
  • Consider the contract data traffic reaching the upper limit and contact the network provider for inspection.
  • Switch to a Wi-Fi network with a strong signal.
  • Reset network settings (will lose your saved Wi-Fi password and network settings): Settings > General > Reset > Reset network settings.

If iMessage not work, it’s not caused by network problems, please follow the steps below to restart iMessage and iPhone.

Part 2. Turn Off/On iMessage and Devices

When iPhone iMessages not working, most people’s first solution is to restart it like this. Often, doing so effectively restores the application to normal. If you have already done this, but it still does not return to normal, then please look through other solutions.

Solution

  1. Go to Settings > Message and tap the button next to iMessage to close it.
  2. Press and hold the iPhone’s power button and slide it to close it.
  3. Wait 1-2 minutes.
  4. Press and hold the power button to start the iPhone.
  5. Go to Settings > Message and tap the button next to iMessage to open it.

imessage not working

Restart did not solve the problem? It doesn’t matter, there is another way to give it a try.

Part 3. Check the Time Zone Setting Problem

Some users reported that iMessage won’t work when they don’t set the time zone to auto update on the iPhone. I haven’t found a reason for this issue yet. According to Google’s search results, this may be related to carrier settings. How to turn iMessage back on?

Solution

  1. Go to Settings Apps > General > Date & Time.
  2. Find the time zone setting and start the automatic update time zone.

This method sounds a bit strange, right? But if you don’t find other more effective solutions, you may wish to give it a try.

Part 4. Update iOS to the Latest Version

If you have just updated an iOS version, your iMessage wont send properly, which means that the new version of iOS has an error. Usually, Apple will release the next iOS version as soon as possible to fix the problem, all you need to do is update iOS again.

Solution

  1. Go to Settings > General > Software Updates. If the new version has been released, you can see the prompt.
  2. If you are unable to update your iOS version on your device, please do so with iTunes.

Is iMessage normal? If not, you may need to contact Apple to provide you with a professional repair solution.

Make a Conclusion

The above describes four ways to solve the problem that iMessage not sending. If you encounter any problems during the process of using the above methods, please leave a message in the message area below.

In addition, I am keen on researching iOS system fixes. I welcome you and me to discuss other issues related to iOS. Looking forward to your message. Have a nice day!

Deepak Gupta

Deepak Gupta is a Freelancer. He does freelancing related to Ebook Conversion, SEO, SEO Copy writing, Guest Blog Posts, and much more. He can be contacted at http://www.fiverr.com/weformat

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