Some Apple iPhone owners complaining of problems with iMessage since iOS 7 update
The number of posts related to the problem have increased since the September 18th launch of the latest iOS build. The complaints picked up after iOS 7.0.2 went out last week. A solution has been posted in the Apple Support Communities forum. First, disable iMessage in Settings > Messages. Next, reset networking settings in Settings > General > Reset. Finally, re-enable iMessage in Settings > Messages. The only downside is that your iPhone will forget previously entered Wi-Fi passwords.
Some say that turning off their iOS device for a few minutes and then turning it back on is doing the trick, although others say that this simple fix is not working for them. Apple has had some problems since launching iOS 7. The first update, iOS 7.0.1, fixed a problem that the Apple iPhone 5s was having with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor while iOS 7.0.2 repaired a bug that allowed people to make a phone call to anywhere on an iOS 7 powered iPhone protected by the lock screen. The update also repaired a bug that allowed strangers to disarm a locked down iPhone and enter the user's Camera Roll. Pictures could then be edited, deleted or shared with social networks.
source: MacRumors via AppleInsider
1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Whatever happened to things just working? iOS 7 got rushed out the door, maybe?
2. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
They were in Beta for a while so that should have been caught but they've come out with patches insanely quick with IOS 7. Hopefully IOS users get a quick fix with this as well.
8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
List of bugs on iOS 7:
Another bug list, another example that iOS 7 was rushed:
31. promise7 (Posts: 347; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
Armando is a huge android fanboy. I used to follow his YouTube channel. I can see why you use him as a source, which is ironic since your avatar states what you believe your not actually one of.
34. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I don't care if he is a fanboy or not while he talks facts. :)
43. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3945; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Chris Pirillo, a very big fan of Apple (tech overall really), even feels like iOS 7 was rushed. He lists all the bugs, inconsistencies, and design flaws in iOS 7 in the description.
36. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3317; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
I find it ironic an android website is listing iOS 7 bugs.
39. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
As if all the apple forums sites don't have users listing them back to back!
9. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
I haven't experience a single issue with iOS7 or 7.0.2.
10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7711; Member since: 14 May 2012)
You vs. the world.
iOS 7 was rushed. Period.
12. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
Not anywhere did I say no one else is experiencing issues or that I thought it wasn't rushed. I was just making a simple statement that I personally haven't experienced any issues with iOS7. Sheesh, you Android people get defensive so quick!
17. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
Defensive? When it sounded like you were on the attack.
19. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
How did that in any way sound like an attack?..
And before all the hate starts I am an Android user.
40. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
Because he said someone was getting defensive after no one started anything. You can attack without inflicting damage. His comment was more like a warning shot.
28. promise7 (Posts: 347; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
I use both iPhone and Android and haven't had any problems with texts, browsing, calls, gaming, videos, or lag when using my iPhone. Some ppl just like to read a headline and happily wish it's the end for Apple because they have nothing else to do or that's worthwhile. It's pretty sad.
29. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"I use both iPhone and Android and haven't had any problems with texts, browsing, calls, gaming, videos, or lag when using my iPhone."
And that somehow proves that all these talks about iOS 7 problems is a lie just because you don't have such problems, right?
32. promise7 (Posts: 347; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
Just using the same reasoning you have about iOS "lag."
35. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
About what reasoning you are talking about? You want say that all people who says that after updating to iOS 7 they're phones started to lag are liars?
4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2466; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Don't complain, otherwise you have to pay extra $$$ for that.
5. ScottSchneider (Posts: 313; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
Beta Beta Beta Beta Beta Beta Beta Beta Beta.... iOS 7 beta... iOS 7.0.1 beta...iOS 7.0.2 beta... Probably iOS 22.214.171.124999 will be stable... Lock screen bypass, Finger print scanner hacked, iMaps Fiasco, Now iMessage... WTH... What else is not in the list...
6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7711; Member since: 14 May 2012)
You showing your love for Apple with a comment like yours. :')
7. Landmarkcm (Posts: 419; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
Well im a newbie. Never really thought id become an isheeep lol. (had briefly tried the 4s when it came out. Was on Sprint @ the time so that didn't make the experience very good) Anyway no problems here on my 5C knock on wood. Imessage is one of the many great things that makes iphone so nice that im loving :)
11. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Wait wait, what is it i hear? iOS now has bugs?
Oh wait a second - I can't believe it - am I hearing this correctly?! iOS now HAS LAG? ("http://forums.imore.com/iphone-5/262244-ios-7-lag-iphone-5-a.html)
OH wait it gets worse - iOS users now have to MANUALLY CLOSE ACTIVE APPS? (http://www.redmondpie.com/top-28-ios-7-battery-life-saving-tips-guide/)
For those not in the know - for YEARS all the apple fans claimed that iOS is lag-free, that it has no major bugs and that unlike "crapdroid" - you don't have to manage running apps.
I wonder what do they have to say now when their precious OS has turned into what they perceived to be Android back in 2010 and 2011. Except Android doesn't lag and doesn't have any major bugs lol.
13. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
It depends on what you do on your phone. I only use my IP4S for call, text and web browser (no games or any of that stuff) and don't experience any lag at all.
14. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Ah but the thing is all the iFans claimed that it's impossible for iOS to lag no matter what.
Karma's a b!tch, isn't it? :)
16. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Don't blame them, majority of Apple users know nothing about the tech. :)
22. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
You can throw out as many benchmarks and tests that show 'how much better Android is' but when it comes down to is, Apple users simply just don't care. They want a phone that feels nice, is simple, and works. You think a majority of Apple users care about an open OS or widgets? Does it make you feel better telling yourself you know more about tech than Apple users? We're all laughing at how worked up you get when anything positive is said about Apple because to us, it just doesn't matter! I have my preference and you have yours - that's your right as it is mine.
23. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
No problem, you just approved my statement. :)
24. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Of course Apple users don't care. Now. But merely a year ago they were bashing android left and right for the very same issues which now exist on their OS. That's my point.
Btw regarding the "feels nice" thing - about 50% of iOS users hate the new look. So iOS can't be described no more as aesthetically pleasing as well.
25. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
50%? Source? I'm quite keen of iOS7 and so is everyone else I know that got it.
27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5471; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
38. ecmedic4 (Posts: 196; Member since: 02 May 2013)
Funny that i read through those 3 articles you posted and no where did i see that 50% of iOS users hate the new look. I love how some Apple haters pull crap from their rear ends and try to pass it off as fact. I enjoy the new iOS 7 and have had no issues on my iPhone 5. Next time i suggest finding proof before you troll, instead of making numbers up.
15. Landmarkcm (Posts: 419; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
Lol gotta love it. You still cant compare the two. And no im not a fanboy have used them all including WP & BB & webOs which was my fave, See my above post im new to iphone. It is much easier, smoother, & more lag free still then Android. The only real benefit I really see with Android now is for people who really like to customize there device. I know people who choose Android for that simple fact which is fine & why we have choice right :)
18. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
Yes lmao apple fanboy karma is in full effect. Ifan death threats
They all had this coming and the honest ifans have to take the heat lol. Saying ios was perfect all these years has brought them this mess of ios7. It's like the rich jerk who eventually goes broke working for the people he stepped on. Lol wasn't it last week a user on here denied in typical ifan fashion that everything just works? Lol and read this articlehttp://www.extremetech.com/mob
41. Landmarkcm (Posts: 419; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
Haha I don't see it as being a "mess" though . I don't have much other to compare it to though ios wise. As I stated im a pretty new iphone fan. I am def liking it better then android though & the battery lasting longer then any droid ive had is one of the many pluses. To each there own right. Like I said Android is more customizable but ill take the ease of use & other pluses ive found overall. I will not miss that force close message lol. Although it wasn't as bad on the newer Androids but anyway its peace out for me & I guess im now in the iphone cult haha. I def get the hype now in other words. I also prefer the new plastic 5C over the metal :)
21. oOps.. (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Jul 2013)
How about Battery? Where's battery drain issue on IOS7 in PA article? I didn't find in here!
gsmarena blog makes article about it!
42. Landmarkcm (Posts: 419; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
Im finding the opposite. Best battery life ever. At least on my new 5C.. Guess people will always find something wrong. I have had ALOT of devices on every OS too.
30. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
Ios7 may or may not have been rushed, but not all of the fault is apple's. The blame is also to go to all those who tested. I have also seen many people installing ios7 just for the purpose of enjoying new looks and features and not really for testing purposes; if all of it had been tested more thoroughly by developers ios7 wouldn't be a mess as everyone says