Apple to send out iOS update to fix iMessage bug

Apple to send out iOS update to fix iMessage bug
On Tuesday, we told you that a number of Apple iPhone owners have been experiencing problems with the iMessage application ever since they updated their handset to iOS 7. Messages are not being sent out and some that are sent are not being received in a timely fashion. Some messages are being received hours later, sometimes with a batch of other messages that were sent earlier in the day.

The good news is that Apple is aware of the problem, and says that it affects only a small number, about 10%, of iMessage users. Apple did say that it will fix the problem with an upcoming iOS update. No date was given as to when iPhone users can expect to receive this update. Apple's status board still shows no issues with iMessage even though the Cupertino based tech titan has admitted the problem.

While waiting for the update to come, iPhone users can try to fix the problem by turning their phone off and on, or by going into the settings, turning off iMessage. To do so, go to Settings > Messages. Next, reset networking settings in Settings > General > Reset. Finally, re-enable iMessage in Settings > Messages.


source: WSJ

FEATURED VIDEO

32 Comments

1. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

how about fixing the lag?

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

What lag?

7. phatcow

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

I have the iPad 4 WiFi and I notice lag, also a lot of app crashing. At least compared to my TouchPad on Android (4.2.2). Obviously not a fanboy as I have both. I disabled the paraplex and closed all other apps and still see lag. Switching keyboards, navigating through apps, Siri, and other workflows gives me lag.

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Do a full wipe and only OS install (set it up as a new device). See if it lags in that state, then download some of your free apps and if they make it lag. If any of the above do, then you have a problem. If they don't then you are causing the problem by installing something that is making it lag or something like that.

14. phatcow

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

I am causing the problem? Apps approved by Apple in an ecosystem by Apple and I am the one causing the problem? Sounds like a "You're using it wrong." Lol.

15. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

App crashing??? Wow ... have not had that happen on my iPhone 5 yet.

5. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

What lag? May be you're talking about iPad 2, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. FYI these devices are very old and do not have the CPU + GPU power to run iOS 7. But you can rest assured that Apple will make them atleast a little smoother in the 7.1 update. My iPad 4, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S are running flawlessly.

6. stealthd unregistered

The 4S and iPad 2 are actually okay, since they both have the A5, it's mostly the iPhone 4 with the A4 that's struggling a bit.

16. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

I'm struggling a LOT on my 4S, but the 5 is smooth as butter

9. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Dude i have an ipad 2 and ipad 4. After upgrading to ios7 i experience some lags on both device.. Even the iphone 5 of my office mate got the same experience..and it drains my battery faster than ios 6. I understand on ipad 2 coz as what you said it has an old cpu + gpu power to run ios but on my ipad 4 is un acceptable..hope apple fix this in their next update.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mine too TDK.

29. Yes-Sir

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Mine too TDK.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude I'm loving this, you're a little troll, and desperate for attention. Provide this android bashing links you called me out on please. And keep giving me attention, it's amusing.

2. Dastrix unregistered

Who cares? It's just an apple.

3. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Then why you care to put comment here. It's just an apple.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly...he does.

18. Yes-Sir

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

No he doesn't iBus! I mean iDarkkjedii... And your a big oversized grown man! Use your brain! O I forgot what .... Papasmurf is reading this! He was trolling and was sent away to a vacation! Poor iBus lost the companionship!!! So what about the iFix for the iMaps? So many lost drivers?

24. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

lol.....................

12. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

So 3 fix it updates in how many weeks? I thought Apple products were supposed to "Just work". Maybe they should raise the price of the phone another $100 and pay the Chinese slave children less, and the phones will be better.

26. MIBLegend

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

So what? At least you don't have to wait for months or years to get update or bug fix like most of Android devices. What World are you living in? There is no product in the World has 0 bug.

13. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

So many bugs! I guess iOS really has become Android 1.5

17. ilia1986 unregistered

Ah it's indeed an eye opener for some people to see iOS users complaining about lag, LOL. Fortunately they can always root their iPhones and install a custom rom. Oh wait a second. That's right. They can't. :D

19. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

the crazy thing about it oh fellow ex apple user, is apple will fix all these complaints. and i'm sure you know they will...

20. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Or they will just tell you that you're using it wrong like they have in the past lol

22. ilia1986 unregistered

"But iOS NEVER LAGS LOL!!!!11 Unlike all you crapdroid poor ppl!!" - Taco. 2010 - 2012.

27. Yes-Sir

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

I've seen Taco posting on BGR. And he still is the same how he was years ago. He hates Fandroids!

21. BReND0

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Theres nothing apple can really do about the battery drain. Think about it. The new keyboard is white. The new text backround is bright white. All the menus The tool bars and others are all white. It drains more battery for displays to show white. So you all begged for a refresh. Here it is and you still complain. Try keeping the brightness off and just stay off your phones

23. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Thanks apple for fixing another problem I didn't know existed. They're so nice

28. Yes-Sir

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Really are they? What about the IMAP....? What about the lags on ios7....?

30. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

I don't see any of those problem on MY iPhone thank you

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.