Some Apple iPhone owners complaining of problems with iMessage since iOS 7 update

Some Apple iPhone owners complaining of problems with iMessage since iOS 7 update
There are members of Apple's Support Communities complaining that since the update to iOS 7, they have been having problems with iMessage. Some of the complaints include messages that are not being sent, and messages not being received. The problem doesn't appear to be with Apple's servers because the messages are supposed to be sent as SMS texts in that scenario, which is not the case. The bottom line is that messages are not getting to their destinations.

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

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43 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Whatever happened to things just working? iOS 7 got rushed out the door, maybe?

2. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 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: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

List of bugs on iOS 7:http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1644922 Another bug list, another example that iOS 7 was rushed:http://thedroideffect.com/apple-ios7-is-a-mess/

31. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 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: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I don't care if he is a fanboy or not while he talks facts. :)

43. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6Cgtzg70X8 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 unregistered

I find it ironic an android website is listing iOS 7 bugs.

39. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

As if all the apple forums sites don't have users listing them back to back!

37. androidrockzz

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 04, 2012

innovation!

9. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

I haven't experience a single issue with iOS7 or 7.0.2.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You vs. the world. iOS 7 was rushed. Period.

12. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 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: Aug 28, 2013

Defensive? When it sounded like you were on the attack.

19. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 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: Aug 28, 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: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 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: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Just using the same reasoning you have about iOS "lag."

35. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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?

33. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Me either.

3. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

It's just doesn't work

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Don't complain, otherwise you have to pay extra $$$ for that.

5. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 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 7.99.99.99999 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: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You showing your love for Apple with a comment like yours. :')

7. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 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-la​g-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-li​fe-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: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 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: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Don't blame them, majority of Apple users know nothing about the tech. :)

22. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

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