Since the launch of iOS 7 last month, a number of users have reported issues with the Messages app (including our editor-in-chief). According to complaints posted on Apple Support Communities, several users are facing problems with Messages not properly sending content on various devices.
Others complain that messages are not being sent as text messages, which should happen if Apple servers are down. Some of these issues became worse with the release of iOS 7.0.2 last week (as with our editor-in-chief).
Thankfully, a temporary workaround has been suggested on multiple forums. While turning the device off and then back on may solve the problem for a few, various support community members suggest the following procedure may work better.
- Disable iMessage by going to Settings > Messages and turning it off.
- Reset your network settings by navigating to Settings > General > Reset Network. Note that you will lose your WiFi settings, so make sure you’ve got your passwords handy.
- After resetting, enable iMessage again. Any unsent messages will have a red exclamation mark next to them. If you tap that, you can choose to attempt to send the message again, and it should go (as with our editor-in-chief).
Are you experiencing this iMessage issue? If yes, let us know if the above-mentioned procedure works for you. In case it doesn’t work, it’s better to turn of iMessage until Apple releases a software update to fix the issue.