iMessage is a free messaging service that allows Mac, diPhone, diPad or diPod Touch users to send messages via cellular data or Wi-Fi.
Distinguishing an iMessage from an SMS is quite simple since the iMessage appears in a blue bubble while the sms appears in a green bubble.
In this article, we present the problems you are likely to encounter with iMessages and our tips for solving them.
1. Your iMessage is not sending
Note that iMessages can only be seen between users of iOS devices (Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch). If your correspondent has an Android and a Mac, with iMessage activated, then he will receive liMessage on his Apple computer and not on his smartphone.
Are you sure your friend has an iPhone yet your iMessage has not been distributed? Either he did not activate iMessage (Rglages posts iMessage), or it recently moved to Android.
2. DiMessage server status
If you think that the diMessage server is no longer working, then go to the Apple system status page. This indicates, in real time, the status of each Apple service (iTunes, iCloud, FaceTime). When a failure is detected, Apple reports it and takes care of correcting it.
You can also go to the Down Detector page. Just enter the name of the service, in this case iMessage, then a graph is generated automatically. It indicates all the messaging faults observed in the last 24 hours.
3. The state of your internet connection
To use iMessage, you need a good internet connection (3G, 4G or Wi-Fi). So you need to check the status of your network.
Activate and deactivate Airplane mode, then observe the reception signal.
Also, make sure you don't have all your cellular data then, if this is the case, connect a surrounding Wi-Fi hotspot (Rglages Wireless).
If you?re not narrating to join a wireless network, then reset your settings, Rglages General RRESET Reset network settings.
If the problem persists then send an sms. To do this, keep your finger pressed on your iMessage and select the option Send by SMS or MMS.
4. IMessage configuration
Make sure iMessage is set up correctly. For this, go to Rglages posts, iMessage must be activated.
In option Sending and receiving, make sure the correct phone number and email address are entered.
We suggest that you deactivate and reactivate your addresses and numbers, this way you can determine if iMessage works better with one or the other.
5. The Messages app
We also suggest that you close the Messages application and relaunch it.
Press the Home button twice and swipe the application window to the top of your screen. Then open it again.
If you have an iPhone X or more then swipe the home screen to access the window of your application
If the Messages application does not respond, then we recommend that you reset it. To do this, go to Rglages posts and turn it off. Then turn off Sending and receiving and sign out of your Apple account.
present, turn off your iPhone by holding down the button Market, until the phone restarts.
After this reset, see if the Messages app is working properly, re-enable iMessages and sign in to your Apple account again.
6. Delete messages
Think of making room on your iPhone by erasing SMS and MMS. These can slow down the Messages app.
To delete them:
- Choose your conversation
- Tap the message
- Slectionnez Remove
Note that it is possible to configure your iPhone so that it automatically deletes your messages. For it :
- Go to posts
- Slectionnez Keep messagess
- Choose the option 30 days
In addition, lowering the quality of images and photos also frees up storage space and broadens the Message application. See you in Rglages posts, then deactivate the option Lower image quality.
7. IOS update
To fix some bugs and improve the performance of your iOS devices, it is recommended to update them.
To do this, go to Rglages General Software update.
8. Wi-Fi support
If you think the problem is with the Wi-Fi network, we recommend that you reset it. To do this, go to Rglages General RRESET Reset network settings.
Then, turn off the Wi-Fi Assist feature, which automatically switches to your cellular data when the WiFi connection is unstable.
See you in Rglages Cellular data WiFi assistance.
9. The time zone
Some users have managed to use iMessage by activating the automatic time zone setting.
To do the same, go to Rglages General Date and hour.
10. DiMessage visual effects no longer work
Are you trying to send an iMessage containing a visual effect (animation, handwritten note, bubble effect, expression) but it is not transmitted?
Perhaps you have reduced the animations of your iPhone? To reactivate them, go to Rglages accessibility movements Reduce entertainment.
11. Send and receive collective iMessages
If you have problems sending collective messages, probably one of your contacts no longer has iPhone. Thanks to a color code, it is very easy to determine who can be contacted via iMessage. If the name of your correspondent is displayed in blue, it means that they have an iOS device, otherwise their name changes to green. You will therefore have to remove it from your list and send it an SMS.
You no longer receive collective messages? Have you recently left a focus group? To be sure, go to Messages, select the last received group message and reply to it. If you have washed, you will receive an automatic message confirming this.
12. IMessages on your iPhone do not appear on your Mac (vice-versa)
The iMessage application synchronizes on all iOS devices, so all messages sent from your Mac are displayed on your iPhone (iPad or iPod Touch).
However, it may happen that this synchronization is imperfect. This can be from a change of Apple password or your disconnection from the messaging service on one of your devices.
You must therefore double check, on your iPhone or iPad, that the email addresses and phone numbers associated with your iMessage account are correct (Rglages posts Sending and receiving).
On your Mac, open the application posts, click on posts at the top, then on preferences. Then click on Accounts, then check the appropriate addresses.
Finally, restart the Messages app on your iPhone and on your Mac.
13. Your iMessages deleted by mistake
Have you accidentally deleted iMessages or have they disappeared following an update? Try to recover them using your latest iCloud or iTunes backup, or using a third-party application like iMobie. If you are unable to do so, contact your mobile operator.
14. Resetting your iPhone settings
If iMessage remains blocked despite the previous tips, then consider completely resetting your iPhone.
See you in Rglages General then press Reset of all settings.
If the situation is unchanged, then we recommend that you make an appointment at the Genius Bar of an Apple Store. Technicians will be able to help you identify and solve the technical problem you are having.
15. You no longer have a iPhone
If you are thinking of selling your iPhone, do not forget to deactivate iMessage, to log out of your Apple account, and above all to notify your correspondents. Indeed, they could otherwise continue to send you iMessages.
If you are no longer in possession of your iPhone then deactivate the application from the Apple help page for breaking association with iMessage.
Do you want to continue sending and receiving iMessages without an iPhone? this is possible if you are using a Mac, iPad or iPod Touch, your messages will be sent using your iCloud ID.
On your Mac, go to System Preferences iCloud, login your account, then check the box contacts.
On your iPad, you must activate sending and receiving messages (Settings Messages Sending and reception).
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