Issues with iMessage in iOS 7 Reportedly Resolved with a Temporary Fix
Based on multiple reports on Apple’s Support Communities webpage, iPhone owners who recently upgraded to iOS 7 are experiencing issues with iMessage, though a simple software reset seems to be temporarily resolving the problem. For those of you who are unaware, a number of Apple’s Support Communities users have reported an iMessage bug that is causing messages to go unsent, unreceived or sent as a text on a variety of iPhone models running iOS 7. Others are complaining that iMessages are not being converted to SMS texts as it would be the case if Apple’s servers were down and are simply not being sent.
Some of the threads date back to September 18 when Apple released the latest version of iOS to the public, though posts regarding the issue have become more frequent since last week’s iOS 7.0.2 update.
That being said, many members seem to have discovered a possible solution. Some users are finding success with the following procedure: Disabling iMessage in Settings > Messages, resetting the iPhone’s Network Settings under Settings > General > Reset, then re-enabling iMessage. This method was also reported to be successful by the folks over at MacRumors
Some users are said to be using variations of the method including shutting down the handset for three to five minutes, though this particular technique has seen mixed results.
The supposed iMessage troubles are the latest in a string of minor bugs users have reported following the launch of Apple’s iOS 7 less than two weeks ago. The Cupertino California company has pushed out two updates since, the first being a day-one patch that dealt with the iPhone 5S’ Touch ID sensor and the second being an update that patched a lock screen passcode bypass bug.
Have any of you experienced this issue? If so, did the temporary fix work for you?
Source: Apple Support Communities