Apple confirms iMessage issue, says fix in the works

There’s a reported fix that works for some, though not 100%:

AppleInsider reported on Monday that a simple procedure has successfully eliminated the bug for many users:

• Disable iMessage in Settings -> Messages

• Reset the iPhone’s Network Settings under Settings -> General -> Reset

• Reenable iMessage.

While the method worked, and continues to work, for most iPhone owners afflicted with the iMessage bug, some have reported that the message failures reappeared after a few hours, forcing them to repeat the steps above.

There’s conjecture that the upcoming 7.03 update will contain this fix. Let’s hope so.

  • I must be extremely unlucky then, because when I attempt to reenable iMessage, activation fails causing me to have to restart my phone before it works again. iPhone 5, 16GB, iOS 7.0.2.

  • tylernol

    based on how much has changed in iOS7, I would expect Apple to be quite busy issuing patches for bugs such as this for the next few weeks.

  • Phred

    iMessage must default to on, or something. I did not turn it on. I owned an iPad, then an iPhone for years. Never once did I notice the blue vs green bubble thing. As far as I know, I have never used iMessage, but I could be wrong.

    Anyway, I “discovered” it when I read about it in the press.

    It seems like more trouble than it is worth. I turned it off on all my devices.