How to Possibly Fix iOS 7 iMessage Failures Until Apple Does

Yeah, I usually restart it. Otherwise, I have to send the message as a text.

I believe it did start with iOS 7.0.2.


Do you use iMessage, Apple’s freebie chat client? Did you upgrade to iOS 7, or more specifically, iOS 7.0.2? Are you having to resend messages to get them to go through?

Apple feels your pain, to the extent that it’s acknowledged the problem and issued the following statement:

We are aware of an issue that affects a fraction of a percent of our iMessage users, and we will have a fix available in an upcoming software update. In the meantime, we encourage any users having problems to reference our troubleshooting documents or contact AppleCare to help resolve their issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes impacted users.

It’s not clear what’s causing the error, but initial reports began popping up over the weekend and appear to coincide (though this is just speculation) with the release of iOS 7.0.2, which dropped on Thursday, September 26. If you poke around

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