Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 1:49 PM (in response to BraulioLobo)
I am having similar problems with my friend on iMessage. Messages can be delayed up to an hour even though the delivered time shows the time when I should have received it!! I have checked my settings & will get them to do the same but I don't really understand! We are on the same mobile network as well.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2011 2:06 AM (in response to BraulioLobo)
Had same issue tonight for the first time. My wife sent me two iMessages to me from her iPhone 3GS with iOS5 to my iPhone 4S and I didn't receive either message. Did a test later and it worked fine.
Any ideas apart from turning off iMessage?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2011 11:25 AM (in response to BraulioLobo)
Having the same issues. Wife just bought the new 4S and I have a 4 running iOS5. When I send her iMessages they get lost. It's happened once to another friend, but about 70% fail rate with my wife.
No issues with anyone else, at least none reported.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2011 7:03 AM (in response to BraulioLobo)
I'm having the same problem with my 4S. Last night my son was out and about with his iPhone4. He had no WiFi connection. He used Message to send me some texts, as he often does. But they weren't sent as SMS messages over the reliable GSM network. They were sent as iMessages, and never arrived.
This morning, he texted me again, wondering why I hadn't replied to his messages last night. Things worked fine this morning.
He didn't notice if the messages sent last night were marked as 'delivered', but he does remember the blue background.
It would appear that Apple's iMessage infrastructure is buggy and unreliable.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2011 1:26 PM (in response to BraulioLobo)
Same problem. iMessages to my girlfriend's iPhone 4 from my iPhone 4s are marked as delivered but she never receives them.
Makes me wonder what the delivery receipt even means. Is it delivery to a server or the phone?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2011 1:51 PM (in response to JTWall)
More strangeness. As per a suggestion elsewhere, I went into Settings to disable then re-enable iMessage.
When I opened the Settings page, iMessage was turned on, but the screen only listed the various options for SMS/MMS: MMS on/off, Show Subject Field and Character Count. I wish I had taken a screen shot to document the partial set of settings.
I turned iMessage off, then back on. I had to re-enter my AppleID password in order to authenticate with the iMessage server again. As if by magic (through in reality, due to poor programming and software bugs), the full iMessage settings page appeared, including Send Read Receipts, Send as SMS, Receive At, etc.
Others having problems with iMess should open the Settings page and check to see if the full complement of options are displayed. If you don't see the options to Send as SMS, Receive at, etc, try toggling the ON/OFF switch and see if that restores proper iMess functionality.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2011 8:00 PM (in response to BraulioLobo)
u know guys after i updated to IOS 5.0.1 the issue seems be have been fixed more or less for good, but i also did was, delete the contact, wait till it deletes from icloud then re add. try it and let us know if it works for ya as well
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2011 7:39 AM (in response to BraulioLobo)
I had the same problem yesterday & it just lost me 3 days work so obviously if this isn't fixed soon I'll ditch my iPhone 4s in a heartbeat - Apple simply have to get the BASICS right before they start messing around with gimmicks like Siri - it has to be a reliable phone and messaging device or else it's a pointless toy.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2011 2:02 AM (in response to BraulioLobo)
I am having the same issue.
iMessage works 80% of the time... but always says that the messages have been delivered, always! Which makes the whole experience unreliable... I never actually know whether someone has received my text or not. It's happened loads of times already - any suggestions? this never happens on whatsapp.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2011 3:50 PM (in response to BraulioLobo)
I had the exact same problem! I wasn't receiving imessages from random iphone users (some I WAS receiving). Seemed to all be from people with the newest version of the iphone. I had to wipe my phone back to factory settings and reinstall iphone software and that seems to have fixed the problem. But in the meantime, I missed a lot of important texts, and its so annoying!!!