Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 11:51 AM (in response to Chris CA)
Well that's just what I'm doing--typing in the message box, just like I've been doing for months on my ipad 3', but since "upgrading" from iOS 6.0.0 to iOS 6.0.1, I-messaging is not delivering my messages.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 1:03 PM (in response to SKGaquin)
So you have chosen to not use subject in Imessage in settings and you are getting a red exclamation mark and no delivery. Is that exclamation mark beside the name at top and the name is also highlighted in red?? I tried to replicate and I get this issue when I choose an email address that is NOT an Apple ID. You can only use Imessage between Apple devices with a correct Apple ID (or a phone number on an Iphone)
Have you Imessaged the same identical email address without subject and it was delivered prior to upgradimg to 6.0.1?? I think we need a little more information to help you. I have not upgraded my Ipad 3 to IOS 6.0.1 but it is 6.0 and it works fine--use it often.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 4:41 PM (in response to SKGaquin)
I have the exact same problem with my wifi ipad 2. When I upgraded from IOS 6 to 6.1 my iMessages wont send, they work sometimes but not very often, the send bar goes 3/4 of the way then stops and I get the exclamation mark of doom! I also have an iPhone on the same itunes account also on IOS 6.1.
I have requested apple support call for 12.30 tomorrow. Problems with IOS 6 counts as an exception, so free support. I suggest you do the same, the more people that complain the better, squeeky wheel gets the grease and all that!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 5:04 AM (in response to SKGaquin)
I just spoke to apple, the router has not updated to work with the new software, so I rebooted the router, with the ipad off, put the ipad on again, then renewed lease in the router status page, re established my connection, I had to type in my router password again, and now it works fine.
Hope this helps.
You might have to tell it to forget this network then instruct it to connect to it again?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 12:53 PM (in response to computerman0219)
This is ridiculous. You would think when Apple does its updates to make sure all their apps work. Since I installed the update I cannot even get iMessage to work, as well as a few of my friends and family who also did the new update. Would be nice if Apple could reply to this thread and let us know what the **** is going on!!!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 1:02 PM (in response to Ladywendy)
Service requests and trouble shooting
Then state imessage not responding and they offer you an immediate callback.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 7:15 PM (in response to computerman0219)
I called Apple support and chatted with Eric. Since the 6.0.1 update iMessage stops at about 80% and just hangs.
1. He did want to charge me phone service because my I-Pads are 90 days old. The update 6.0.1 and iMessage not working is not a free pass. Eric said that I could:
1. re-start my router
2. Log out of imessage and then back in.
3. Do a complete restore
When I told him that since the update my iMessage works for about 10 minutes a day he said "oh, it's working" and sounded cheerful :)
I really do not want to restore my ipad but may not have a choice. I have restarted the router, logged off iMessage, reset my apple ID password, re-booted, tuned off my iPhone and iPad. If anyone figures this out please let us know. In the mean time I will not update anything on our 3 iPads. I am thinking Surface but I am sure it has problems too.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 7:26 PM (in response to Kimba7373)
I have never found talking to the help desk of any use. Not only do they not have any link with the engineering side ("use iTunes feedback") since ios 5 and again with ios 6, my contacts have been a total mess. Help desk doesn't seem to know how to recitfy the issues. All stemming from my stupidly joining iCloud.
On buying a new laptop, I suddenly found I had a new email address which uses one of my passwords as the address. How stupid is this? Obviously, I am not intending to use it.
Following this thread, I am glad I have not signed up to iMessage.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 12:41 AM (in response to Kimba7373)
Whenever my iMessages of FaceTime doesn't work on my iPad or iPhone I usually change the DNS server address to 220.127.116.11 and it starts working. These are Google DNS server id's. Don't know the logic but it works.
Go to settings-wifi-network-DNS and just add 18.104.22.168 after whatever DNS server is showing.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 8:46 PM (in response to computerman0219)
Just wanted to let you know that my iMessage and FaceTime did not work on my iPad 3. I tried all the suggested tricks but couldn't get signed in. I went the the apple store at the weekend and the bloke dealing with me had never come across it before. He couldn't fix it so ended up giving me a new iPad and now it works perfectly. If any of you can get to a store might be worth you going in.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 8:42 AM (in response to ujjwalfromnew delhi)
Hi UJ, i have a problem with the activation. i've just recieved my ipad (4th generation) and succesfully transferred everything from my ipad3 throug icloud backup and now it doesnt want to activate my imessage and facetime.
Keep getting username and password is incorrect. app store and icloud is working fine and my apple id is correct. is there something wrong with imessage and facetime????