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  • julian206 Level 1 (5 points)

    Ok I had the issues for 4 weeks roughly now, even did a reset of all settings and apps and switched off imessage for 5 days (was on holiday in another country) + disabled imessage on my mac.


    I then "tried" again when I got back from holiday:


    I dont message much and mostly to my fiance and lord and behold things looked like they worked with me sending messages and them being "delivered" but after getting some random "weird" messages from my fiance it turns out that I did not get some of her messages again (I was at home with wifi on) and I eventually got them a day later completely out of sync after many other messages where exchanged.


    I have given up now and iMessage has been off for 2 days... everything works (and text messages are free for us in the UK)


    If apple makes some sort of announcement that they fixed iMessage on their back-end or iOS I will switch it back on again.

  • MarloweParis Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problems here. Current iOS (5.1) and unique Apple ID, but many of my text messages sent as iMessages never arrive at their destination even though they are tagged as "Delivered" ....

  • Jimbok517 Level 1 (0 points)

    This explained my problems with iMessages not being delivered


  • MarloweParis Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. The failed deliveries tagged as "Delivered" in my case have always been sent by my carrier's 3G network (I am rarely on wifi with my iPhone). If I understand that article you linked to correctly, perhaps the recipients I have had problems with getting messages to are using a wifi at teh time my message was sent, tagged as delivered but never arrived, I don't know.

  • BlasterPro Level 1 (0 points)

    Jangla can you check Setting>Messages>Receive At> You can be reached for messages at: here you can see "Phone" make sure this is shown as "Phone" if this is "Error" switch iMessage of and on, this will verify you number (Perhaps ur wifes).

    please let us know if anything changes



  • DscheyH Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem and could solve it right now.

    My wife using also an iPhone 4 like me didn't receive any message from me (neither iMessage not SMS).


    - Switched time zone automatic off/on

    - Switched iMessage off/on again. Verified phone number and e-mail-address


    This Apple Support article was very helpful:


    Hope it will also solve your issue.

  • Lewis.Stu Level 1 (0 points)

    Same basic problem, but it shows itself in two different ways.


    My daughter has been sending me iMessages that show as "delivered" but quite a few never arrive -- some do, some don't. There is no obvious pattern as to which will get through and which won't. We are both using 4S handsets with iOS 5.1, the latest update.


    When it comes to contacting my son, it is even more odd. He has a pay as you go iPhone 3G (again iOS 5.1) so he can receive iMessages when he is in wifi range, but it has to switch to SMS when he is out and about. He sent me a message that came through as an SMS (the green ones), and if I reply to that, it always goes as an SMS without the option of iMessage. Later I got an iMessage from him (a blue one) and if I reply to that, it will always go as an iMessage without the option of sending it as an SMS. The same phone appears twice in my messages list, once for all the iMessages, once for all the SMS messages.


    I've done all the obvious things, reset the phone, switched iMessaging on and off etc, and it hasn't helped. Any ideas greatly appreciated.

  • nekomatic Level 1 (0 points)

    The link posted by Jimbok517 doesn't relate to the problem being discussed here, which is that iMessages can be shown as delivered on the sender's phone when they have not actually been received by the recipient.


    I see that some people have successfully fixed the problem by disabling and re-enabling iMessage, but how can I be sure that someone I'm sending to has done this? I can't, of course, so I've turned it off and will probably never, ever turn it on again.


    I know that one in several thousand SMS messages probably goes astray too, but iMessage ought to be an improvement on this not a step backwards. I'm really, really disappointed in Apple on this one.

  • Bella6531 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same experience, my friend and I kept messaging each other then my dad changed his password (because it Was on my dads apple account) then I changed to mine then we couldn't message each other anymore....

    I really was sad it was so tragic.... I added her and then I messaged her and she said at school she didn't get it...

    I'm not so sure if iMessage is so reliable....

  • harsh_varia Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't think iMessage is very reliable either. I have had cases were it says delivered but not recieved. I've had cases where it has said not delivered but recieved. I hope apple fixes these issues.

  • colinfromlakeview Level 1 (5 points)

    I've had the same issue. A very serious issue in my opinion! I came across an article here



    Suggesting that the beta "iMessage for Mac" is causing problems. I had installed that software on my mac. Found it to be pretty useless and forgot it was there. The article describes how to properly uninstall which I have done. Now I will re-enable iMessage on my IOS devices and see if the problem is solved. Certainly hope so!



  • Prowse Unit Level 1 (0 points)

    We don't have a Mac, so that's not the cause of the issue for us.

    I've disabled iMessage on our iPads, so only our iPhones use messaging services and it has been very reliable. I believe users should only have messaging enabled on a single device (or Application) or issues seem to arise at the moment.  If you have multiple messaging devices on a single account and a message has been marked as delivered on the first of your devices to download the new message, it may be possible that your other devices dont bother to download-a sync issue.

  • We'llberockingthemPeets Level 1 (0 points)

    This is a serious problem, not only does it make me look extremely unprofessional if business messages are not recieved by my clients, but it's also extremely embarrassing having to call or message someone to ask "did you get my message" for personal messages.

  • MarloweParis Level 1 (0 points)

    This is still going on? I switched iMessage off weeks ago and told everyone I knew to do the same - it's totaly unreliable in my experince and in the experience of everyone I've discussed it with.

  • jerryii.jlm Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having this issue also.  My friend sends me a message it comes up as "delivered" to him and my phone never alerts or shows me of its existence until later.  I can see the time stamp (which is typically from two minutes previous to when I got the message).  It happens multiple times and gets very annoying!!

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