Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 3:28 AM (in response to denn1svc)
The mesage will only send if you have a sufficient wi-fi or 3g signal, otherwise you ned to send it as a text message. When it fails to send tap the red dot and select send as text message, unless you now have a better 3g signal then tap try again.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 3:41 AM (in response to denn1svc)
i havent had this problem with my iphone or my ipad, i mean, ofcourse there have been the odd occasion when ive been unable to send a message using imessage, but never when ive had wi-fi or 3G, whats your device like at dropping the wifi when your browsing the net? do you have to constantly re-connect?
maybe an antennae problem.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 3:55 AM (in response to denn1svc)
Theres one thing in the past i have noticed, with my ipad, occasionally when i was browsing the net or using facebook app etc it would just stop responding (like id lost my wifi connection) yet my wifi signal strength would say i had 1 or 2 bars still, pages wouldnt load or refresh unless i got up and went closer to my router. this would only happen on my ipad though, not the iphone and was before ios5 so i didnt have imessage.
I never have the problem now though as i moved my router to a more central position in the house. Maybe the device says you have the signal, when really you dont..... this is the impression i got with mine which is why i moved the router.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 5:05 AM (in response to denn1svc)
I notice the same issues with my iPhone and iPad. I hope there will be a fix for it soon. The same type of problem occurs when I am using Safari and am farther away from my router at home; my device continues to try using the wi-fi instead of switching to 3G to optimize the download speed.
Another problem with iMessage: my sister has an iPhone without a data plan and has to turn off iMessage to send texts when she is outside of a wi-fi zone, otherwise it keeps try to send as an "iMessage" instead of a "Text Message" and displays the red dot error that it cannot send. And when I try sending her an iMessage (my iPhone knows she has iOS 5 with iMessage) it shows as delivered, even though she has her iMessage turned off and does not receive it until she turns it back on.
One more thing: The whole iMessage to email address and/or phone number is very lame...please make all iMessages (sent and received to either location) sync between registered devices. It just makes more sense than having 2 conversations open with the same person becasue you iMessage from your iPhone using your phone number then switched to your iPad using your email address..
There are a lot of things to fix/improve with iMessage to make it as good as WhatsApp or BBM...
Get to work, Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2011 5:31 AM (in response to denn1svc)
I have a similar issue,
I can have my iPhone 4 and iPad set up with iMessage and all chats are syncing. Something happens normally after 24 hrs and the iPad will no longer send iMessages (red failed icon). If I disconnect the ipad from my home wifi and connect via iPhone 4 hotspot it will work again. Then I reconnect to home wifi and all is good.
The reverse can also happen with the iPhone not sending iMessage over wifi and I just switch to 3G send the message and switch back.
It's like it is not happy with 2 devices with same apple IDs on the same wifi network. A little off topic but FaceTime behaves in exactly the same way.
I have spent hours googling and spoken with genius bar all to no avail...