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BigDave1313 Level 1 (0 points)

I have an iPhone4 can anyone tell me why its not working it worked at like 7-9 this morning and stopped around like 11 on August,24,2012

 

I've tried reseting my phone and signing out and into iMessage its just not working for me it keeps doing the sending failed I can send pics via text though.


iPhone 4, iOS 5.1.1
  • Anthony Tomasino Level 2 (360 points)

    If this happens while you're on Wifi, try turning off Wifi. Sometimes I have trouble with iMessage because my internet is acting up.

  • BigDave1313 Level 1 (0 points)

    I will try this! I wasn't on wifi earlier and it was happening but wifi was on just not connected I was out and about.

     

    (edit) I just tried off wifi and the bar white bar get like 95% of the way stays like that for 5 minutes and says can't be delivered.

  • Anthony Tomasino Level 2 (360 points)

    You may have randomly connected to an access point while not being aware of it, causing the issue. Remember that it could be on the recipient's end too, try sending it to somebody else with iMessage that you know works fine. Remember that iMessage isn't a text, it's Apple's personal messaging software that just uses the internet. If you google there are several people that have issues like this now and then, sometimes I have failed pictures too. It doesn't automatically mean something is wrong with your phone. If you have a family member at home with you that has an iPhone try sending a picture to them so you can immediately diagnose any issues (because their phone is right there).

  • BigDave1313 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've tried with about 11 different friends all have iPhones I've had them send me pics and it works for them to me it just won't let me send out.

  • AnaMusic Level 9 (57,110 points)

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  • Anthony Tomasino Level 2 (360 points)

    Because you say it stops at specific times I really think it has something to do with networks you are joining and disconnecting from. Disable your wifi entirely and see how it works.

  • BigDave1313 Level 1 (0 points)

    wifi is completley off I tried restarting my phone I think it has to do with mountain line that apple launched today idk.

  • WwRGSwW1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same issue.  It works sometimes on AT&T. Never on wifi.  Tried multiple DNs servers. 

  • Anthony Tomasino Level 2 (360 points)

    Mountain Lion wouldn't change anything on your phone. If your phone is jailbroken I don't expect you to discuss it on here, but there are several problems with some third-party jailbreak software. This is what I would do to easily find out if it's software-based.

     

    1. Plug in to iTunes and let it perform a complete backup.

    2. Restore your phone to factory defaults.

    3. Set it up as a new phone so you can make phone calls, but do NOT sync or restore any of your apps/data

    4. Unplug the phone from your computer. Make sure you set it up with your Apple ID if it isn't already.

    5. Try to send a picture with iMessage.

     

    Let me know if it works. Remember, all of your stuff is backed up and once you restore the backup your phone will be EXACTLY how it was, even stuff like your texts. So don't worry about losing anything. It just takes a bit of time.

  • Anthony Tomasino Level 2 (360 points)

    WwRGSwW1 wrote:

     

    I'm having the same issue.  It works sometimes on AT&T. Never on wifi.  Tried multiple DNs servers. 

     

    If you've been messing with network and DNS settings I would reset all of your network settings to the factory defaults. That can *definitely* cause an issue if not done properly. I have AT&T and never have issues unless it's a wifi problem.

  • BigDave1313 Level 1 (0 points)

    I would not jail break my device haha but I bet it was an app I downloaded from the store it probably was crap i'll try and restore and let you know!

  • BigDave1313 Level 1 (0 points)

    I setup as a new iphone and it still didn't work.

  • Anthony Tomasino Level 2 (360 points)

    When you say set up as a new phone, there was absolutely nothing on it? Could you still make phone calls?

     

    Did a regular iMessage work, ie, just a text? With the blue bubble instead of a green?

  • BigDave1313 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yea blue bubble I didn't try to call anyone its to early but I think a server must be down because this is the first time if not i'll live I guess I'll take it to verizon and get them to fix it.

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