Stock Messages VS second party? The topic is still debatable. One thing which is sure that no customization or modification can be better than the stock. Similarly, we have regular messages app on our phones. Which we can use to communicate with someone through phone numbers even our internet is not working or we don’t have a connection. Reasons like these show us that the Messages app is important. If the messaging app is not working or there is an issue with it then it can cause us trouble. It usually happens with the iOS users when their iMessage app is not working and they got frustrated.
Recentlty i spotted some users on a random question-answer platform. They were complaining about the iMessage app. Due to some issues, they are not able to use the iMessage app, so we picked the question and arranged some remedies. So that in case, if any of our viewers faced the iMessage not working issue they can follow this tutorial.
How to fix the iMessage not working issue?
Here are some remedies that can surely fix the iMessage not working issue.
Perform a Restart
While using an iPhone, force restart can be handy in a lot of situations. It helps you restart your smartphone’s software and bypass all kinds of buggy behavior. But to perform it, you’ll have to perform a little different method. Though, the process of force restart on the iPhone is different for devices with the home button and Face ID.
- Reboot iPhone with a home button
Press & hold the home button and power button until you see the Apple logo.
- Restart iPhone with Face ID
Press the Volume Up and then Volume down button one-by-one. Now keep pressing the power button until you start seeing the Apple logo.
Check Your WiFi or Cellular Network
It can be a case where your iPhone/iPad iMessage app is not responding as it is supposed to. To check if that’s not the case, you need to navigate into your WiFi settings on the iPhone and see if there’s a problem with the connected network. If you are getting a No Internet Connection sign, then it is your network that’s causing trouble.
Deactivate and Activate
It is the most common solution for solving any app any issue. Also, the general solution to rectify the major malfunctions. You should try this one with the iMessage too. Navigate to the settings and deactivate the iMessage location under the iMessage option.
Enable Send as SMS
You already know that iMessage works on internet connection availability. But, you mayn’t know that it can also act a regular message app that uses the SIM card and network recharge to send a message. You need to enable the option of “Send as SMS” from the iMessage settings. After this, your text will automatically be delivered as SMS to the communicatee if an internet connection is unavailable.
Reset Network settings and reboot phone
The final option to rectify the issue is to reset network settings. Don’t worry network settings reset only restore the iPhone to default settings. Your Whole data will remain saved and secure.
- From the home screen, tap on Settings.
- Select General.
- Scroll down and tap on Reset.
- Tap Reset all settings from the given options.
- Enter your passcode if prompted to continue.
- Confirm the action by tapping the option to reset system settings on your iPhone.
These are the possible software solutions that you can attempt to make your iMessage work. If all these solution failed to fix the issue. Contact the Apple Support for further assistance.