How to Fix iMessages Not Sending in iOS 7

Despite Apple’s iCloud System Status page showing an issue with iMessage earlier this morning related to delays or slowness of messages being sent, the problem has persisted throughout the day for many people including yours truly.

The problem actually has been this way since late yesterday. Sending messages from my iPhone 5 has been a total fail. But replying to messages on my Mac has worked.

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How to fix this issue of iMessages not sending in iOS 7? According to some troubleshooting by other people within Apple Support Communities, resetting your network settings on your iPhone can fix this bug.

We just tried it and it has solved our iMessage woes. We can now send messages over Wi-Fi and the Fido network. This may work for you too–here’s how to do it:

Update: before attempting this, try a quick reboot of your iPhone first to see if that fixes the iMessage bug.

Warning: resetting network settings means you’ll lose all your saved Wi-Fi hotspots.

Step 1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to:

Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings

Reset network settings

Enter your passcode and agree (if applicable). Your phone will quickly reset network settings (Apple logo, progress bar).

Step 2. Go back to iMessage and test out the results. Your messages should now send.

If that didn’t work for you, try toggling iMessage on/off and re-signing back into your iMessage account. Try a phone reboot too.

Did this quick fix work for you? Share your other solutions in the comments!

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