Why is my iMessage not delivering?

Few things are more aggravating than when an iMessage does not mention Delivered. It also doesn't always indicate the Not Delivered status. This can influence a group of people or just one individual. It's even more aggravating when the message indicates it's been delivered but the receiver hasn't received it. When your iMessage isn't being sent properly, here are a few things to try.

iMessage Won't Deliver for a Variety of Reasons

Troubleshooting If Your iMessage Isn't Delivering

Without some trial-and-error, it's difficult to identify why iMessages aren't delivering. One of the methods below should work. It's possible that you'll have to attempt all of them to find out what's wrong.

Do you have access to the internet?
The most obvious reason for your message not being sent is the recipient's poor service. Since iMessage requires an internet connection, if the Wi-Fi is unavailable or even cellular data available, it is not going to pop up until their phone connects. This is precisely essential in rural or underground locations where free internet connectivity is unavailable, or if the recipient is on holiday.

-If the iPhone reads "Not Delivered," you're most probable the one who doesn't have internet access. You can check this by moving to the Settings > Wi-Fi and checking at any networks you have joined. You can clear potential difficulties by switching the Wi-Fi off and on (then later rejoining the networks).

If you use mobile data, go to the Settings > Cellular and have a keen look at the options. If service is available, all you need to do now is stand by for the recipient to connect.

Is iMessage enabled on your device?

This could be an easy solution to your issue that you may have ignored. Navigate to Messages; Settings; Messages. iMessage should be enabled; if it isn't, enable it. Even if iMessage is already turned on, it's worth switching it off and back on. For a few moments, you'll need to allow time for it to reactivate.

Instead of using iMessage, send a text message.

iMessage won't work if the individual you're texting doesn't have an Apple device. When sending to Android smartphones, for example, you must rely on SMS. Your messages are going to say Sent as Text Message, rather than delivered, and will appear in green bubbles in these cases.

-Texts, on the other hand, aren't merely helpful for sending between operating systems. If the internet connection is slow, you can convert iMessages to SMS. To enable this, go over to Settings; Messages; Send as SMS. When communicating between Apple devices, iPhones use iMessage by default.

If there is no internet, messages will only be sent as text messages. It's an all-or-nothing service because you can't stop iMessage on the cellular data while leaving it activated for Wi-Fi connections. If you've reached your cellular data limit, though, iMessage may fail to communicate.

If a message says Not Delivered, you can resend it through SMS by clicking the exclamation point next to it. Alternately, try a different popular messaging app. WhatsApp and Telegram, for example, are popular solutions that function across all devices and provide secure chatting. The recipient must, of course, have the same application loaded.

Attempt a Forced Restart.

In every troubleshooting technique, this is a critical step. A forced restart brings the iPhone back to life, halting any nagging background activities. It does not, however, destroy any data. Irrespective of which model you have; the screen is going to be dark till the Apple logo appears. You can now let go of the buttons, and your iPhone will switch on properly.

Other issues to consider include:

Is the iOS device updated?
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