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iOS 11/10.3 iMessage Not Working? Here’s The Fix

May 9, 2017 04:42 pm / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iOS 10 Tips
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If you are running into any one situation as describled below, then you should not miss this post, this post aims at troubleshooting the problems due to iMessage/message not working after iOS 11/10 update.

To get iMessage Not Working issue fixed on your iPhone X/8/7/7 Plus/6s/6/5s, we will show you some effective and simple ways for your reference, below are what you can try.

Solution 1: Disable iMessage & then Turn on

You can try to turn off and turn on iMessage app when you cannot be sent out.

Solution 2: Fix iOS 11/10 Message Not Working by Enabling AirPlane Mode

After updating to iOS 10.3/11, you may see an iMessage waiting for activation error on your iPhone or iPad and fail to activate iMessage after trying again and again. At this time, we suggest you to try the solution below to get the issue fixed.

Solution 3: Fix iOS 11/10 Group Message Not Working by Disabling Reduce Motion

A common fix to this issue is to turn off ‘Reduce Motion’. But it seems that having this enabled creates issues for iMessage effects so turning it off may fix the problem.

Now, go back to iMessage and see if you can send effects or view the ones delivered by your friends. If the problem persists, read the alternative solutions below.

Solution 4: Make Sure SMS is Sending From Your Phone Number

About how to check whether iMessage/SMS is sending from your phone number, you can follow the steps below:

Go to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive > Select your phone number in the column of “Start New Conversation From”.

send receive

Note: If still didn’t fix, you can try to remove all the emails from the column of You Can Be Reached by iMessages At.

Solution 5: Fix iMessage Not Working with Tenorshare ReiBoot

After trying those methods above, if you still fail to fix this iOS 10.3 message problem, then you can give Tenorshare ReiBoot a free try, which is capable of 1-Click to fix iPhone all kinds of issues effortlessly and free!

Hope these solutions would be helpful to solve iMessage/Message is not working issue after iOS 11/10 update. If you have another fix, share with us in the comment section below.

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