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Top 7 Ways to Fix iMessage Not Delivered on iPhone

iMessage is one of the most popular native iOS apps. Its popularity stems from the fact that it is an almost quintessential messaging app. Users can send texts, photos, videos, and sketches among other important functionalities. Some users have, however, raised an issue with it: iMessage not delivered on iPhone. This article addresses this issue by detailing seven methods of fixing the issue.

1. Check Apple's System Status

The first place to check is Apple's System Status page to make sure iMessage isn't down. The System Status page on Apple informs users of any services that aren't working for reasons such as planned maintenance, updates, etc.

2. Check Your Cellular Data or Wi-Fi connection

iMessage only works when your iPhone is connected to the internet either using cellular data or a Wi-Fi connection. To ensure both are turned on, follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Launch the Settings app and tap Cellular.

Step 2: Toggle on the Cellular Data button on.

turn on cellular data iphone

To turn on Wi-Fi

Step 1: Go to Settings > Wi-Fi.

Step 2: Turn on Wi-Fi, select a secure Wi=Fi network and enter the password.

connect wifi network

3. Enable "Send as SMS"

Ensure you have set-up iMessage correctly by enabling "Send as SMS". This way iMessage messages will be sent as regular text messages when iMessage doesn't work. Follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Go to Settings > Messages.

Step 2: Toggle on the Send as SMS button.

enable send as sms imessage

4. Turn iMessage off and on Again

To turn iMessage off then on, follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Go to Settings and tap Messages.

Step 2: Toggle the iMessage button off then on.

turn imessage off and on

5. Reset Network Settings

iMessage will not work if there are issues with your network settings. Considering that we have already checked the cellular data and Wi-Fi connectivity settings, the only plausible thing to do is to reset the network settings back to default. Follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Launch the Settings app and tap General.

Step 2: Tap Reset > Reset Network Settings.

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6. Force Restart your iPhone

Force restarting your iPhone X/ 8/ 8 Plus/ 7/7 Plus/ 6/ 6S/ 6 Plus/ 6S Plus/ 5S/ SE refreshes it. It solves a number of iPhone issues including iMessage not delivered blocked. To force restart your iPhone, follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Press and hold the side or top button until a slider appears.

Step 2: Hold and drag the slider to turn your device off.

Step 3: Press the top or side button up until the Apple logo appears.

For iPhone X, hold the side button and one of either volume button and hold and drag the slider, when it appears, to turn it off.

restart iphone

7. Fix iMessage Doesn't Say "Delivered" on iPhone with ReiBoot

Sometimes iMessages not saying delivered may be due to software issues like a missing or corrupted system file resulting from an unsuccessful jailbreak, software updates, bugs or malware. If this is the case, Tenorshare ReiBoot can easily fix all iOS problems by repairing the operating system by using the highly efficient "Fix All iOS Stuck" feature. Tenorshare ReiBoot allows users to fix iPhone stuck at Apple logo, recovery mode, black screen, frozen screen and over 50 software issues. To use Tenorshare ReiBoot, follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Download, install and run Tenorshare ReiBoot for Mac or PC.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 3: Click Fix All iOS Stuck then click Fix Now.

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Step 4: Download and select a matching firmware for your iOS device by clicking Browse to save it on your PC then click Download.

firmware package

(Note: Alternatively, import the firmware package manually by clicking Select.)

Step 5: Tenorshare ReiBoot will start repairing your iPhone. When complete, the iMessage app will work as it should.

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If iMessage not showing delivered, or has any other issue, this article explains the different method of fixing it. In the event that you lose any important messages on iMessages, we recommend using Tenorshare UltData to recover them. Tenorshare UltData enables users to preview and selectively recover iMessage messages, with or without iTunes or iCloud backup files.

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