As it turns out, there's an ongoing issue with iMessage. According to Apple, a "small number of users" are affected by a bug in iOS 7 that stalls iMessages and prevents them from being sent (as well as prevents them from falling back to SMS). I'm one of the unlucky few who's been bitten by this bug and it's infuriating -- especially since most people I interact with use iMessage!
- There are a few steps users can do to temporarily resolve this issue:
- Open up Settings -> Messages -> Turn iMessage off.
- Reboot your phone.
- Open up Settings -> Messages -> Turn iMessage on.
- Now send messages again!
Some users are reporting success with these methods, but sadly neither of these steps are working for me. In my frustration last night, I quipped:
(Daikatana, even. This is bad!) Anyway, Apple has acknowledged the bug and said it will be fixed in a forthcoming iOS 7 update: www.engadget.com/2013/10/02/apple-acknowledges-ime...
Have you been bitten by this bug or do you know anyone who has? What are you doing to get around it?