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By Joseph Keller
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 4:36 pm EDT
iMessage and Facetime are both down for some users. According to Apple, the outage started just a little after 3 PM Eastern Time. There is not yet an ETA on when the issues will be resolved. For more information, check Apple’s system status page.
Are Facetime and iMessage out for you?
Yep! Down for me!
Yes it's down here in Michigan on Verizon
Down for me as well. When there are problems like this you realize how much you use them.
It's the DEA trying to hack the system
Chi Chi, grab the Yay-Yo
I wouldn't doubt it
Down for me :(
Reminds me of BBM days lol
Yeah except BBM is down like once every 4 years. Seems more common on imessage. Without imessage I cannot communicate via text with my company because they are to cheap to pay for texts. Lol
Yes! Sooooo annoying. Was working earlier this morning, but towards afternoon it was just saying "call failed" or whatever it says. And when I turned FT off and back on, it would take forever to "verify"...lemme check now (5.08pm currently NY)....ok STILL down....5.09pm....as well as iMessage.....I sent a message to my brother and it's still with the white send icon at the top......no wonder one of my imessages to another person sent late as I noticed a late "fwoop" sent message. Hope they are updating somehow. Hehehehe.
Crap, i need to use facetime so bad, ahh why? Why?
Ah man... yep it's down for me. I'm in western Washington on Verizon, using iPhone 5.
Went down for me @ 07:09 this morning and I'm in AZ (UTC-7) and came back up at 10:15
ok should be back to working now. 5.39pm NY.....or not. but my verify went through and an iMessage went through, but still had a FT call fail twice. hmmm.
It's working fine for me
iMessage down for me, haven't tried FaceTime
FaceTime was down. I kept using iMessage for a while but that went down as well. It's rather frustrating.
Yup mine and my wife's is down as well
Good to know I'm not the only one unable to make an uninterrupted FaceTime call. I was cursing my phone carrier prior to this!
Been down since 2:30pm CST
been down for hours... for me n friends too
Gotta love technology. At least your texting still works. Would hate to have to write a letter.
Not working here. Mms either. For the past few days actually.
Working for me. Ontario.
Yep, down in the UK (Cambridge area) and also in Melbourne, Australia. We've failed to talk for the last 45 mins or so. Some messages have gotten through, but facetime fails every time.
I'm not having an issue. I hope the people I've sent messages to receive them. A few people I have not heard back from.
Down for 2 hours and now ok
Mine was down earlier this morning 8:20 AM Central time and is still not working
no iMessage for this guy either...
Out in Arkansas...
Or Newfoundland. I seriously depend on FaceTime & iMessage so much /:
I just switched back from android back to my iPhone and my iMessage is not working :(
My LTE data went out until I restarted. That fixed the data issue, still no iMessage though. Raleigh, NC iPhone 5 on Verizon.
Im in Nj it's after 8 pm where's my iMessage. :(
Used it last at 4:45P EST FL. Worked ok, then went down right after that. Started sending as text green message. At 8:08P seems alright showing blue.
okay 5:17PM PST my iMessage is back to working.. (had note 2 for 2 weeks and switched back! feels good)
Down in Los Angeles - Verizon
The support site says that iMessage is back up as of 25 minutes ago but it's still not working for me :(
same here. in NY on VZW
Was down - up now though.
I'm down here in Boston :(
Didn't see any problems with my iMessage on VZW at Las Vegas, NV.
Nope. I have a few friends that were down.
Yup. Down for me too. Wasn't able to iMessage my little brother after 3PM in tempe Arizona. Still down.
may be completely unrelated but itunes match is sucking right now too. imessage and facetime are working for me however
I am just now getting around to reading this article. My iMessage was nonresponsive and did not work just as stated here. However, I could still send as a regular text message instead. So it is not like I was at a complete loss. I only could not see the status of my text message to whomever it was going to. All is good now, thank God. Leave it to iMore to know exactly what is going on.
I've been having issues with iMessage for a few weeks now. Mostly with just certain contacts though. I keep trying to stop/restart the service and it works again, but only for a short time before they start being sent as text again.
I've checked the system status a few times and it was all green each time I checked.
Anyone else experiencing anything similar?
Fine in Singapore... Is this problem only accuring in US?
I definitely experienced it yesterday around noon in San Francisco.