Is iMessage down for you?

Is iMessage down for you?

A lot of us here at iMore along with friends and family members are having some issues with iMessage. Basically, we can't send or receive any! Are you guys experiencing the same problems we are?

If you seem to be having issues sending iMessages, you can turn it off from Settings for now so you can still send regular text messages. It's what we recommend doing until the service is back to working properly.

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Is iMessage down for you?

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This is why iMessage sucks. If it's down, you have to manually shut it off. If you're not paying attention, you risk sending overseas texts. Terrible! BBM is much better - no chance of being charged for overseas messages on BBM.

I was one who sent an email to you guys. It's down for basically everyone I know, all idevices too.

Very pissed about it being down! I was iMessaging a friend that lives in London and then all of a sudden the send button turned green on me and I didn't notice until after the message was already sent. Not a good thing when I live in the US!

I'm on AT&T and it's been sending a message to someone on a Sprint iPhone for the last 30 minutes. This person lives right next door.

Sprint in Boston it has been spotty all day took about 40 mins to send last message I sent out. Sent it at 2:30 just sent. :-(

I came here for a totally different reason, and came across this post. messages haven't been going to my son who only uses iMessage on wifi. I was having problems too. it's intermittent here. I'm on Long Island.

Yes. Awaiting my new iPhone 5 this Friday. So until then I won't have access to SMS. iPhone 4S was sold awhile back.

is down here in North Carolina Im on Sprint and I have a iphone4. Does anybody know if apple is doing something to fix this at all?

I'm with Telus in Halifax, Nova Scotia....i wouldn't know because I sold my iPhone 4 almost a month ago to get top dollar for it.....I need my iPhone 5 now...

ohh so that's what the problem was.. I was in the hospital today and was going crazy because lots of my messages didn't go through I thought I was having a signal issue... had even to take an elevator and go into the lobby but to no avail. insane..

I am trying to activate my imessage but I was not able to activate it and I don't know what was the problem...need help...

Mine is down as well for the past 16 hours. And when I try to activate again, it gives me an errors wrong password for my Apple ID.

No, iMessage is not down for me, but why is iMore now defaulting to a mobile sight on a desktop browser? It's resolving to m.imore.com now.

I work for an authorized AT&T reseller, and we had complaints from multiple users about having trouble with iMessage; friends of mine on Verizon were also asking me what was going on as well. After enough instances presented themselves, I spoke with Apple Monday afternoon regarding this issue.

They confirmed that much like the intermittent issues with Siri and iCloud over the past two weeks, iMessage users might experience delays with the system or times in which sending iMessages wouldn't go through.

The only explanation I was able to receive was that Apple had been performing updates to these core systems in preparation for the release of iOS 6 and that users should, as the Apple Care Rep stated, "Keep trying."

It did go down for me at the time of this post. Good thing for me is that I don't really rely on iMessage since most of the people that I text is on the same mobile network that I'm on anyways.