iCloud and iMessage are currently having performance issues

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What you need to know

  • Apple's iCloud and iMessage services are currently experiencing issues.
  • Several iCloud services are experiencing "slower than normal performance".
  • iMessage and Photos, as well as Screen Time, are affected.

Several Apple services including iCloud, iMessage, Photos and Screen Time are currently suffering from performance issues.

According to Apple's support website and first reported by 9to5 Mac, there are 11 current ongoing issues. They are affecting iCloud, iMessage, Photos and Screen Time. The eight iCloud services affected are:

  • Bookmarks & Tabs
  • Contacts
  • Drive
  • Keychain
  • Mail
  • Notes
  • Reminders
  • Web Apps (iCloud.com)

All of these services state:

Some users are affectedUsers may be experiencing slower than normal performance with this service.

iMessage is also reporting delays or slowness when sending messages, and Photos and Screen Time are also said to be "slower than normal". There's no indication as to what has caused the issue, or who exactly is affected. If you're experiencing issues, let us know what's going on and where you are. Meantime, we'll be sure to keep you updated if anything changes.

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9