iMessage and iCloud experience yet another outage

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What you need to know

  • iMessage experienced an outage for some users today.
  • iCloud Keychain was also impacted by the outage.
  • This is the third day this week that a major Apple service went down.

Some of Apple's services have gone down for the third time this week.

According to the company's System Status page on the Apple Support website, both iMessage and iCloud Keychain experienced an outage today. Both services went down for "some users" between 4:47 PM and 4:59 PM EST. Apple says that both issues have been resolved:

  • iMessage - Resolved Issue
  • Today, 4:27 PM - 4:59 PM
  • Some users were affected
  • Users may have been unable to send attachments in iMessage.
  • iCloud Keychain - Resolved Issue
  • Today, 4:27 PM - 4:59 PM
  • Some users were affected
  • This service may have been slow or unavailable.

Today is the third day this week that Apple's services have experienced outages. In addition to today, a range of services went down on both Monday and Tuesday.

It's still unclear exactly what has been the cause for any of the outages and, at this point, it is also unclear if any of them are related.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.