While Apple says only a small number of users are affected, many have experienced issues sending and receiving text messages in iOS 7.
If you do a quick web search for “ios 7 imessage” you’ll see how many people (including yours truly) aren’t getting their messages through. Apple has promised a downloadable update sooner than later, but until that happens, we have an easy solution for you.
Before we get to the three simple steps, the problem is not all of the people you sent a text message to will receive them. You don’t get a notification it didn’t go through, so you (understandably) assume the person you wrote to – on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch – received the message.
So, how to fix iMessage in iOS 7? Let us count the ways:
Go to your iOS device’s Settings area – by tapping on the grey cog -- and then scroll down a bit and select “Messages,” represented by a green speech bubble. Once inside, flick the switch to turn iMessage off. The green tab will move over to clear.
Go back to Settings and scroll to the "General" section (a grey gear). Tap that, and scroll all the way to the bottom to select the word "Reset". Once inside, tap the option that says "Reset Network Settings.” You will likely be prompted to type in your 4-digit PIN (or, for iPhone 5S users, you can place your finger or thumb on the Home button). Once you confirm the reset, your phone will boot back up. It takes a minute or so. Don’t worry, this won’t delete your iMessages.
The third and final step is to go back to "Settings" and choose "Messages" again. Slide the top switch again so that '"iMessage" is switched on again (green). This should do the trick. You’ll now see which messages didn’t go through, so you can resend them. You’ll likely need to join your Wi-Fi network again if you had this setup previously.
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