iMessage down updates — Thousands of iPhone users struggle to send and receive messages

THOUSANDS of iPhone users struggled to send and receive messages during an apparent iMessage outage on Thursday evening.

Over 14,000 iPhone users reported outages with iMessage just before 6 pm EST, according to Downdetector.

Over 80% of the reported problems were associated with sending messages, while 14% reported issues receiving them.

Users rushed to X, formerly Twitter, to see if they were the only ones experiencing issues with one writing, “So iMessage isn’t working?”

“iMessage taking so long to officially fail to send a message seems like a nationwide point of failure,” another shared.

The U.S. Sun has reached out to Apple but did not immediately hear back.

Follow along below for the latest updates on the iMessage outage…

  • Reports drop

    Reports have dropped to under 400, according to Downdetector.

    Issues seem to have resolved following the apparent outage that just before 6 pm EST.

    Apple has not confirmed the outage earlier this evening, or offered any insight as to why many couldn’t send or receive messages.

  • Tips for restarting iMessage

    If you’re still struggling to send and receive messages on iMessage, Apple recommends the following tips:

    • Update your device to the latest iOS or iPadOS
    • Make sure that your phone line is turned on by toggling “Cellular” in the Settings app
    • Turn iMessage off and back on in Settings
    • Tap Send & Receive and select the number you want to use
  • Users complain about iMessage outage

    Apple users are complaining about iMessage going down as the outage is trending.

  • iMessage down globally

    iPhone users in the UK are also reporting an outage with iMessage, according to Downdetector.

    Over 1,000 users in the UK experienced issues accessing iMessageCredit: Downdetector
  • Reports begin to drop

    Reports have dropped from 15,000 to 7,000, according to Downdetector.

    Some users are reporting that their iMessage is working again on X, formerly Twitter.

    Apple has yet to speak out on the outage.


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