How To Fix iMessage Not Working On iOS 11

If you see a green bubble popup on your screen when sending an iMessage on your iPhone, that means something goes wrong. What would you do if iMessage is not working on your iOS device running the latest iOS version? So, this post will share with you how to detect and fix the problems occurring with iMessage.

What Do Green and Blue Bubbles Mean?

Do you see that your iMessage sometimes shows the blue bubbles with the content and sometimes in green? They can be explained below:

  • A blue bubble means that the message was sent in the form of iMessage.
  • Green bubble indicates the message was sent in the form of SMS or MMS.

How to Detect the iMessage Issues

If the iMessage is not working on your iPhone/iPad, you should check if the issue happens with one or all contacts. If the problem only occurs with one contact, a problem might reside on their side. In case all contacts show the same issue, which means it is the issue on your end.

Also see: How To Share YouTube Videos Via iMessages

Methods to Fix the iMessage not Working on iPhone

  1. Turn iMessage Off, Reboot Device, Turn iMessage back On: All you need to do is going to Settings and toggle iMessage off. After that, restart your device and then head back to settings and turn iMessage on. This simple trick can help you do that.
  2. Ensure Setting up iMessage correctly: Head to Settings and launch Messages Now, tap on ‘Send & Receive’ item on the menu. You will now see a list of the phone numbers and the email addresses configured for sending and receiving iMessages appearing on your device. Scroll through to the segment called ‘Start New Conversations From’ to find out a check. After that, tap on it to activate iMessage.
  3. Internet Inspection: You should make sure the internet connection on your device is stable. Browse anything to check if it loads. If not, iMessage will not work either.
  4. Log Out and Log Back In: Go to Settings and tap on iMessages. Here, find out ‘Send & Receive’. If you see your Apple ID and select ‘Sign Out’. After that, sign back in again using your Apple ID and check if your iMessage works.
  5. Check For Software Updates: Go to Settings and choose General. Now, tap on an item, named Software Updates. Here, you can look for any updates.
  6. Reset System Settings: Another fix you should try is resetting your iPhone’s network settings by heading to Settings > General and look for Reset option. After that, choose ‘Reset Network Settings’. But before getting started, you should make sure the Wi-Fi password is handy.
  7. Contact Apple Support: Instead of taking your phone to a local Apple Store, visit apple.com website. If you still need a visit, you should make an appointment in advance.

We hope with these tips, you’ll be able to fix the iMessage not working issue on your iOS device after updating to the latest version. If you have other troubles, let’s know in the comment.