iMessage problems

Millions of people around the world are using iMessage on their iPhones, iPads and computers because they get free text messages when on WiFi, but sadly glitches do occur where the service falters in some way. iMessage problems could relate to messages not going through or being received on either mobile devices or Apple computers etc.

Apple iMessage is a part of the communication evolution and the software is becoming ever so better over time, but it does not come without its issues. Even with all the new additions to its improvements problems do arise.

The major issue consumers do not want is when the Apple servers go down for whatever reason, if you are having iMessage problems please do share with the community below. Let other readers and us know what your problem is, what location you are in i.e. California etc and also what device you are using.

iMessage status reports for Sunday 25th of July 2021

To find out if iMessage is down right now, see reports below.

Problems with iMessage? Share issues with Is Down Right Now readers:

  • Mark

    I am unable to send iMessages, I have to hold down on text and send as text message instead, which uses my allowance.

  • Maxxy

    I just cannot get my phone and iMac synced, I used to get messages on both my iPhone and 27-inch iMac and if i answered the text on computer is disappeared from the phone notifications. But this has stopped working all of a sudden.

  • Robin

    I can send iMessages but I am not getting any indication like i used to of them typing back. What have i done?

  • Lee

    iMessage is not sending today June 18.

  • Sybil

    I have to keep sending my messages as text as it will not go through as iMessage. My friend i am trying to text is at home and i am at my home and we both have WiFi. So how come we cannot send iMessages, doesn’t make any sense.

  • Ash

    Just so slow, most of the time i have to send a text message rather than iMessage because it will not send otherwise.

  • Jen

    I have WiFi, my phone is working brilliantly, yet i still cannot send any iMessages.

  • Todd

    I have the iPhone and when messaging someone via iMessage it it says cannot send or failed, cant remember which one it says but its one or the other. So I hold down on the text and it says you can send as a normal text message, but that is not going either and i have full signal etc.

  • Nile

    iMessage is a pin in the backside, trying to get to work on both Mac and iPhone 6s is painful. I want to come out on both and whatever machine / device i choose to read the message i want it to make the notification vanish on the other.

  • Nile


  • Vicky Brumett Brock

    I’m having issues right now. Nothing will send from my iPad and it’s asking me to sign back in but just times out. Nothing happens. I can message from my phone though, which is odd.

  • Sammy

    I am having issues trying to activate my iMessage for FaceTime, and my messages have vanished.

  • John

    “Unable to contact the iMessage server. Try again.” This keeps showing up when trying to activate iMessage.

  • Cassie

    iMessage has not been working for me and my son, I end him messages using wifi and i know he has wifi but still not sending as iMessages.

  • Joany

    I am in Chicago and got no iMessage, is it down?

  • Luke

    I cannot login to my iMessage on my iPhone 7. I am in NYC and have been trying to send imessages for like 2 hours.

  • bardos

    Unable to contact imessage service. Maui