iMessage is one of the coolest features of Apple, Since the launch of iMessage people loved it for what it is. As iPhone evolved it took iMessage to a whole new level. There are a lot of new cool features of iMessage that people love in iOS 15. In the latest update of Apple’s Operating system, you can see features like shared with you-continue conversations, pinned content, photo-collages, etc.
People have mixed feelings about iMessage, some absolutely love it, Some like a few of the features of the new message app, and some absolutely hate it.
Here is an amazing Tweet showing mixed feelings of users.
I really love this interaction in iOS 15’s iMessage. Super neat.
Too bad the rest of the app is 💩 pic.twitter.com/bdmokDgH0P
— Nacho Carretero Molero (@carreteromolero) October 16, 2021
But what is the use of all these cool and amazing features if you can not send iMessage? People are facing trouble sending iMessage on iOS 15. We have compiled a bunch of solutions to fix this problem on your iPhone. These solutions work for the Latest iOS 15 and also for iOS 12 and iOS 14. Before diving into the solutions let us first understand some of the basic concepts of iMessage.
What is iMessage
If you are new to the iPhone ecosystem you must first understand how iMessage works.
1- iMessage only works for Apple devices, you can send iMessage to other iPhone devices, iPads, or Mac. If you are trying to send iMessage to cross-platform such as android. You will be disappointed to know that it won’t work. You will have to pay the carrier fee for that and it will be sent as a simple text message.
2- If you want to send an iMessage to your friends, you must turn it on and it’s just not you but the person who will be at the receiving end is also required to turn on iMessage too. Otherwise, you won’t be able to send or receive iMessage. Usually, iPhone gives you the option to turn iMessage on at the beginning of setting up your device.
3- The “Message” app is used on iPhone to send messages.
4- When you send someone a message using the iPhone Message app and the chat bubble turns green that means you have sent a message to someone who either doesn’t have iPhone or has not turned on the iMessage feature.
6- If the chat bubble in the Message app is blue, that indicates that you have sent a message to someone who has an iPhone and has also had the iMessage option turned on.
7- You need an internet connection to send an iMessage, it can either be cellular or WiFi. This makes iMessage free.
Now that you know what is iMessage and how it works. Let us move to 17 Easiest Solutions to Fix iMessage On iPhone iOS 15.
15 Easiest Solutions to Fix iMessage On iPhone iOS 15
1. Enable iMessage
First of all, we need to make sure that iMessage on our device is enabled. To do that follow these simple steps.
- Go to Settings
- Tap on Messages
- Toggle the iMessage button to green
- Click on send & receive and check that number and email are marked by a check. You can edit them as you like but make sure at least one of them is checked.
This will make sure that the settings on our iPhone are correct and then we can move further. You can check to send iMessage first to see if this has solved the problem. If the problem persists we move to the next solution.
2. Quit Messages App
- Swipe and hold from the bottom of your iPhone to see the apps that are currently open.
- If your iPhone has a home button, double-tap to see the running apps.
- Find the Message App and close it by dragging the card out of the tile.
- Reopen the app again after a moment and send iMessage.
3. Confirm the Receiver has iPhone
- Call the person you are sending iMessage to, and confirm that he has iPhone
- Ask him to confirm that his iMessage settings are correct
4. Turn On Airplane Mode
- Swipe up to open the Control Center
- Tap on the Plane icon to Turn on Airplane Mode
- Turn off the Airplane mode after a moment and send the message
5. Verify that you are connected to the Internet.
Make sure that your device is connected to the internet. Check your WiFi connection or if you are using Cellular data make sure you have an internet package to send iMessage. You can go to your browser and try opening a few websites to see if you are connected to the internet and have optimum internet speed.
6. Restart your Apple device
Sometimes this simple solution comes in really handy. It often solves iMessage problems in a device. All you need to do is press and hold the power button. Turn off your iPhone for a minute or so and then turn it on. This will fix your problem.
7. Start a new conversation
Sometimes iMessage is working fine with all other contacts but is showing problems with only one contact. You can fix this problem by:
- Make sure that the person has iPhone and has correct iMessage settings
- Make a backup of all chat history with that person
- Delete the entire conversation that you have done with that person.
- Copy the contact information of that person and delete the contact
- Restart your Apple device
- Create his new contact
- Send iMessage again.
8. iMessage Fix for Goup Chat
Sometimes we want to have a group chat using iMessage and then we face a problem sending iMessage to the group, that really is annoying, here is how you can fix this problem with iMessage.
- Make sure all the group members have iPhones and have correct iMessage settings.
- Even if one group member has no iMessage option, this will not work
- When adding someone’s name make sure that the contact turns “Blue” this shows they are on iMessage.
- The contact with multiple phone numbers has to be checked carefully
- Only add the number with iMessage. (the one that is blue)
You can check how to make group chat using iMessage on iPhone in this short video
9. Change the WiFi Network
Sometimes WiFi connections have problems and we are unaware of that. You can simply try to switch to a new WiFi connection. Go to settings > WiFi and connect to a different WiFi, then send an iMessage. You can also use someone’s Personal Hotspot to see if that works.
10. Check the Block Status of the Contact
Sometimes it happens that we block a contact for some reason and then forget to unblock it. So you have to make sure that the contact you are sending iMessage is unblocked. To do so simply:
- Got iPhone Settings
- Go to Messages
- Click on Blocked Contacts
- Swipe left on the name to unblock
11. Toggle your iMessage Off and On
Toggling your iMessage off and then turning it back on also solves the problem of iMessage not working on iOS 15. Here is how you can do it.
- Go to your iPhone Settings
- Tap Messages
- Turn off iMessage
- Reboot your iPhone
- Go to iMessage again and turn it back on.
12. Check iMessage server Status
Sometimes the problem is not at the user end, but it is actually at the backend. Apple has given a great service to its users to go to the website and see the iMessage server status. You can check the status of iMessage here and see if it is green. Green indicates that the servers are working perfectly.
13. Update Your iPhone
Check if your current iOS is up to date. Sometimes outdated operating system causes problems. Follow these steps to check if your iPhone is up to date.
- Go to settings
- Go to General
- Then click on Software update.
14. Sign Out of Your Apple ID
This is also a way to fix iMessage problems in iPhone or iPad, it works for iOS12, iOS14, and iOS15. All you have to do is sign out of your device using Apple ID. And then sign back in. This will fix the iMessage problem.
- Go to Settings
- Click on your profile name on the top
- Scroll to the bottom and click on sign out
- iPhone will prompt the option if you want to keep the contacts and messages. You can opt to keep them
- Restart your phone and sign in to your Apple Account again.
15. Reset Your Network Settings
If your iMessage is not working you can try resetting your network settings. If nothing has worked for you till now, this will.
- Go to Settings
- Navigate to General
- Tap on Transfer or Reset iPhone
- Click on Reset
- Then tap on Reset Network Settings
These 15 Easiest Solutions to Fix iMessage On iPhone iOS 15 will definitely help you fix the iMessage problem. If none of the above works for you you should try contacting your carrier or network service. If that doesn’t work too, contact Apple Customers Support, and hopefully, this will fix the issue.