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by Lydia on Nov. 02, 2017 | NO COMMENT

How to Fix iMessage/Message Not Working on iOS 11/iOS 11.1

Always along with the release of a new iOS, a number of problems occur. For instance after updating to the latest iOS 11.1/11, many of our users report their messages/iMessages not working properly. Read to learn how to fix message not working issues on iOS 11/11.1.

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iOS 11 includes a great number of new features and many people have updated their iPhone or iPad. The iOS 11 Message app with a redesigned app drawer, new Echo and Spotlight effects, one-handed keyboard, Apple Pay function, etc. is worth trying. And now the first major update iOS 11.1 is released on Oct. 31. However there are many users reported that iMessage/Message not working on iOS 11, and it may also happens when you update to new iOS 11.1.

For example, after updating to iOS 11/11.1, your messages/iMessages may not send or deliver successfully; friends fail to receive your messages/iMessages; messages effects aren’t working; iMessage keeps waiting for activation; the Message app crashes or can’t open; some of you may even find messages missing from iPhone/iPad after iOS 11 update.

If troubles as above happen on your iPhone or iPad, try the tricks offered in this tutorial to fix your message/iMessage not working problem on iOS 11/iOS 11.1.

Table of Contents:

Part 1. iOS 11/11.1 iMessages Not Sending or Delivered

If your iMessages or messages can’t be sent or delivered successfully on iOS 11, try the following tricks.

iOS 11 iMessage Not Working – Message Not Sending

iOS 11 iMessage Not Working – Message Not Sending

If the above basic tips don’t work, move to this page to solve your iOS 11 iMessages/messages not sending or delivered problem.

Part 2. iPhone Not Receiving iMessages/Messages after the iOS 11/11.1 Update

Your friends fail to receive your iMessages or messages? There must be something wrong with your Message app or iPhone. Try tips here to check.

Here in this post written to fix iPhone not receiving messages shows more troubleshooting methods. Go to check and have a try.

Part 3. iOS 11/11.1 iMessage Effects Not Working on iPhone

iMessage Effects Not Working on iOS 11

iMessage Effects Not Working on iOS 11

The Messages app is featured with many amazing effects like Bubble effects and Screen effect. And lately iOS 11 adds new Screen effects to iMessage. If iMessage effects not working on your iOS 11, you can try the tricks here.

For more details, please refer to How to Fix iMessage/Message Effects Not Working Issue.

Part 4. iMessage “Waiting for Activation” Error on iOS 11/11.1

After updating to iOS 11, your iMessage may encounter the “Waiting for Activation” error. These tips may help you.

Part 5. Message App Crashing on iOS 11/11.1

A lot of users tell us their Message app keeps crashing after updating to iOS 11. If you are in the same situation, try methods below.

About the more detailed instruction to delete conversation thread from iPhone or iPad, check the article on fixing iPhone/iPad Message app crashing.

Part 6. Message App Won’t Open on iOS 11/11.1

When the iPhone/iPad Message app can’t open after iOS 11 update, it must be a disaster. Try the solutions here to fix it right now.

Part 7. Messages/iMessages Missing from iPhone after Updating to iOS 11/11.1

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1. Get Primo iPhone Data Recovery downloaded to computer. Plug in iPhone and choose Recover from iOS Device. Click Next.

2. Wait seconds for the scanning result. Check Messages & Messages Attachment. Select messages or iMessages missing after iOS 11 update. Finally click Recover to Device/Computer.

Fix Messages/iMessages Disappeared from iPhone after iOS 11 Update

Fix Messages/iMessages Disappeared from iPhone after iOS 11 Update


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Lydia Member of @PrimoSync team, an optimistic Apple user, willing to share solutions about iOS related problems.

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