How to Fix iMessage Not Delivered on iPhone 15, 14 (iOS 17)

🗓️ November 29, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

Apple’s iMessage is a free messaging service that’s very secure and easy to send media files, Text with effects, Handwritten Text, and more. If you got stuck with iMessage doesn’t say delivered, it could be something wrong with your iPhone Settings, the iMessage App, or at the recipient’s side. Fortunately, resolving the problem is pretty straightforward. 

In fact, before moving to the high-end troubleshooting steps, ensure your device has decent network strength. And in case if everything is OK with the network, move forward to this guide to fix iMessage not working error (For example, the picture won’t send in Text messages or iMessage, or My iPhone Can not deliver images or Text Messages). But before that, let’s understand what this error means.

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in your case; maybe there are some conditions given below.

  • They either blocked you or their phone is off
  • They’re in an area with no service
  • They have WiFi or Mobile data turned off.

Here I found common iMessage problems that are more enough to treat your issues in iDevice installed on all iOS versions.

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iMessage take tool long time, Failed to send or Delivered Status Failed

1. Dreaded Red Exclamation Mark on iMessage

This mark notifies the sender, message unsent from your iOS device for many reasons like the internet or cellular data does not turn on, Bug in Message app after update iOS. Try to resend it.

Due to the server problem, iMessage was sent to your recipients, but the wrong delivery report or status is showing red (!) Not delivered Mark, Check Apple iMessage server status.

1 iMessage System Status on iPhone with iOS 11

iMessage stuck on send due to low coverage or WiFi speed. If you are sending video, Photo messages, usually, New Sync iMessage in iOS is great for using left iMessage conversation on Mac or iPad.

2. Turn off and Turn on iMessage

Before going with this step, Turn on Airplane mode on iPhone and Turn Off Airplane mode now. Then, try to resend the same message by tapping on the exclamation mark when you like stuck on “Not Delivered.”

Depending on your carrier, Apple suggested that your carrier will activate the iMessage service after a specific interval (3 to 4 days).

Send request (If your device is new or activating iMessage on your mobile number).

Step 1: Go to the settings on the iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Next, Messages -> iMessage. Enable toggle. A few seconds or minutes, you will see “iMessage Waiting For Activation Error.”

2 Enable iMessage on New Number from iPhone or iPad

Once it is successfully activated, the message will hide.

3. Reset Network, Try another attempt

Re-connect your cellular network by enabling airplane mode and then disable it.

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Or Go to Reset network settings from the iOS settings AApp

1: Go to the Settings on iPhone

2: Next, Tap on General and Choose Transfer Or Reset iPhone

Next, Click on Reset (Bottom of the screen)

3: Under the Reset, Tap on Reset Network Settings.

3 Reset Network settings for iMessage not sent from iPhone

4. Restart or Reboot

Disable/ Turn off iMessage like the 1st step, on iDevice, then Restart or Force Reboot device.

Restart iPhone: Press the Power button until you see Slide to log off on the screen.

Force Restart: Press Sleep/ Wake + Home button in iPhone 6s or Earlier and Volume down button for iPhone 7/ 7 Plus.

5. Check WiFi or Cellular network

Not Deliver error, Must check the internet is turned on in your browser. If the internet is not on iPhone, then send a message as a text for emergency purposes. Otherwise, we can try iMessage Alternatives. Are you looking for a way to send iMessage to Text messages automatically? It should work well and Enable that from the settings App.

Go to the Settings > Messages > Send as SMS (Enable Toggle)

2 Enable iMessage on New Number from iPhone or iPad

Read more: Send iMessage as Text.

6. Sign out of iMessage Apple ID

The error message is like this: “The message couldn’t been delivered,” Simple logout iMessage, then Reboot and Turn on iMessage (With Apple ID) and test it.

Go to the Settings App on the iPhone and iPad.

Next, Tap on Messages > Scroll down and Find Send & Receive.

4 Signout iMessage apple ID on iPhone in iOS 11

Next, Tap on Apple ID and select “Sign out.”

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5 Signout iMessage Apple ID on iPhone settings app

7. Resend iMessage

Are you outside your country, or is your carrier not providing iMessage service internationally? Call your career help desk and know carrier-specific issues, if any.

Tap on Exclamation Mark (i) not delivered; Now your resend message popup will display on the screen.

Send message as an iMessage, then tap on “Try Again.”

Or Tap on “Send as Text Message” this is not iMessage; the carrier will charge you.

6 Resend iMessage on Failed delivered

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Jaysukh Patel
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