Fix iMessage Screen Effect Not Working on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

latest iOS has very special iMessage for an incessant talk with stickers, screen effects and many more. Even though, loss of iOS users addressed the issue regarding the iMessage Screen effect not working in iOS. Hence, inherently they thought about there are other glitches with the new update. But no man that’s not an operating system issue, but that may occur due to on your device system settings under Accessibility. Play the Any iMessage screen effects like Eacho, Spotlight, Balloons, Confetti, Love, Lasers, Fireworks, Shooting Star, Celebration.

So, there is much troubleshooting that we have found to fix fireworks and bubble or all available iMessage screen effect doesn’t work even sender-side or receiver side. For that, You should perform several actions that described below like Reduce Motion, Turned on 3D touch, etc.

Please Note: Both sender and receiver must have the latest iOS software; otherwise Animation screen effect automatically converted into the text in quotations instead of the effect.

Note: This troubleshooting useful for all iPhone models included iPhone 11 Pro, 11, 11 Pro Max, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8 plus, 7 Plus, 6S Plus, 6 Plus, 5S, and iPhone SE.

Potential Fix iMessage Screen Effect Not Working in iOS: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Fix #1. For iMessage Screen Effect, Check out after Turn Reduce Motion OFF

Do You have the latest iOS running iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch? then verify that the Reduce Motion under Accessibility is disabled. Because enabled reduce motion does interfere with the iOS device interface including the parallax effect of icons and default animation effects.

  • Step 1. Go to Settings.
  • Step 2. Scroll and Tap on Accessibility.

    Accessibility Settings on iPhone

    Accessibility Settings on iPhone

  • Step 3. Next up, you will have to Turn to Reduce Motion Off and Enable the Auto-Play Message Effects.

    Turn off Reduce Motion and Enable Message Effects

    Turn off Reduce Motion and Enable Message Effects

  • That’s it.

in the latest iOS, you can see an additional setting on reduce motion screen called Auto-Play Message Effects, check it’s Turned On/Green.

  • iOS 12 and Earlier iPhone users can use These accessibility settings for Reduce motion: Settings app > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion > Enable Toggle for Reduce Motion.
  • That’s it.

Get Enjoy the new screen effect iMessage. You can also learn how to use iMessage Screen effect iOS on iPhone, iPad.

Fix #2. Sign-out iMessage and Again Sing-in

Let’s once Sign-out iMessage on your iOS device, then sign-in again, this one is #1 solution for all.

To Sign-out iMessage,

  1. Launch Settings App, then Message.
  2. Turn iMessage slider off/Gray. After a while, Sign iMessage in again.

How to Sign-out iMessage and again Sing-in iOS 10

That’s it.

Fix #3: Use Your Apple ID for iMessage

we can send or Receiver an imessage message using a phone number and Apple ID as an alternate option. Sometimes iMessage activation for a Phone number is failed or iMessage doesn’t allow to activate in your carrier company. in this case, we can use Apple ID as iMessage from iPhone. Follow the below steps for Use Apple ID for iMessage on your iPhone or Make sure email address for iMessage is used for send and receive for both phones.

  • Open Settings app > Messages > Enable iMessage toggle to green and Use Your Apple ID for iMessage. Enter the Apple ID password for activating your Phone.
Use Your Apple ID for iMessage on iPhone

Use Your Apple ID for iMessage on iPhone

  • That’s it.

Hope, animation effect in the iOS Message app would be work while you send and receive a screen affect iMessage. Still, you face the iMessage screen effect problem, then please keep continues the following idea.

Extra tips

You should Make Sure that You’re Sending an iMessage on your iOS device (Not A Text Message)
iMessages appear in blue chat bubbles color and regular text messages appear in green chat bubbles color.

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