Apple confirms iMessage and FaceTime not working for some users (Update: fixed)

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Apple has confirmed that its iMessage and FaceTime services are not currently working for some users. On Apple’s System Status page, both iMessage and FaceTime are listed as having issues with a note underneath each that reads “Some users affected.” All other services are up though.

iPhone owners have already been aware that iMessage is down. “iPhones” and “iMessage” have been trending on Twitter in relation to the down time. If you thought it was just your phone, rest assured you aren’t alone. You’ll still be able to send messages to friends though, they’ll just send as text messages rather than iMessages. That’s right — you’ll have to suffer with those icky green chat bubbles temporarily.

The issues began around 3:15 p.m. eastern time according to Apple. It’s been a little over three hours now. The actual problem itself is unidentified at this point, so there’s unfortunately no way of knowing when Apple will resolve the iMessage and FaceTime woes.

Apple has a history of having issues keeping up its services like iMessage and iCloud. This is far from the first time iMessage has been down and if I was a betting man, I’d say it probably won’t be the last.

Update: As of 8:20 p.m. eastern time, Apple says all iMessage and FaceTime issues have been fixed and the services are fully restored.

[via AppleInsider]

  • Nick

    Yeah I was getting so mad!!! :[

    • http://www.twitter.com/gtinari George Tinari

      First world problems.

  • easer353

    Here is an easy fix if you really want it to work. Go to settings and
    turn airplane mode on. Now go ahead and reboot. After you reboot, go
    back to settings and turn airplane mode back on. WAIT! Under bluetooth,
    Carrier will pop up. You need to quickly tap on it. After you tap on it,
    turn automatic off and you’ll get a list of carriers. Select either 3G
    or LTE or whatever you have. Not default AT&T or the carrier name.
    Select it and boom, it’s working again. You can keep messing around with
    different carriers until it works. Once it works, just do the same
    process and turn automatic back on.

  • easer353

    Here is an easy fix if you really want it to work. Go to settings and
    turn airplane mode on. Now go ahead and reboot. After you reboot, go
    back to settings and turn airplane mode back on. WAIT! Under bluetooth,
    Carrier will pop up. You need to quickly tap on it. After you tap on it,
    turn automatic off and you’ll get a list of carriers. Select either 3G
    or LTE or whatever you have. Not default AT&T or the carrier name.
    Select it and boom, it’s working again. You can keep messing around with
    different carriers until it works. Once it works, just do the same
    process and turn automatic back on.

  • easer353

    Here is an easy fix if you really want it to work. Go to settings and
    turn airplane mode on. Now go ahead and reboot. After you reboot, go
    back to settings and turn airplane mode back on. WAIT! Under bluetooth,
    Carrier will pop up. You need to quickly tap on it. After you tap on it,
    turn automatic off and you’ll get a list of carriers. Select either 3G
    or LTE or whatever you have. Not default AT&T or the carrier name.
    Select it and boom, it’s working again. You can keep messing around with
    different carriers until it works. Once it works, just do the same
    process and turn automatic back on.

  • kevin

    I think it’s fixed now! Well if not, I believe I got it to work myself :o

  • MsKAT

    mine is still not working

    • Diesel

      mine either >=(

  • AC UK

    Still not working in UK

  • Madeline

    It’s still not working.

  • b

    still not fixed for me…

  • http://www.facebook.com/chvle76 Sanford L. Fuller

    still not working for myself and my wife…

  • http://www.facebook.com/gabrielle.rene.5 Gabrielle Rene

    Still nto fixed for me either

  • http://www.facebook.com/HertsDonut Hert Niks

    imessage still not working on my phone.. works on my computer.. Tried everything and have restarted my phone 100 times already.. APPLE YOU SUCK!

  • Pixie

    Mine is still not working either!

  • MAG

    my imessage still not working on my computer very upsetting. Stop changing programs. Apple changed gallery and now this stop changing the systems!!!!

  • HATE APPLE, AM CHANGING

    NOPE, NO DICE…STILL NOT WORKING

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