The best messenger for an Apple to Apple communication is undoubted, iMessage. It is not only a free application and proves to be a great way to get around text messaging fees . Such an application may also have some problems of its own. Unfortunately, unlike traditional SMS, the problems don’t seem to magically work themselves out on their own, so here’s how to fix some of the more common issues you might come across. Namely, when iPhone users who used to have your iMessage account try to send a message to your new phone, those messages never get to you because they get stuck in iMessage. How you fix it depends on whether or not your still have your old iPhone.
Here’s the best of some of the common problems faced by an Apple user are as follows. I have in my own capacity provided simple solution to such problems as well. Do check it out!
A) Messages Aren’t Syncing Between Your Desktop and iOS Device
Setting up iMessage to receive messages on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac shouldn’t be rocket science, but it’s not exactly the easiest thing to get working properly. First things first, follow this guide for the initial set up. If everything is working properly, you’re good to go. If not, it’s time to check on a few of the settings.
1) On your iOS device, head into Settings > Messages > Send & Receive. Here, you should see your phone number and an email address. That email address is where you should receive messages on your iPad or Mac.
2) Now, open up Messages on your Mac, and open up your Preferences. Under accounts, you should see the same phone number and email address. If they aren’t the same, add the email address that’s missing. From here on out, iMessage should sync up.
3) If things aren’t working properly, it’s time to try the old “turn it off and back on again” tip. Head into Settings > Messages and turn iMessage off. Wait a few moments, then turn it back on again and wait for it to activate. That should get everything syncing again.
B) Messages aren’t getting sent or unable to receive after a lose in service
One of iMessage’s stranger problems seems to come when your attempt to send a message when you don’t have service and iMessage gets stuck in a loop where it can’t send and receive messages anymore. Worse, sometimes those messages are still marked at delivered.
The fix is really simple. You either delete the messages you attempted to send without service, or delete the thread entirely. To delete individual messages, open up Messages on your iPhone, tap and hold the message you want to delete, select “More” and check the box. Tap the trash can in the corner to delete the message. If that doesn’t do the trick, you can try to delete the entire message thread. Just swipe left on the thread and tap delete. If you’re worried about losing those message threads, you can back them up first.
C) Messages not Getting Sent Even With Service:
Sometimes, iMessage just decides that it’s not going to work even if you have good service. This can be because of all kinds of things, but the first place to check is Apple’s System Status site to make sure iMessage isn’t down.
If iMessage is working, then it’s time to try a few different solutions. First off, make sure “Send as SMS” is enabled in Settings > Messages. This makes it so a message will be send as a regular text message if iMessage doesn’t work. If it still won’t send, try turning iMessage off and on again.
If that doesn’t work, the problem might be with your network, so it’s time to try starting over from scratch. Head into Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. That’ll wipe your network settings, including Wi-Fi preferences, and can help reset iMessage so it works again.
D) Messages Are Marked as Delivered but Never Received After Switching to Android
If you still have your old devices, you just need to disassociate your iMessage account before switching to Android. On iOS head into Settings > Messages and turn iMessage. Do the same thing on your iPad if you have one. On your Mac, head into Messages > Preferences > Accounts, and do the same thing. Do this before you activate that new Android phone and you shouldn’t have problems.
Here’s how you deal with the problem:
Open Settings > Messages.
Toggle iMessage to Off.
Send a text to the black-hole number. (It should send as SMS.)
Turn iMessage back on in Settings > Messages.
E) iMessage Isn’t Working on Your Hackintosh
By default, you can’t get Messages running on a Hackintosh without some tinkering. The problem, is that Hackintoshs tend to cause problems with Apple’s servers.
First Things First: What Is a Hackintosh, Exactly?
A hackintosh is simply any non-Apple hardware that has been made—or “hacked”—to run macOS. This could apply to any hardware, whether it’s a manufacturer-made or personally-built computer. For the purposes of this guide, we’re only discussing a tried-and-true method for building a hackintosh that you build.
that prevented Hackintoshs from logging into iMessage. This guide includes the full installation instructions. Once you’re set up, you can use iMessages just like you would on a Mac. That means you’ll need to be comfortable with the idea of building your own machine and providing your own technical support when you run into problems.
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How Does His Guide Work?
It may seem strange to have an always up-to-date guide to building a hackintosh, because the process changes based on the hardware choices you make. Although this is true, it doesn’t change that much. We’ll be discussing the process of building a hackintosh on a broad level, as it applies to most hardware. As a result, this guide will not always be able to tell you the exact boxes to tick and choices to make, but it will teach you how to figure that out for yourself. We’ll hold your hand as tightly as possible through as much of the process as we can, but there will be some decisions you’ll have to make on your own. It can be a little scary sometimes, but that’s part of the fun.