Just like president Obama said Tuesday, Apple's iOS 7 roll out has not been without its "glitches." The latest and possibly most aggravating bug for casual users has been the spotty functionality of iMessage, Apple's all-encompassing messaging platform for texting and desktop chatting.
Based on convos, the imessage/ios7 glitches seem to be affecting at least 1 out of 4 friends mt @ryansarver Is iMessage not working ...?— Evelyn Rusli (@EvelynRusli) October 2, 2013
Many iOS 7 adopters have posted complaints to social media about their difficulties sending messages or texts with the newest version of iMessage, being hit with error messages and lengthy delays in service. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple has acknowledged the bug and is on the case.
“We are aware of an issue that affects a fraction of a percent of our iMessage users, and we will have a fix available in an upcoming software update,” Apple said in a statement to the WSJ. “In the meantime, we encourage any users having problems to reference our troubleshooting documents or contact AppleCare to help resolve their issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes impacted users.”
Some users have had success temporarily resolving the issue by simply rebooting their devices, according to tech site BGR. Though, in some cases, it was necessary to also refresh device network settings by way of the Settings > General menu and disabling and re-enabling the iMessage app in Settings > Messages.
Even with this temporary "fix," some users have complained of issues; however BGR has also reported that, much like it did with the 7.0.2 update, Apple should be offering an over-the-air patch sometime next week to solve this problem.
There's still no word yet on when healthcare.gov will be glitch-free, but Apple, in the meantime, appears to be hustling to get out with these quick fixes.
Cool, after "fixing" it, iMessage is refusing to send messages again. Awesome. Love iOS. So good.— chris grant (@chrisgrant) September 30, 2013