Widespread iMessage Outage Is Currently Affecting iOS users



Reports have hit the web today that Apple’s iMessage service is experiencing a widespread outage. The problem seems to be affecting all sorts of different iOS users, even though Apple’s iCloud status page shows no problems. The outage seems to be carrier independent as a number of users have reported problems on both AT&T and Verizon.

Because Apple’s iMessage service doesn’t use a carrier’s SMS protocols to communicate, iPhone users should still be able to send text messages, but it seems that users are having fewer problems when sending iMessages over WiFi rather than cellular data.

Frustrated iOS users have taken to Twitter to express their frustration in the lack of service, while Apple has yet to respond to the outage.


We’ve reached out to Apple for a response and will let you know as soon as updates are available.


Via: TNW

  • Joe Montoya

    Strange thing is that I can iMessage from my Mac to only a couple of users out of my feed of current convos. Why some and not others?

  • bfizzzle

    mines working just fine att ipad 3, austin tx

  • Zeteboy

    Crapped out here in Canada nova scotia. Sent as regular text though.

  • bfizzzle

    my notes on icloud are screwy. missing some notes.

  • Holt Lipman

    If Apple doesn’t acknowledge a problem, it doesn’t exist.

  • alex503

    Mines not working on 4S and iPad 2 GSM.

  • rcrider4

    It is working for me. iPad 2 WiFi

  • Ralph Dmz

    working fine here in mexico


    It’s not affecting me! iMessage is great!