Update: Apple fixed the problem it was having with iMessage on Thursday.
If you aren’t getting texts from your friends, don’t blame your iPhone. It’s a larger problem. Apple reports that its iMessage service has been having difficulties for several hours.
A check of Apple’s official System Status page shows the messaging service is listed as having an “issue.” The iPhone-maker warns that this means, “users may be unable to access this service.”
At the time of this writing, the issue had been going on for just over three hours. If you aren‘t having problems, it doesn’t mean the system is fixed. Apple says “some users are affected.” That’s why the indicator icon on the system status page is yellow rather than red.
No other Apple services are affected. Everything else has a green light.
We’ll update this article if/when the status of iMessage changes.