iMessage Doesn’t Say Delivered? Here’s How to Fix It

08/08/2018 Posted by FoneGeek

iMessage Not Saying Delivered

I sent an iMessage to a friend, and at the bottom it doesn't say "Delivered" as it usually does. It doesn't say "Not Delivered" either, it just doesn't say anything at all. What does it mean when an iMessage doesn't say Delivered? And how to fix the error?
                                                                                                   — Asked by Hugo in Apple StackExchange

Have you ever faced the same problem like Hugo that iMessage doesn't say "Delivered" on your iPhone? No delivered check below the text message or a read exclamation mark for failed delivery? Well, this is surely something to be concerned about, but not something to be panic. There can be several reasons why your iMessage not saying delivered. In this article, we will talk about this issue and how it can be easily fixed, in detail. Read on to know more. 

Solution 1. Check iPhone Network Connection 

One of the reasons why your iMessage not showing delivered can be a broken network connection. To ensure your iPhone network connection is up and working, check it thoroughly. To check your iPhone Internet connection, all you need to do is: 

  1. On your iPhone, open "Settings". 
  2. Click on the "Wi-Fi" or "Cellular" tab. 
  3. Check if your iPhone is connected to the Internet. 

Check iPhone Network Connection

If your iPhone is not properly connected to your cellular data or Wi-Fi connection, your iMessage will not get delivered. 

Solution 2. Check Cellular Data Balance

If you do not use a Wi-Fi connection but use cellular data to browse the Internet, check your cellular data balance if your iMessage doesn't say delivered. After all, you cannot push an iMessage without cellular data. To check your cellular data balance, follow the steps given below: 

  1. Go to "Settings" and click the "Cellular" tab. 
  2. Scroll down to find and click the "Usage" tab. 
  3. Under the "Usage" section, you can check the used data. 

Check Cellular Data Balance

Make sure that your cellular data plan is still available if you use it to send iMessage. Or your iMessage will not get delivered. 

Solution 3. Turn iMessage Off and Then On 

If you've tried both the methods mentioned above and your iPhone is connected to a network or your cellular data is still available for use, it's time to try the third method – restarting the iMessage service on your iPhone. To re-activate iMessage, just follow the steps as below:

  1. Go to "Settings" and click the "Messages" tab. 
  2. Turn off "iMessage" and wait for minutes. 
  3. Turn on iMessage again and you should be able to send iMessage now. 

Restart iMessage Service

If your iMessage not saying delivered, it is most likely there is something wrong with the iMessage service. Try to restart iMessage to fix the issue. 

Solution 4. Send iMessage as Text Message 

If all the above methods have been checked, but the problem still remains unsolved, it may due to the person you sending the iMessage to has an Android device. In such case, you can enable the feature to send the iMessage as text messages. Below is the steps on how to enable Send as SMS: 

  1. Open "Settings" on your iPhone. 
  2. Go to "Messages", scroll down to find "Send as SMS" and tab it. 
  3. Tap and hold the iMessage you wanted to send as text messages, then choose "Send as text message" from the options. 

Enable Send as SMS

Now you'll be able to send a text message when iMessage is unavailable or the receipt in a non-iOS device. Note that standard carrier message rates will apply. 

Solution 5. Restart Your iPhone or iPad

Rebooting iPhone can help to solve some common iOS errors. If an iMessage delivered not showing, you can try to resend it after restarting your iPhone or iPad. Follow the steps below to restart your iOS devices: 

Restart iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X: 

  1. Press and hold the side button and either the volume button until the switch on/off slide appears on the screen. 
  2. Slide the toggle button to switch off your iPhone XS. 
  3. Once your iPhone XS switched off, press and hold the side button again until the Apple logo appears on the screen. 

Restart iPhone 8/7/6s/6, iPad, and earlier versions of iPhone: 

  1. Press and hold the side or top button until the switch on/off slide appears on the screen. 
  2. Slide the toggle button to switch off your iOS device. 
  3. Once switched off, press and hold the side or top button again until the Apple logo appears on the screen. 

Restart iPhone or iPad

If your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 11 or the latest iOS 12, you can easily turn off your device by going to "Settings > General > Shut Down". 

The Final Option – Use FoneGeek iOS System Recovery 

If you have tried all possible means but still failed, here's the last and final option to fix a situation where an iMessage doesn't say delivered – use FoneGeek iOS System Recovery app. It is a robust third-party tool using which you can solve different types of iOS issues, such as iPhone stuck on Recovery mode, DFU mode, iPhone stuck on Apple logo, black screen of death, and more. It is fully compatible with all iOS version and iOS devices, including iOS 12, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, and iPhone 8/8 Plus. 

Download Win Download Mac

Download and install FoneGeek iOS System Recovery on your computer, then follow the steps mentioned below: 

  1. Run the iOS System Recovery software on your desktop. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer with USB cable and click on the "iOS System Recovery" option. 
  2. Follow the on-screen steps to set your device into DFU mode or Recovery mode to begin the repair process. 
  3. Confirm your iPhone details and click "Repair" to download the repaired plug-in and restore iPhone. After that, your iPhone/iPad will reboot and iMessage will be back to normal. 

iOS System Recovery

The Final Thought 

iMessage doesn't say delivered? Worry not! By now, after reading this article, you should know different methods you can use to solve the iMessage delivery mystery. Try them one by one and you'll get all your answers. Among them, fixing the issues of your iMessage with FoneGeek iOS System Recovery is strongly recommended. You don't have to worry about losing your current data like messages, contacts, photos, videos and more with its Standard Mode. If unfortunately you've lost imessages and other important data on your iPhone, try to use FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery. This powerful tool can help you recover deleted text messages on iPhone, as well as contacts, call logs, WhatsApp, Viber, photos, videos and more. 

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