It is very normal for Apple’s big mobile operating system updates to have a few glitches to work out and iOS 7 is no different. Users have complained of motion sickness caused by the flying animations, security breaches were corrected within a day, and now some are posting comments on Apple forums that iMessage is acting funny.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the issue, which only appears to be affecting a minority of users, is getting Apple’s attention.
“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. “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.”
According to the support forums, users are experiencing a glitch whereby iMessages appear to be sent but later show as unsent with the red exclamation point next to the text.
Some users have added information in the forums that a work around is possible. One is to restart your iOS device. Another is to disable iMessages, reset the Network Settings, and then turn iMessages back on. To reset the Network Settings, go to your Settings app and select “General” from the list. Then, select “Reset,” and then “Reset Network Settings.”
Based on Apple’s statement, expect an update to iOS 7 soon.