How To Fix iPhone iPod iMessage Not Working in iOS 13.3

SCENARIO: Since Apple released iOS 13.3 last week, there's a rising trend of iOS 13 iMessage not working on iPhone or iPod touch problems. For instance, iMessage not Being Delivered, Effects/Emoji Not Working, App Crashing While Trying to Type a Message, iOS 13 messages on iCloud greyed out, etc.

iPhone iPod iMessage Not Working in iOS 13 Problem

How To Fix iPhone iPod iMessage Not Working in iOS 13.3

DIAGNOSIS: If your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (iPod touch series from 1-7) or Mac gets affected with these iOS 13 iMessage Not Working problem, you are not along! Here have some easy-to-follow tips to troubleshoot these types of iPhone iPod iMessage Not Working problem. As iOS 13 iMessage problems maybe get caught up due to variety of reasons, consider Turning Off/On iMessage, Fatch iMessage settings, Wifi / Cellular data signal strength, Apple System Status to find a clue.

Pro Tips: Keep it in mind that during large scale iOS software launches or occasionally when there is an iCloud outage occurring, iMessage may stop working for a short period of time. Check iMessage connection status here: Apple System Status . Alert: Found your iPhone is getting sluggish after updating to iOS 13? Don't be panic. Follow this tutorial to learn Why Is My iPhone So Slow and How To Fix.

iOS 13 iPhone iPod iMessage Not Working Problem

Check Apple iMessage Server System Status

Fix iOS 13 iPhone iPod iMessage Not Working Problems

FIXES: The iPhone, iPad or iPod touch iMessages not working issue in iOS 13.3 may have many situations involved. Common scenarios like you can't send or receive iMessages on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or you get an error when trying to activate iMessage, etc. Therefore, we have collected a bunch of tips on how to fix iOS 13 iPhone iPod iMessage not working problems (Some are general iPhone 6 Problems tips). Have a try to see if they'll work for you.

1. Can't Send or Receive iMessages on an iPhone or iPod? Try These Basic Tips.

For the general iOS 13 iMessages, like you see an alert when you send an iMessage, or if you cannot send to receive them at all, try these basic steps first.

Basic Tips on iOS 13 iMessage Problems:

  1. Restart your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  2. Check your Wifi network connection and Cellular data strength.
  3. If you're trying to send group MMS messages on an iPhone, go to Settings > Messages and turn on MMS Messaging. If there is no option to turn on MMS Messaging or Group Messaging on your iPhone, then your carrier might not support this feature.
  4. Make sure that you entered the correct phone number or email address for the contact.
  5. If you see a green message bubble, and the iPhone or iPod won't send your message via iMessage, then it means you can use SMS as iMessages alternative.
Cannot Send or Receive iMessages on iPhone iPod

Cannot Send or Receive iMessages on iPhone iPod

2. iMessage not delivered to another iPhone iPod? Use SMS as an alternative.

If you see an Exclamation mark icon says Not Delivered, apart from trying basic troubleshooting tips above, also try these tips:

Tips on iOS 13 iMessage Not Delivered Problem:

  1. Check your network connection first.
  2. Tap the Exclamation mark icon, then tap Try Again.
  3. If you still can't send the message, tap the Exclamation mark icon, then tap Send as Text Message. Messaging rates may apply. Contact your carrier for more information.
  4. Turn on Airplane Mode and turn off (Works for many users).
Fix iOS 13 iMessage Not Working Problem Tip 2

Fix iOS 13 iMessage not Delivered Problem

3. iMessage Effects Not Working After Updating To iOS 13.3? Quick Tips.

Since iOS 13 introduced the fancy iMessage effects feature, its malfunctioning probably is one of the most common complaints we hear by far. As the full iMessage effects work only when both sending and receiving device are running iOS 13 / 12/ 11 / 10, so confirm this before giving a try with tips below.

Tips on iOS 13 iMessage Effect Not Working on iPhone iPod Problem:

  1. Check if Reduce Motion is off.
  2. Check if the recipients use an iPhone, iPad or Mac too. Otherwise, the iMessage effects won't take in place.
iMessage Effects Not Working

iMessage Effects Not Working

4. Lost Your Messages OR accidentally Deleted Them? Restore Device from Backups.

This seems off topic of iOS 13 iMessage problems, but our users did get grounded by this issue. If you accidentally lost or mistakenly deleted your iMessages, follow this tutorial to retrieve your deleted iMessages in time.

Fix iPhone iPod iMessage Not Working in iOS 13 Problem

Fix iPhone iPod iMessage Not Working in iOS 13 Problem

5. SMS Service Denied from Unknown. Quick Tips.

If you're receiving an error message says Service Denied, from sender Unknown, try turn off / on Flight Mode to have a try. If the problem persists, this iOS 13 problem is likely your mobile phone carrier and not your Apple iDevice/iPhone. Try give a check with your mobile carrier to find a solution.

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Message Service Denied from Unknown

iMessage Service Denied from Unknown Issue iOS 13.3.

Further iPhone iPod iMessage Not Working Issues in iOS 13.3

Have you solve your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch iMessage not working problem in iOS 13.3 with our suggestions above? If yes, feel free to share this iOS 13 Problem tip to your friends. If not, drop a line to us and we will do the best to help you.

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