iMessage Down for Some Users [Update: Service Restored]

The iMessage service that Apple users to send messages to one another appears to be down for some users, and messages are failing to go out or are taking an extra long time to send.

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There are numerous reports about the issue on social networks and a spike of outage reports on Down Detector, but Apple's System Status page is not yet reporting an outage.

Update: Apple's status page says iMessage service has been restored, with the outage lasting approximately 45 minutes from 2:49 p.m. to 3:35 p.m. Pacific Time. Apple says FaceTime, HomeKit, and Apple Messages for Business were also affected.

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Top Rated Comments

maxrest Avatar
5 weeks ago

I haven’t noticed anything here in North Carolina

Edit: I lied. Not delivering. Dang iMessage is becoming as unreliable as rcs on android.
Is it? When was the last time iMessage went down before this?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LilNasX Avatar
5 weeks ago
That's why I don't trust this page
https://www.apple.com/support/systemstatus/

because it says there everything is fine but my messages aren't going through.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bryan Bowler Avatar
5 weeks ago
Definitely down for me here in SoCal. Frustrating too because I'm in the midst of coordinating several important business things right now. Messages stopped functioning on my iMac, iPad, and iPhone about 10-15 mins ago.

First thing I did was reboot devices, then went to Apple's Services Status page (where it says it is up), and then I came to MacRumors to get the real truth! :)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Yomama126 Avatar
5 weeks ago
I’m on Long Island in New York. Don’t try turning it off on your phone to see if it will fix it because it won’t reactivate. Weird because it’s still working on my iPad.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
5 weeks ago
When did Apple get so bad at communicating issues to its users? We still don’t know why we got logged out of our accounts the other week or how year old previously deleted photos can suddenly re-appear right?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
steve09090 Avatar
5 weeks ago
People need to sleep more. I didn’t notice a thing down here in Australia.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)