This is a discussion on Imessages within the iPad 2 Forum forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by thewitt I've never enabled FaceTime. iMessage works great for me. I don't believe there is any link that requires both be operational. ...
My friend has an iPhone, and we can't text using messages
Have no idea, she went to settings, messages, and turned everything on
She has att
Shouldn't matter which ISP you use. I'm on Telus Mobility 3G, Shaw cable wifi and my overseas contacts are on Virgin Mobile, Vodafone and other godforsaken entities and we use iMessage and FaceTime with never a problem.
Tell her to close her app completely and then relaunch it. From the home double press the home button to reveal your multi task bar. These are all the apps that you have opened at one time. Long press the app until it jiggles and a red minus sign will appear above it. Press the minus sign, this will close the app, not delete it, now press the home button to return to your screen. It's also a good idea to close all these apps. Check and see if it is operating now, if not a restart is in order.
Restart: Press and hold the power off button, the one at the top right. You will see a slide appear to power off, slide this and the screen will go dark and a Whirly will appear. When the Whirly disappears the iPhone is now off. Press the power button again until the Apple logo appears, this will take a few seconds and her iphone will restart. Now see if it is operating. If not a reset is the next step.
Reset: Hold the power off button and the home button simultaneously, keep holding them in and you will see the power off slide appear and disappear, wait until you see the Apple logo appear before releasing the buttons. It will take a little longer for her iPhone to start. This is a reset.
Hopefully this will get it going. Let us know.
Your instructions are to reset her phone to factory, I don't tink she wants to do that. I told her to contact the AT&T store where she bought it from.
No they are not. This reset will not change anything on her iPad, it is much like rebooting a computer. There is nothing to worry about taking this step and in actual fact will clear many problems.Originally Posted by grabbit97
Sorry yes you're right but same steps all the sameOriginally Posted by grabbit97
iMessage works brilliantly for me on my iPad 2 - most of the time. However approximately once a week it stops working. The progress bar stops when it's almost at the end and the message fails to be delivered. This will always happen if I reboot my iPad for any reason, but other times I haven't a clue why.
I can fix it myself by driving to the library (or visiting a friend who has wifi), and logging into their network. iMessage immediately begins working again, and I trot happily home, where it now works normally - until the next time.
Can anyone offer a clue to explain this strange behavior?
Cecilia at the Duckpond