How to fix iMessage Not Saying Delivered issue on iPhone

Users of Apple devices keep staying loyal to the brand for many reasons. Out of the numerous reason you can think of, iMessage is one of the most popular reasons why people wish to stick into the Apple ecosystem. iMessage is a safe and free way to send texts, images, and stickers to other people who have got Apple devices. If you are someone that uses iMessage, you will be knowing about the texts going as blue bubbles and everything else. But, what do you do if and when your iMessage reports that the message has not been delivered? Well, read on through this guide to know why iMessage does that.

Apart from iMessage letting you send all forms of texts for free using your internet connection, it also provides you with receipts and delivered statuses of the texts that have been sent. This ensures that the sender doesn’t have to worry whether the person has read their text or not. These are simple indicators that let you stay stress-free about a text being sent and overall great reasons to stick to iMessage on any Apple device. With that being said, let’s take a look at how to fix iMessage not saying delivered to a sent text.

iMessage Not Saying Delivered

There are plenty of reasons as to why your iMessages is not displaying the Delivered status. Let’s take a look at the reasons and also see what you can do to get the Delivered Status back again.

How to fix iMessage Not Saying Delivered issue on iPhone


Here are a few reasons that might factor in why iMessage is not saying Delivered after a text.

Blocked by the Recipient

So, you decided to send a few texts to someone and noticed that the messages don’t seem to be getting delivered. What could be the case? Well, the person might have blocked you on iMessages from their iOS device. In such a case, there is nothing anybody can do, and it’s a matter of your problem.

The recipient no longer uses an Apple Device

Now, if you and the other person have regular conversations on iMessage, then there is no concern. However, if the person has maybe changed their device to an Android and has their number still active on iMessage. So basically, you are sending texts via iMessage that nobody will be ever reading.

Recipient’s Device Offline

If the recipient is either on a call or has no internet access at a particular time, then the texts will not be sent. iMessage will display the Delivered status only when the person is connected to the internet or has disabled the DND mode on their device. In this case, the only thing you can do is wait for the person to come back online.

Possible Issues and Method to Fix

Well, if you think that you do not face any of the above-mentioned issues,  it could be an error from your side. Check these issues as well as the fixes.

Proper Internet Connection

iMessage works perfectly with an internet connection. So, if the wifi network that you are connected to isn’t working or your mobile data coverage is weak, it would be best to switch to a better network that has better coverage and reception. Once your iPhone gets a better interest connection, the message should be sent, and you will get the delivered status from iMessage.

iMessage might be temporarily down

Now you need to know that no matter how good any particular software or program is, there are chances for a small issue or for that matter a bug to creep in and get unnoticed. These small bugs can be annoying, especially if you are someone that relies on and uses iMessage to a great extent. You can solve this by simply turning off and turning on the iMessage service.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iOS device.
  2. Now, select the Messages option.
  3. On the next screen, you will see the iMessage option and a toggle next to it.
  4. Tap on the toggle to turn it off and then tap on it to turn the service on again.
  5. With the service restarted, simply open up iMessages, and head to the chat that didn’t show the Delivered status.
  6. The text should now show that it has been delivered.

Restart iPhone

Now, there are possibilities of a few bugs that might be causing such an issue. The best you can do is simply power off your iPhone and power it back again. And with a restart, you can be hopeful of seeing the delivered status in your iMessage chats.


And these are the reason why iMessages is not saying or displaying Delivered after a text or texts. The solutions to fix these issues are simple and easy. However, for some issues, there is no practical solution. The only way to get the message across is by either using any other messaging service or sending the message as an actual SMS. If you have any doubts or queries, feel free to ask them in the comments below.

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Enjoy games, 90's hip-hop, and tech. Loves exploring the infinite world of laptops and food. Every ready to provide assistance in anything that rocks his boat. Will gladly enjoy capturing memories through various lenses. Worked previously at PiunikaWeb as an author and researcher.

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