Question: If there's no red exclamation point indicating that the delivery has failed, and there's no "delivered" text underneath the message, what does it mean? I've been corresponding with someone in the Middle East via iMessage; does this mean that their phone is cellular-disabled or turned off, or just that they're in an area with no service? My iPhone is running the latest iOS 11.3. Is there any problem with my phone?
If you are asking this question now, it means your iMessage application does not display a delivered check mark even after your messages are pushed. This calls for concern if a 'Not delivered' symbol is not shown either and that space is just left blank. If you've been having this issue, you shouldn't panic because many people have also had this issue, and there are solutions available. It is something that can be fixed easily. There are two trustworthy methods we recommend and both of them work even your device runs iOS 11.3.
1. Make Sure Your iPhone Is Optimized to Send iMessages
There might be a few things that you overlooked when setting up your iMessage. To confirm that everything is selected properly, backtrack and check all the settings on your phone related to iMessage. Here are a few things you should check for:
1. Check internet connection
Make sure you are properly connected to the Wi-Fi or your cellular connection. You may just go to Settings > Wi-Fi to check if your Wi-Fi is properly connected.
2. Check cellular data balance
You might be out of cellular data and not even know it. Go to Settings > Cellular > Usage and see if your data has run out.
3. Check contact list
Check if you're sending to a contact with just an email ID or a number. It might help if the contact is saved along with the email ID of the person. This shouldn't be a hassle as everyone who uses iMessage already has an Apple email ID.
4. Check if you're signed into iMessage correctly
To be totally sure of this, it is advisable you sign out of iMesssage and sign back in. To do this, go to Settings and then Messages. Tap on the 'Send and Receive' option. Next, tap where it says 'Apple ID: (your Apple ID)' and select 'Sign Out'. Sign back in using your Apple ID and test to see if it worked.
But if all the above have been checked, but the problem still remains unsolved, it could mean that the recipient's phone cannot receive messages at the moment. It could be switched off, put in Airplane mode or out of range. This means that the message has already been pushed and will deliver once they have a good internet connection. The message can also be delivered after a few minutes as a text message, if you selected the option of delivering as text when iMessage isn't working. This option is labeled 'Send as SMS'.
To enable Send as SMS, go to Settings and select Messages to view the options. This will help in the event that iMessage fails, your messages will still get delivered as SMS.
2. Solve iMessage Not Saying Delivered by Fixing iOS (iOS 11.3 Supported)
If you have tried all possible means to get the problem solved but still fail, chances are that there are problems in the iOS firmware. To fix this, you need to reset your iPhone. The iMyFone iOS System Recovery program is used to fix various types of iOS issues that could come up with iPhone, iPad or iPod from time to time such as Recovery mode, Apple logo, black screen of death. It comes in highly recommended by many tech experts and users who have used it to fix issues on their phones.
Best of all, you don't have to worry about erasing your data during the resetting with its Standard Mode. It will leave your messages, contacts, photos, and videos as they have been after it has reinstalled the latest iOS, which is iOS 11.3 for now, to your device. You can use this program to fix the issues with your iMessage. Before start, you'll need to download iMyFone iOS System Recovery to your computer and launch the program. Here's how it works.
Step 1. There are 3 modes to choose from the home screen. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable and click on the Standard Mode button.
Step 2. You'll need to set your device into DFU mode or Recovery mode to get it detected by the program.
Step 3. Select and download firmware. Firmware works to fix any issues with your phone so it will locate the problem itself, and work to fix it.
Step 4. Once it is done, your device will reboot and will be back to normal. Check if it worked by going to your iMessage and sending a message to someone who also uses iMessage.
Next time when you find that the iMessage app does not say delivered after you have sent the message, try the following methods to try fixing the issue. And among all the fixes, resetting your iOS with iMyFone iOS System Recovery is strongly recommended for its better chance of iOS issue fixing without risking removing your data.