iPhone X/8 iMessage Effects Not Working in iOS 11/11.1/11.2

“Sending iMessage with new effects doesn’t work. I can receive messages with new effect and it displays correctly. I was in the iOS 11 beta 5. On iPhone X”

If you are an iPhone user, you must already be excited about the new jazzed up features of iMessages. However, some of the users have complained the iMessages features do not seem to be working well. If you are facing this problem as well? You must be desperately looking for ways by which you can fix it. Here we will explore some of the different issues which people faced and then even suggest you the right solutions for it.

Part 1. Common Issues on iMessages after Upgrading to iOS 11/11.1/11.2

There are some of the common problems which you may have faced or may face when using iMessages on your iPhone, such as messages are not sent or received even when you have service, messages not syncing between your desktop and your iPhone, messages app crashing, etc. iMessages effects not working is the most frequently mentioned in recent days.

Part 2. How to Fix iMessage Effects Not Working

Solution 1. Disable 'reduce motion'

By choosing to turn off ‘reduce motion’, you can solve a ton of iMessages issue. This feature is mainly enabled for disabling the parallax effect of the app icons. Here is how you can do it.
Head to ‘Settings’ and then tap on ‘General’. Now open ‘Accessibility’ and then choose the ‘Reduce motion’ option. Turn it off.

disable reduce motion

Solution 2. Disable and enable iMessages

Sometimes this weird but simple thing does the tick. All you have to do is head to ‘Settings’ and then to ‘iMessages’. Turn it off. Wait for almost 10 seconds to ensure that the service gets deactivated. Now turn it on. It is likely to fix some temporary issues that may have popped out of nowhere.

disable enable imessage

Solution 3. Sign out and then sign in to iMessages

Sometimes you need to sign out from all your connected Apple devices to fix the error. So, go to ‘Settings’ and then to ‘Messages’. Now, head to the ‘send and receive’ option and then tap the ID with which you access iMessages. Click on it and then click on ‘sign out’ from the pop up. Do this on all the connected Apple devices.
Then after 10 seconds on the same page, use the option, ‘use your apple Id for iMessages’ and then sign in to your message.

Sign out and then sign in to iMessages

Solution 4. Reset iPhone to factory settings

This option should be resorted to only if the above ones don’t work because it can lead to data loss.
Head to ‘Settings’ and then move to ‘General’. Now, tap on ‘Reset’ and then click on ‘Reset all settings’. If you have a password enabled, you will have to enter it and then tap on ‘reset all settings’ once again to confirm your move.

reset all settings

Solution 5. Reinstall iOS 11/11.1 with iMyFone iOS system recovery

iMyFone iOS System Recovery is one of the smart tools which can be used to fix a lot of iPhone problems, with iMessages being one of them. This tool comes packed with amazing features and here are some of them.

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Key Features:

  • Fixes problem like stuck on the Apple Logo, stuck at recovery mode, etc.
  • You can use the Standard Mode, Exit Recovery Mode and Advanced Mode to repair your iPhone without incurring any data loss.
  • With one click, your iPhone 6/7/8, even iPhone X will be back to normal.
  • It allows to fix iPhone/iPad/iPod touch with iOS 11/11.1/11.2/10/9/8/7 version.

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Step 1. Download iMyFone iOS system recovery on the system and install it. Connect your iPhone on computer and the click on standard mode.

select standard mode

Step 2. The program will prompt you to enter the phone in the DFU or the recovery mode. Follow the instruction on the interface below to put your iPhone into DFU/Recovery mode.

put your iPhone into DFU mode

Step 3. When the iPhone has entered any of the two modes, the program will detect new firmware for your device automatically and you will be prompted to download it.

download firmware package

Step 4. When the firmware package has been downloaded, click ‘start to fix’ and the issues will be fixed.

fix your iphone

With these steos, your iMessages should work absolutely fine like before.

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