[Outages-discussion] [EXTERNAL] Re: Question Re Strange (Outage Related?) iMessage Behavior

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at ianai.net
Tue Nov 7 17:28:45 EST 2017

Apple had several iMessage problems today, including non-delivery, delivery of months’ old messages, and other problems.

I think it is cleared up, not sure.


> On Nov 7, 2017, at 5:26 PM, Chapman, Brad (Contractor-NBCUniversal) <Brad.Chapman at nbcuni.com> wrote:
> Have them download the Services Test app by Amsys and run the full suite.  It will test connectivity to the Apple Push Notification Server, messaging server, and other things.
> https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/services-test/id663823983?mt=8
> Second, have them turn off Wi-Fi and see if the issue persists.  If it is resolved on cellular, they both have a networking issue.
> --Brad
> On 11/7/17, 2:17 PM, "Outages-discussion on behalf of Jay Hennigan" <outages-discussion-bounces at outages.org on behalf of jay at west.net> wrote:
>    On 11/7/17 1:54 PM, jrk1231-outml at nym.hush.com wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Sorry if this is slightly off-topic, but I can’t think of a better place 
>> to ask this question.
>> Okay… this may not be an outage per se, but it sure acts like one. I’m 
>> struggling to make sense of the behavior I’m seeing and hope someone can 
>> explain what is going on.
>> I have two cohorts in Portland, OR that are both on Verizon using 
>> iPhones. They are on separate WiFi networks which are on different ISP 
>> networks. Both have WiFi calling on, have strong cellular signal and 
>> strong WiF signal. This problem appears to have started about 11:00 to 
>> 12:00 today PST.
>    It sounds as if their iPhones aren't registered with Apple's message 
>    server. It could be a configuration setting in their phones or an 
>    authentication issue between the phones and Apple.
>> Problem: If I text either of them using iMessage, the message “hangs” on 
>> my end, shows as blue, but never shows as delivered. They never receive 
>> it. If they text someone on iMessage it sends as a green message 
>> (normally blue) and the message goes through as an SMS. Any attempts by 
>> the “green” recipient to reply to the message results in a “green” 
>> message that does not goes through.
>    --
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