iPhone users prefer iMessage over the standard texts to communicate with their fellow iPhone users. iMessage doesn’t cost you a standard text message rate, and it also informs you when your message is delivered to the recipient. Recently, some iPhone users are facing this issue where their iMessage doesn’t say delivered.
Surprisingly, it doesn’t even say not delivered which casts doubt that if the message has been sent or not. Space, where the word delivered, is written remains empty. Luckily, this isn’t a major issue to be worried about. Here are some methods that can help you in sorting out this issue.
Disable iMessage and Enable it back:
Some iPhone users have addressed this issue by simply disabling the iMessage and then enabling it back. Here are the steps that you need to follow.
1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.
2. Scroll down a little and hit the option Messages.
3. Now the first option on the screen would be iMessage.
4. Toggle the option iMessage for a few seconds and then toggle it back on.
5. Now send an iMessage to someone and see if the issue has been addressed or not.
Check if you’re signed in to iMessage correctly:
Just to be sure that you are signed in to the iMessage correctly, it is recommended that you head to the Settings and follow the steps mentioned below.
1. Go to the option Messages.
2. Tap on the option Send and Received located beneath the option iMessage.
3. Now tap on the email ID written next to the Apple ID.
4. A pop-up, with three options on it, would appear on the screen. Choose the option Sign Out.
5. Now sign in back with your Apple ID and see if it helps the cause.
Check your Internet Connection:
You need to have a stable internet connection for iMessage to work properly. An unstable internet connection could also be the reason why delivered isn’t showing in the iMessages. If you are using a Wi-Fi for iMessage and the word delivered isn’t appearing then try switching to mobile data and see if it helps. Likewise, if you are using mobile data then consider using Wi-Fi to check if there is any problem with the cellular data.
Reset Network Settings:
One of the reasons why this issue could be occurring is due to disturbed network settings. When your iPhone’ network settings are disturbed, it affects the features like internet and iMessage. Again, there is no surety that this could be the reason so the best way to deal with it is by resetting the network settings. It is a simple and quick troubleshooting technique that doesn’t erase any data on your iPhone. Here is what you need to do.
1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.
2. Tap on the option General.
3. Now scroll down and hit the option Reset.
4. Choose the option Reset Network Settings.
5. Once done, try sending an iMessage and see if the delivered appears beneath the send message.
Note: If Resetting the Network Settings doesn’t help the cause then you can choose either Reset All Settings or Erase All Content and Settings. If you decide to choose Erase All Content and Settings then do not forget to create a backup for your data. Erasing all content and settings will restore the device to factory settings and it will guarantee the issue to be addressed.
The last option is to force restart your device. Here is how you can force restart different iPhone models.
For iPhone 8 or Later:
Quickly press-release the volume up button, then press-release the volume down button in quick succession. Once done, press-hold the sleep/wake button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
For iPhone 7 & 7 Plus:
Press-hold the sleep/wake button in tandem with volume down button for at least 7-10 seconds. Do not release them until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
For iPhone 6 Plus & Previous Models:
Press-hold the home and side/top button (as per the model) for 10 seconds. Do not release them until the Apple logo appears on the screen.