[Contact] Has Notifications Silenced in Messages

Do you see a message with a crescent moon icon saying “[contact name] has notifications silenced” in the Messages app? You may wonder what this means. In this article, I will try to explain what a “notifications silenced” message means. This message may be displayed when you want to send messages to a friend using … Read more

iMessage Says Activation Unsuccessful, How to Fix

Several users have said that they are unable to turn on or sign in to iMessage. Users have further said that they see an error message saying “Activation unsuccessful. Turn on iMessage to try again”. When you are unable to turn on iMessage, a popup error message will also appear. This message may say: Unable … Read more

iMessage Not Working on Big Sur

Several users have reported that iMessage is not working properly on their Mac with Big Sur. More specifically, users are having the following issues: Users are not able to sign in to their iMessage accounts. iMessage keeps asking users to sign in. The iMessage app keeps crashing unexpectedly. iMessage gives different error messages, for example, … Read more

iMessage Read Receipts, How To Enable Or Disable On iPhone, iPad, and Mac

A read receipt confirms that your iMessage was opened. There may be scenarios where you may not want to send read receipts. There are two gray/blue status messages that will appear under each iMessage you send: Delivered. This means that the message was successfully delivered to your recipient’s phone. Read. The recipient has opened (presumably … Read more

Could Not Sign In To iMessage or FaceTime on Mac, Fix

Several users have said that they are unable to log into iMessage or FaceTime with their Apple IDs. Users are receiving the following message: Could not sign in to iMessage or FaceTime. An error occurred during activation. Try again. An error occurred during authentication. Some users have said that this problem started to occur after … Read more

iMessage Not Working? How to Fix

This article explains how you can fix if iMessage is not working as expected on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You might have problems trying to send iMessages. For example, you might see a red exclamation mark next to an iMessage you want to send, indicating your message did not send. You might also see … Read more

What is iMessage? How Does It Work?

We previously wrote an article titled “iMessage frequently asked questions“. In that article, we briefly explained the basics of iMessage. This article provides more detail. In this article, we explain what is iMessage, how it works and what you can do when it is not working. What is an iMessage? You can use iMessage to … Read more

#images Not Working, Fix

Several users have said that they were unable to send GIFs and images using #images in the Messages app on the iPhone or the iPad. They have said that they received the following message: “Could Not Share Image. The internet connection appears to be offline”. See the screenshot below: Your iPhone or iPad includes a … Read more