iMessage doesn’t say delivered (Here’s Why)

Looking at the question of the day, iMessage doesn’t say delivered, what could be the reason why imessage never say or show delivered after sending a message on your iphone or ipad.

This is the question of the day and what we’ll be looking into.

By default, it is compulsory that iMessage must say delivered. If imessage never delivered after sending a message then there is a reason as to why such happened.

Let’s proceed to the reason why imessage never said delivered.

imessage doesn't say delivered

iMessage doesn’t say delivered

iMessage doesn’t say delivered is caused when the recipient has blocked the sender, or the recipient imessage is unavailable.

Most times, whenever imessage never say delivered after sending a message, we may think that the recipient has blocked us on his or her iphone.

But that may not be the case.

There are Several reasons why iMessage doesnt say delivered and not just when someone has been blocked by the recipient.

Here in this article, i will show you how to know that you have been blocked by the recipient and that is the reason why imessage doesnt say delivered after sending a message.

But note that it is very compulsory that imessage must say delivered after sending a message on your iphone or ipad.


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Reasons imessage doesn’t say delivered

Below are the list of reasons why iMessage doesn’t say delivered on iphone or ipad.

1. When the recipient phone is switched off

Switched off

One of the reason why imessage doesn’t say delivered if when the recipient phone is switched off, thus making imessage to be unavailable.

When a phone is switched off, this will automatically switch off imessage as well, but if the recipient’s apple ID is connected to ipad, apple watch or Mac, and which they’re active, imessage will be delivered to any of the apple devices.

2. When the recipient phone has no active internet connection

As imessage is an instant messaging service, it requires an internet connection in order to send and receive messages.

Once there is no internet connection on a given Apple device, imessage will never function because it requires Internet connection like Wi-Fi or cellular data.

In the case of Imessage doesn’t deliver, it may be due to the fact that the recipient iPhone or Apple device has no active Internet connection like the Wi-Fi or cellular data.

Once there is no active Internet connection, iMessage will be  unavailable.

3. you may have been blocked by the recipient

This is one of the major reasons why I message doesn’t say delivered, you may have been blocked by the recipient.

In this type of situation, if you send multiple imessages on different occasions and which doesn’t get delivered to the recipient, it may be due to the fact that the recipient has blocked you on his or her iPhone or Apple device.

However, you need to be very sure that you have been blocked by the recipient before you conclude that indeed that the reason why imessage doesn’t say delivered is because the recipient has blocked you.

In order to verify and confirm that you have been blocked by the recipient, I recommend you to try to call the recipient using cellular call or facetime.

If any of these didn’t go through, then it shows that you have been blocked by the recipients.

On iPhone or any Apple device, when your block someone or a contact on your message app or imessage, it has automatically blocked the person on facetime, cellular calls or even on SMS text messages.

This is how iPhone blocking works.

Using sent as Text message when imessage is unavailable

This comes in handy to know if truly the recipient has blocked you on his or her iPhone, or if imessage is truly unavailable on the recipient phone due to no Internet connection.

In this type of situation, you have to enable send as SMS on your phone.

This feature is only available on iphones as you won’t see it on ipad or Mac.

All you have to do is to go to your iPhone Settings app, scroll down to messages and open it.

Scroll down a bit and you will see where it says send as SMS ( Send as sms when imessage is unavailable.  Network provider messaging rates may apply.

imessage doesn't say delivered

So please make sure that you enable or turn on send as SMS on your iPhone.

Once you have done that, if you send a message on imessage and which doesn’t get delivered to the recipient due to the fact that imessage is  unavailable, the sent imessage will automatically switch to SMS text message and get sent to the recipient.

Below the message you will see sent as text message and which will be green in color indicating that the message was sent as SMS text message using the cellular network service and not Internet connection.

Now if you have been blocked by the recipient, sent as text message you will never work because you have been blocked on the recipient’s iphone and it will also block you from sending SMS text messages, imessages facetime calls and cellular calls.

Talking about the reason why iMessage doesn’t say delivered, you should know that the major reason why imessage doesn’t say delivered is due to the fact that imessage is  unavailable on the recipient phone or apple device.

imessage doesn’t say delivered or read

If iMessage doesn’t say imessage doesn’t say delivered or read, it is due to the fact that iMessage is unavailable and for iMessage to say read, it must first say delivered.

On every instant messaging apps and services, delivered comes before read.

Once a message gets sent to the recipient, it will show sent, followed by delivered and lastly read which indicates that the recipient has opened and read the message.

If a message doesn’t show delivered, it will never show read.

A message can show delivered but won’t show read and this is the case of the recipient turning off read receipts or read the message on preview which won’t trigger read receipts.

However, there is no option to turn off delivered on any message app as long as read receipts is enabled in the case of instant messaging apps or services.

In a situation whereby iMessage doesn’t say delivered or read, it is due to the fact that iMessage is unavailable or you may have been blocked by the recipient.

Kindly scroll up and you will see the reasons imessage doesn’t say delivered.

what happens if imessage doesn’t say delivered?

If iMessage doesn’t say delivered, it won’t get delivered to the recipient. 

It will remain not delivered until iMessage is available and active on the recipient iPhone in a situation whereby you are not blocked by the recipient.

If Send as SMS is enabled, the sent iMessage which is not delivered will change to sms text message and get sent to the recipient.

In a situation whereby you are blocked by the recipient, nothing will be sent or get delivered even if you enabled send as sms when imessage is unavailable.

Remember, it is very compulsory for iMessage to say delivered as it means that the recipient has successfully received the sent iMessage.

Then if it shows read, the recipient has opened and read the messages.

If your sent imessage doesn’t say delivered, there’s nothing you can do other than to wait and try again. If this is happening to a particular person on your iPhone, then the problem is not from your side but rather from the recipient’s side.

And once the problem is not from your end, all you have to do is to wait to see if it will get delivered or try to enable Send as sms in order to send the iMessages as sms text messages.

If imessage doesn’t say delivered did it send?

The answer is no. If iMessage didn’t say delivered, then it simply means that the message wasn’t a successful one as the recipient is yet to receive the message.

For you to know that a message has been received by the recipient especially iMessage, it must show delivered.

However, this is applicable to just iMessage as sms green text messages on iPhone doesn’t say delivered and that is very poor from Apple.

Once a message or iMessage says delivered, you don’t have to worry because the recipient has received the sent message.

It is left for the recipient to open and read the messages.

Where the problem lies is when the message never says delivered after sending a message and which occurs to just a particular contact on your iPhone.

You may have been blocked, the recipient phone switched off or offline, iMessage not available.

So once a Message doesn’t say delivered especially on multiple different occasions, it is something to worry about especially if you want to reach the person.

Asking what does it mean when imessage doesn’t say delivered, it simply means that iMessage is unavailable on the recipient phone as of the time you’re sending the message or the recipient has blocked you on his iPhone or Apple device which prevents the message from getting delivered.

Remember, blocked messages on iPhone will get delivered as sms text messages and not as iMessages.

And with this, I come to the conclusion on the question of the day, the reason why imessage doesn’t say delivered on iPhone, iPad, Mac or the Apple watch.

           

I'm Kennedy Nora by name, a tech enthusiast who loves writing articles on tech tips and tutorials. My main focus is about mobile tech and gadgets.

    

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