iPhone 5s iMessage Issues After iOS 8.4 Update!

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    IOS 8.4 was released two weeks ago, and from that moment on, iPad and iPhone users keep complaining about all kinds of problems this version brought. When it comes to iPhone users, people reported issues with poor battery life, flickering screen, Wi-Fi, on different models. One of the things that bothers iPhone 5s users is iMessage. The issues are different, some cannot send media, and for others iMessage keeps crashing. This is not the first time there is some kind of problem with messages after iOS update. We will suggest some solutions, and we hope you will find them helpful. Here are 5 ways to fix iPhone 5s iMessage issues after iOS 8.4 update.

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    5 ways to fix iPhone 5s iMessage issues after iOS 8.4 update

    Solution No.1: Check the settings

    When you upgrade your device, some settings may change, which is why you need to make sure that iMessage, MMS and SMS are enabled. From the Home screen, tap on Settings > Messages.

    Solution No.2: Toggle iMessage

    When iMessage is enabled, and you are experiencing issues, one of the things you need to try is to turn off iMessage, and turn it back on. Just go to Settings > Messages > iMessage, switch it to off, and then on. Hopefully, this will fix iPhone 5s iMessage issues.

    Solution No.3: Reboot your device

    To reboot your iPhone 5s, hold the power button, and when the slider appears, drag it and turn off your device. When it’s off, hold the power button again, and turn it back on.

    Solution No.4: Reset network settings

    Usually, when having issues with iMessage, this may solve the problem, which is why it is one of 5 ways to fix iPhone 5s iMessage issues after iOS 8.4 update. Here is what you need to do:

    • Go to Settings
    • Tap on General
    • Select Reset
    • Select Reset Network Settings.
    Solution No.5: Restore your device

    This may also fix iMessage issues after iOS 8.4 update. Before you restore your iPhone 5s, get the latest version of iTunes software and backup your phone. Then, follow the steps below:

    • Connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac with USB cable
    • Select your device in iTunes
    • Select Restore from the Summary tab
    • Click one more time to confirm that you want to restore your device
    • After being restored, your iPhone will reboot
    • You can use the previous backup, or you can set up your iPhone 5s as a new device.
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