Alexandra Malureanu
Published by Alexandra Malureanu,

Apple recently released a new iOS 7.0.3 update that addresses a few iMessages issues such as:

  • iMessage failed to send for some users
  • iMessage could not activate

Apple iOS 7.0.3 update iMessages bug fix

The above issues are fixed by updating to iOS 7.0.3. But are there many other iMessage issues? We have listed some below, and how you can address these meanwhile.

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iOS 7 iMessages using resources even after message deletion?

Check the iPhone resources/space allocated to your iMessages by simply going to: Settings > General > Usage. If after deleting your messages you still have considerable space used for messages then that means you are enjoying a lovely iOS 7 bug.

To reduce the space allocated to your non-existing/freshly deleted messages (as you might have deleted them especially to gain more space) you could try some tricks:

  • Reset the iOS device. Note that nothing will be lost! - Simply reset the iPhone: Hold down the On/Off button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds (until the Apple logo will appear).
  • Restore from a previous backup where messages didn't take that much resources. Note: Make sure you perform a backup of your current data to keep safe.
  • Restore to factory settings. This will make you start your Apple journey again and will make you lose all settings and data. So, make sure you have a backup at hand with all needed data to import on (eg: contacts, photos, notes, emails etc).
  • Perform an iTunes backup and try to rebuild it, by removing the deleted messages bits, then restore the backup back to your iPhone. Use iPhone Backup Extractor to access the sms.db file (3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28). Note that this process requires advanced technical knowledge of SQL and sms.db files.

Deleted the message icon on your iPhone?

There is no need to factory reset your iPhone or to restore from a previous backup to fix this issue. To easily get the iPhone message icon back by follow the steps below:

Go to Settings on the iPhone > click General > Reset > Reset Home Screen Layout

You will see that the message app icon will magically reappear.:)

Have you spotted any other messaging related problems in iOS 7? If so tell us more!

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