Apple Fix Coming for iMessage Bug

The list of bugs in Apple's new iOS 7 is growing, including, most recently, one related to the iMessage app. On Wednesday, Apple said it knows about the iMessage issue and is working on a fix.

Posts on various online forums have recounted problems with the updated app in the most recent version of the operating system, such as requiring users to resend messages, not sending free texts and photos over the iMessage Wi-Fi-based platform, or messages marked with an alert indicating they didn't go through.

The technology giant has issued a statement that it is "aware of an issue that affects a fraction of a percent of our iMessage users, and we will have a fix available in an upcoming software update." It added that, "in the meantime," users were encouraged to "reference our troubleshooting documents or contact AppleCare to help resolve their issue."

Workarounds for iMessage

Some users have posted workarounds, such as turning off iMessages, resetting network settings, and turning iMessages on again, or even rebooting the device.

Some users are contending that the iMessage problem began with the newest update, version 7.0.2, which was issued late last month to fix a bug that could allow a user to gain access to the multitasking and other areas of an iPhone without first entering a passcode in the Lock screen.

A user could swipe up on the Lock screen, bring up the control center, gain access to the clock, click on the clock and hold the power button until it brings up "slide to power off," then hit cancel and double click the home button to gain access to the multitasking area.

The iMessage issue is only the latest in a variety of reported bugs. A user named Kevil10, for instance, commented Tuesday on NewsFactor.com that "one flaw still not fixed is...

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