iMessage troubleshooting


SoSH Member
Jul 14, 2005
Suburbs of Washington, DC
I text with multiple people each day. One person, whom I had frequently texted previously, now doesn't receive my texts. I receive his but when I send mine they initially are blue and then turn green (even though we're both on iPhones). I'm having no problems texting with anyone else, and I haven't changed any iMessage settings.

I did update recently the new iOS (as did the person who now isn't receiving my texts) but don't know whether that's related or not. I have also rebooted the phone.

Google reveals a ton of information on blue bubbles for texts between iOS devices and green for texts with non-iOS devices, but I can't seem to find anything on this particular issue -- texting not working to just one recipient.

Any ideas would be appreciated!


SoSH Member
Apr 23, 2010
Shot in the dark, but any chance your friend accidentally blocked you? On his phone, if he goes to Settings > Messages > Blocked Contacts he'll be able to see if that may be the issue.


SoSH Member
Jan 12, 2007
It might also be worth checking if you’re sending to email or phone version of their contact.