iPhone Send Text Button Greyed Out? Fix.

iPhone Send Text Button Greyed Out? Fix.

If you create a new iMessage or text message on your iPhone, you may notice the up arrow (send button) is greyed out and you are unable to send the message. This was not an issue with cellular service or Wi-Fi, the message simply would not send to another mobile user device.

 




 

Our fix was to copy/paste the text message you created, cancel the text message, and then re-create the text message to the same person. Paste your text into the new message. The send button should be green again and you can send your text message normally again.

 

If this has been happening to you, please comment below to share your solution.
 
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Comments 8

Guest - Carol Smith on Thursday, 17 August 2023 06:22

I did as suggested and this hasn't worked at all. I've got to go to all the bother of re writing the message and sending by some other means. What is the matter with iPhone that it doesn't seem to work as well as Android.

I did as suggested and this hasn't worked at all. I've got to go to all the bother of re writing the message and sending by some other means. What is the matter with iPhone that it doesn't seem to work as well as Android.
Guest - Tom on Tuesday, 30 May 2023 09:46

This nuisance still happens to me. Running latest firmware and it’s annoying. Normally copy text message and cancel before writing a new.

This nuisance still happens to me. Running latest firmware and it’s annoying. Normally copy text message and cancel before writing a new.
Guest - Dawn on Friday, 03 February 2023 11:04

Has been happening to me when I am sending a text from another app. (Like a page from Safari) since the most recent update.

My fix is to remove person in the “To” and re-add. Blue arrow shows back up.

Has been happening to me when I am sending a text from another app. (Like a page from Safari) since the most recent update. My fix is to remove person in the “To” and re-add. Blue arrow shows back up.
Guest - Oz on Wednesday, 21 September 2022 14:46

I powered down and up again and the arrow was blue again and worked.

I powered down and up again and the arrow was blue again and worked.
Guest - Jeff on Tuesday, 20 September 2022 07:23

Happens all the time for me since the big update last week!

Happens all the time for me since the big update last week!
Guest - David on Tuesday, 14 December 2021 20:38

The suggested solution did not work for me. The arrow was gray on the second message, too.

My solution: I contacted the recipient via landline. Recipient sent a text message to my iPhone. After that the arrow was green and texting worked fine.

The suggested solution did not work for me. The arrow was gray on the second message, too. My solution: I contacted the recipient via landline. Recipient sent a text message to my iPhone. After that the arrow was green and texting worked fine.
Guest - Rory on Friday, 25 June 2021 18:51
Guest - Rory on Friday, 25 June 2021 18:49
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