Apple released iOS 7 for free less than 2 weeks ago. Bugs are now popping up in this software, just like they do after all software releases. Today, Apple confirmed that it is working on a fix for an iMessage glitch, according to an Oct 2 report in ZDNet.
This glitch is causing messages not to be sent over iMessage on some iOS 7 iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices and affects maybe 10 percent of users. Apple's iMessage on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is a service that allows you to send unlimited texts over Wi-Fi to anyone who also has an iDevice (on Macs too, but Macs don't use iOS). The texts are free for both sender and recipient.
A makeshift solution suggested by users in some Apple forums is to tap Settings>Messages. Then, after disabling iMessage, tap Wi-Fi and reset network settings. Finally, tap Messages again and re-enable iMessage.
The fix should come as early as next week, with the release of iOS 7.0.3. Already reports are that Apple is testing this update in-house.
This will be the third update since iOS 7 was released on Sept 18. The first one repaired glitches occurring when a user made iTunes purchases using the fingerprint sensor, and addressed a few other bugs. The second update patched a bug that permitted someone to bypass the lockscreen passcode on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices.