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iPhone Cannot Send Audio Messages at This Time? Reasons & Solutions

Posted by Brian Davis on Apr 10, 2023 9:00 AM • Category: Fix iPhone Issues
6 mins read

Advances in social media platforms have revolutionized the way we communicate with each other, saving and broadening the time and approach to communication. There are many prevalent social media platforms that facilitate communication between different countries, such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, etc.

While social media platforms have evolved in a diversified way, traditional SMS still plays an important role in our daily lives. And iMessage, seen as a complement, or advanced texting software for SMS, supports sending text, audio messages, files, photos, videos when connected to WiFi and cellular data. As of now, many iPhone users prefer to text someone with iMessage instead of other platforms. However, despite iMessage having lots of advantages, some errors may still exist. Some users complained that they always encounter "iPhone cannot send audio messages at this time". Why does this happen? Read this article to figure out the reasons and solutions.

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Part 1: Why does iPhone say cannot send audio messages at this time?

iPhone says cannot send audio messages at this time? Why? It can be briefly summarized as follows. Figuring out what is causing the problem may be useful to you in resolving the problem.

1. Poor network.

2. Disable iMessage.

3. The recipient disables iMessage.

4. The recipient uses an Android device.

5. The iMessage version is too old.

6. System issues.

These are the main reasons causing problems on iOS 16, you can fix sending audio messages not working on your iPhone from resetting some settings on your device. In addition, some systematic errors can cause problems that cannot be fixed by simple settings. In this article, all-sided solutions put forward from settings to system repair, are all mentioned in detail. Choose the appropriate one to fix your iMessage!

Part 2: How to fix iPhone cannot send audio messages at this time?

Method 1: Close Message & Enable iMessage again

You can only use the audio messaging feature if you have iMessage enabled on your iPhone. This may be useful for you if you shut down Messages that may be running for a long time and causing internal errors. Swipe up to close Messages and go to iMessage again on your iPhone as follows.

1. Navigate to Settings.

2. Find the icon of Messages, and tap on it.

3. Shut down iMessage and turn it back on again.

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Method 2: Check your network

The iMessage only can be used when you connect to a stable WiFi or cellular data. You will not be able to send audio messages to others if you do not have access to stable WiFi or cellular data. Therefore, it’s necessary to check whether your network is stable enough to use this feature. Sometimes, turning Airplane Mode on and off can help you fix your network. Try to follow the tips as follows to fix your unstable network.

1. Go to Settings.

2. The Airplane Mode button is clearly displayed below your Apple ID, turn it on, wait 30 seconds, and then turn Airplane Mode off.

turn on and off airplane mode

Method 3: Ensure the recipient available for audio messages

In fact, audio messaging is a feature of iMessage designed for iPhone users, not for SMS or Android users. So if the recipient does not enable iMessage on his iPhone or the recipient uses an Android device, a tip "Cannot send Audio Messages at this time" will show up when you try to send an audio message to the recipient. It's easy to figure out if you've already sent a message with iMessage or SMS. A message bubble in blue means you have sent a message by iMessage. If it's green, that means you have sent one by SMS.

Method 4: Update your iMessage

Actually, if the iMessage version is too old, it might affect you on using some features of the application. It's suggested that you update your iMessage version in the Apple Store. Bugs and errors, such as iPhone cannot send audio messages at this time, can be fixed in the newest version. Here's how to check your iMessage version and update it.

1. Go to the Apple Store.

2.Enter iMessage on the search bar and tap Search on your keyboard. If UPDATE is displayed on the right of the outcome, you can tap on it to update to the latest version. And if Open is shown on the right, that means you have already accessed the latest version.

update your imessages to the latest version

Method 5: Fix cannot send audio messages at this time with TunesKit iOS System Recovery

Do you still work hard to fix audio messages not working on iOS 16? All the settings ways do not work for you? Obviously, your iPhone is troubled with some system problems. There is an easy-to-use and 100% working tool highly recommended to you to help you fix your iOS system.

TunesKit iOS System Recovery, a professional and multi-functional system repair tool, specializes in various types of iOS system issues, including screen and mode stuck, iTune errors, factory reset without a password, iPhone keep restarting, iOS upgrade failure and other problems. The latest iOS 16 and all iOS devices are supported. Over 150+ system issues can be repaired. All your iOS system problems can be fixed with several steps, and step-by-step guide of each feature will be provided by TunesKit iOS System Recovery to assist you fix systematic issues in an easy and successful way, such as iPhone says cannot send audio messages at this time.

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The following shows you how to fix audio messaging not working on iMessage by using TunesKit iOS System Recovery.

Step 1: Connect Your Device

To begin with, you have to connect your iPhone to a PC and keep connecting while recovering your system. After connection, click "iOS System Repair" to start to fix your iPhone.

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Step 2: Choose problems & Repair type

The interface comes with "Standard Repair" and "Deep Repair". Click "Standard Repair" which is displayed on the left. Note: Standard Repair will not erase your data on iPhone while Deep Repair will remove all the data on your iPhone. If Standard Repair does not work, you can try to use Deep Repair to fix audio not working on iOS 16.

select standard mode

Step 3: Download Firmware Package & Begin to Fix

Check your device's information and begin to download the firmware package on the PC. After verifying the firmware package, click "Start" to fix your iOS system. Then wait for a while, you can totally fix the problem!

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Part 3: Conclusion

You can try to fix your iPhone cannot send audio messages at this time with the 5 solutions written in detail above. You are advised to fix your iPhone using TunesKit iOS System Recovery, which is easy to use and has a high success rate. Hope that you can learn something from this article.

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