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[Fixed] iMessage Bubble Effects Not Working in iOS 10/10.2/10.3

March 22, 2017 02:51 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to iPhone Topics
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Since iOS 10 was available in October 2016, many people have already upgraded their device to experience the cool features of this new version. One of the most amazing changes is the Message app, which allows users to send iMessage with bubble or screen effects. However, some people also complained iMessage bubble effects not working in iOS 10 or iOS 10.1/10.2/10.3 and have no ideas to fix it.

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The reasons for this issue are usually enabled Reduce Motion or something wrong with the Message application. You can turn off Reduce Motion first to fix this problem. If you unluckily failed to fix this this issue, try the following methods to bring bubble scrren effects back to work quickly.

Part 1: Common Methods to Fix iMessage Bubble Effects Won't work in iOS 10

1. Quit iMessage and then launch it again
Double press the Home button and swipe up the Messages app to turn it off. Then tap the app again to open it.

2. Turn off and turn on iMessage in Settings
If the iMessage bubble effects still not showing up after quit the app, you can turn it off in Settings. Go to Settings app > Messages > Turn off iMessage > Turn it on after a few seconds.

turn off imessage

3. Restart and force reboot your iOS devices
Press and hold down wake/sleep button, drag slide to power off and then open your device after a few seconds.

Press and hold the Home and Power buttons at the same time for a few seconds until the apple logo appears.

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4. Fix bubble effect won't work with Free Tenorshare ReiBoot
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5. Reset all settings
This is also an easy way not only for fixing bubble/screen effects not working in iOS 10 but also other iOS problems. Open Settings app > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.

reset all settings

6. Restore iDevice
If the above method cannot fix iMessage screen effects issue, you can restore iPhone to factory setting, but do remember to back up your iPhone before restoring.

turn off imessage

Part 2: Ultimate Solution to Fix iOS 10 iMessage Screen Effects Not Showing

Sometimes iMessage effects not appearing can be caused by app crash or system conflict, try to repair operating system with Tenorshare ReiBoot to get rid this annoying issue permanently.

Now you must know how to fix iMessage effects not showing up in iOS 10.3/iOS 10.2.1 clearly. If you still have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us by commenting below!

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