checking imessages on another iphone

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by paulold, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. paulold macrumors 6502

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    My boss left his iPhone at home. He lives too far away to retrieve it. He asked me if there is any way he could check his messages. But he doesn't have an iOS device or a Mac at work. With Verizon, you can go online and check your text messages, but there is no PC version of iMessage and most of the work people trying to contact will be sending iMessages. I'm thinking we just need a spare iOS device and I've asked our IT dept for one.

    But I'm wondering if I could help in any way with my iPhone. I don't want to mess up my iMessage - I have a huge history of texts/iMessages, so I wouldn't want to do anything to screw that up. Plus I haven't backed up in a number of days. But is there an app I could download to my phone that he could sign into using his Apple ID that will pull in his iMessages, at least the ones he has received but not yet read?

    Paul
     
  2. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Nope, if you signed into iMessage on a device at this point only new messages will be received. Verizon messages won't capture iMessages.
     
  3. paulold thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So if you have iMessages that have been sent to you but you've never read, they won't appear in a new instance of iMessage on a new iOS device? The iMessage has to be up and running before the messages are sent for you to see them?
     
  4. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    I believe that is how it works. If the device isn't active when the message is delivered, it won't get it. I've never ever signed into imessage on another device and had a message there waiting for me.
     

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