Resolved Facebook Push - Messages

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  1. iRooney, Apr 16, 2013
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    iRooney macrumors 6502

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    Odd question. I have the Facebook app installed on ios6. Runs fine and all notifications come through...except for messages. I sent myself a ton of messages from my wife's account to test it and I never get a single notification. If I install the standalone Facebook Messenger app the push notifications come through immediately. My goal is to not have two apps installed just to run one social media service so I would like to get push working across the board with the stock Facebook app. Any ideas?

    As an aside, my wife's iPhone running the same version of iOS gets the push for messages just fine.
     
  2. ericg301 macrumors 6502a

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    What's the big deal of having the messenger app? Just put them both in a Facebook folder.
     
  3. iRooney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Because I don't want two apps to accomplish one task.
     
  4. SprSynJn Guest

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    Deleting the Messenger app should have all message notifications come through the standard app. At least that was the case a while back when I tried it. I use the Messenger app now, so I'm not sure if they've changed it.
     
  5. zekkragnos macrumors 6502a

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    This happens to me also. I would love to just use the Facebook app for everything but if I delete messenger app, I don't get notified when someone sends me a message. I also tried logging out of the Facebook app and sending me message and I didn't get any notification either. You have to have both apps and also be logged in in both to get all the notifications for your messages. It doesn't make any sense but that's how it works. :/
     
  6. iRooney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My wife's iPhone gets all notifications through the regular Facebook app so this is not true. It must be the Messenger app commandeering the notification for messages. Theoretically, deleting the Messenger app should release the notifications back to the stock app but it isn't happening.
     
  7. iRooney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Situation resolved. Relatively easy solution too. You must log out of the Messenger app. Deleting the app and/or restoring the OS without doing this keeps the notifications associated with the Messenger app whether it is installed or not.

    http://m.facebook.com/help/faq.php?id=389215831102926
     
  8. zekkragnos macrumors 6502a

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    This doesn't work, at least for me
     
  9. iRooney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How are you logging out of the Messenger app?
     
  10. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you. I tested this and it works for me.
     
  11. zekkragnos macrumors 6502a

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    How did you logged out of the app? And also did you logged out and leave it installed and worked? Or did you delete after you logged out?
     
  12. zekkragnos macrumors 6502a

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    I go into the messenger app and click the menu icon and click switch account. But it says your still log in as my name, maybe cause of Facebook integration or something :/
     
  13. CharismaticNerd macrumors regular

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    The logging out of messenger works great! After you log out you'll be prompted to log back in because of the integration but just click "not you" and boom push for messages with the regular app work again
     
  14. LithePanther macrumors 6502

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    I laugh at using just 1 facebook app.

    I use the facebook app for my regular stuff
    I use the facebook messenger app for all messaging
    I use the facebook pages app to handle my page
    I use the facebook camera app to handle photos

    Get on my level!
     
  15. iRooney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Click "not you"
     
  16. zekkragnos macrumors 6502a

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    Found the problem for this, you can't have the Facebook app logged in on both the iPhone at iPad. I log out of the iPad and I instantly get notifications on iPhone for messages, as soon as I log back in, they stopped working ONLY for messages.
     
  17. iRooney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Irrelevant. I have never logged into Facebook on an iPad. Solution has already been posted.
     
  18. zekkragnos macrumors 6502a

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    That's not the solution cause it doesn't work for me when I log out of the messenger app
     
  19. iRooney thread starter macrumors 6502

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  20. zekkragnos macrumors 6502a

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    If you click not you and exit the app and go back in and it's logged in because of the Facebook integration
     
  21. iRooney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Don't go back in. Hit "not you" then delete the app.
     

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