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dan98

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I've two SE1s which have both simultaneously stopped reliably sending notifications across all apps.

I've erased and reinstalled the iOS on both, but it didn't fix it. As it's the latest one possible (15.8.2), no updating is possible.

Is this Apple's deliberate timebomb to kill off it's last 4" model?
 

Reverend Benny

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I've two SE1s which have both simultaneously stopped reliably sending notifications across all apps.

I've erased and reinstalled the iOS on both, but it didn't fix it. As it's the latest one possible (15.8.2), no updating is possible.

Is this Apple's deliberate timebomb to kill off it's last 4" model?
Same Apple ID, restore from backup?

What if you have an erased vanilla phone without an Apple ID setup. Can you try and send an SMS or something else to see if notifications work?
 

dan98

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The Apple ID doesn't seem to make any difference.
Restoring from backup has been less reliable so I always erase and install a fresh phone without restore.

At first an SMS will notify, but after a few days the notifications start appearing less and less.

15.8.2 used to work perfectly, that's why it feels like a deliberate timebomb.
 
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Reverend Benny

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The Apple ID doesn't seem to make any difference.
Restoring from backup has been less reliable so I always erase and install a fresh phone without restore.

At first an SMS will notify, but after a few days the notifications start appearing less and less.

15.8.2 used to work perfectly, that's why it feels like a deliberate timebomb.
Sounds like an odd timebomb to me if that would be the case.
Who knows, there might be a fix around the corner for this if more has this issue.

I do have a SE1 in the drawer but no SIM or Apple ID, and since it does seem to work initially its tricky to recreate.
Maybe someone else with an SE1, Iphone 6SE or iPhone 7 has seen the same type of issue and can help out.
 
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winxmac

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I have an iPhone 7 Plus on iOS 15.8 not iOS 15.8.2 although it is just a backup/secondary device...

Is it happening on all apps that you have?
 

dan98

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Yes, most of the time I can't see any notifications from Gmail, Whatsapp, iMessage etc. unless I go into the app itself.
 
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dan98

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It would make sense though for them to try and wipe-out the 4" format at this point, from an app developer's POV.
 

dan98

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I'm hoping someone using an SE1 on 15.8.2 as their daily phone can confirm/deny notifications still work consistently.
There seems no way to get them working properly on my two phones.
 

ThomasJL

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I've two SE1s which have both simultaneously stopped reliably sending notifications across all apps.

I've erased and reinstalled the iOS on both, but it didn't fix it. As it's the latest one possible (15.8.2), no updating is possible.

Is this Apple's deliberate timebomb to kill off it's last 4" model?

I don't think it's deliberate. I just think Tim Cook is so overly concerned with making money, that he ignores bugs in even basic functionality (like notifications). Apple's software has been buggier than ever before during Cook's so-called "leadership."
 

dan98

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I don't think it's deliberate. I just think Tim Cook is so overly concerned with making money, that he ignores bugs in even basic functionality (like notifications). Apple's software has been buggier than ever before during Cook's so-called "leadership."
This may well be true. But what’s a bit odd here is 15.8.2 worked perfectly until now.
 

dan98

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What do you mean by ‘vintage’ ? They’re the 2016 SE1, designed for iOS 15.8.2

I doubt Apple would be the slightest bit interested tbh but I’d happily be proven wrong.
 

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I really feel for you.

I would so go back to the SE1 if it wasn’t for work that I need a faster device but the 4 & 5 were the best sized phones imo.

Shame on Apple for forcing upon us no home button devices. And unnecessarily large screens.
 

dan98

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What do you mean by ‘vintage’ ? They’re the 2016 SE1, designed for iOS 15.8.2

I doubt Apple would be the slightest bit interested tbh but I’d happily be proven wrong.
I see- yes it’s listed under 'vintage'.
I'm not clear what kind of support that means Apple will offer.
The phone hardware itself seems to be fine though.
Apple won’t support vintage phones, France gets extra two years. My original iPhone, iPad all turn on just fine. But I don’t get notifications nor updates.
 

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I have one. Will install some apps to see if it works.

I noticed that the phone struggle connecting to WIFI. Don't know if just the phone itself or something related to iOS.

What I can say, Google Photos stopped updating the app for iOS 15. You can download the app and see you synced photos but you can upload new ones.
 
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dan98

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Like I say, I didn’t expect anything from Apple-that isn’t what this post is for.
 

dan98

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Yeah, I checked this.
It’s sporadic - notifications just come through randomly.
 
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