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Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by watsey, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. watsey macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2018
    if i send a imessage and it says delivered does that signal the receivers phone will show a push notification? is there any way it says delivered and a push notification?
    could it say delivered and the push does not show for 5-10 minutes
    if i send a imessage at 405 what does receivers time say
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
  3. gigapocket1 macrumors 68000

    Mar 15, 2009
    Push notifications only pop up if they have notifications turned on.
    Delivered means the phone has the message. Period.. it would show up when they open the messages app.. rather push notifications turned on or notifications turned off
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  4. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Yeah, it can say delivered and their phone not get it for a while
    Sometimes my MBP gets messages and my phone doesn't it for a while later and vice versa
    iMessage isn't an exact science and can be wonky at times
  5. watsey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2018
    neither of us cheated...
    if I send a photo using imessage at 405 and it says delivered almost immediately is there an way on gods green earth it took 10 plus minutes for her phone to show push notification
    would it show the time she received it or i sent it if it was downloaded at 919
  6. Funsize93, Dec 20, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2018

    Funsize93 macrumors regular


    May 23, 2018
    I think there is more going on here if a delayed message makes you pissed. You need to understand how text messaging works.

    Whilst you may be accustomed to messages arriving within a few minutes, SMS or iMessage isn't an instant messaging service.

    Below are some reasons why your SMS or iMessage might not be delivered instantly.

    Location Issues

    The location of the sender or recipient can create a delay in text message delivery. What causes this varies from handset to handset, but common reasons are being on the border of two cell coverage areas or travelling at speeds above about 50km/h. This is most likely happening if messages arrive all at once. If a mobile device is located outside a network's coverage area or in a spot where the network signal is blocked such as in a mountainous region, a delay in transmission may occur. In urban areas, tall buildings can also cause transmission issues. Being in an old building with poor cell reception is another possible culprit.

    Mobile Device Issues

    Problems with a mobile device may cause delays in text message transmission. The most obvious cause is a device that has been turned off, but a weak or uncharged battery may also negatively impact message delivery. Devices that have an adjustable antenna may experience network difficulties if the antenna has sustained damage or has not been fully raised.

    Different Networks

    A text sender and receiver using different networks may have a greater chance of experiencing texting delays than those using the same network, because of communication between networks or the carrier prioritizing their own traffic.

    Network Traffic

    Texting during periods of heavy network use impacts text delivery speed. Periods of increased traffic may create congestion on the local network and delay arrival of messages to the handset.

    Delivery receipts

    It should also be noted that the arrival of delivery receipts (DLRs) are not always a good measure of when the SMS was delivered. Delivery receipts are often prioritised lower than other traffic (i.e. lower than the SMS traffic) on networks, and at busy times or when networks approach maximum capacity they will de-prioritise delivery of delivery receipts further in favour of SMS content, leading to potentially very delayed arrival of delivery receipts.

    Dont be so quick to blame your wife.
  7. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68040


    Sep 23, 2005
    You’re asking what time you sent a message? It says in the app, just pull the conversation over to the right. Compare that on both devices.
  8. gigapocket1 macrumors 68000

    Mar 15, 2009
  9. Nugget macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2002
    Houston Texas USA
    When she does eventually dump you it’s going to be because of this sort of thing and nothing to do with iMessage receipts. Do you even hear yourself right now?
  10. niji, Dec 20, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2018

    niji Contributor


    Feb 9, 2003
    "Delivered" simply only means these 4 things and only these 4 things:
    1 you sent an iMessage to one of the registered identities associated with that person ( mobile number or email)
    2 apple's iMessage server well received that message
    3 apple's server relayed that message on
    4 at least one of the recipient's registered devices were connected to the net, in a state able to receive iMessages, and message has been recorded by apple as having been delivered to a device.

    It is my experience that "delivery" in the above context has not proven to have ever failed.

    Time of delivery is set by the time the receiving device received the message.
    Received in this context means downloaded to any registered device.

    Nothing in the above implies the recipient has touched the message to "open" it and show a "message read" status (if indeed "read" status is set to even be shown).

    iMessage preview length can be setup and length of viewable message changed. In which case you can view at least some of the iMessage on the home screen if you set it up that way. You can therefore view messages without any overt clicking on them, in that case, not sending back to the sender a "message read" status.

    If "read" status is set to be shown, then the time the message was actually physically clicked on to read it becomes the time "Read".
  11. akash.nu macrumors 604


    May 26, 2016
    APNs is not 100% deliverables always. This means that even when a message is forwarded, a notification might not always show up, as the previous posters have mentioned.

    Here’s a snippet from the APNS development guidelines.

  12. watsey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2018
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    no only her phone. the time stamp on her phone will show the time I a message or the time it was downloaded?? i turned my phone of and sent it a message and the delivered did not come up until the phone was back on and the time was time I sent it. I would think this is the same if the phone is on....if I get a delivered that means her phone will show a push notification

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