iMessage DELETE before DELIVERED

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by PKGupta7057, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. PKGupta7057 macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2011
    If you delete a message before the "Delivered" message shows up below the message in iMessage, will the message show up on the recipient's iPhone/iDevice?

    For example, a friend is visiting Europe and only reads the iMessages when they have access to wifi. I sent a message but it is not yet "delivered" because they have not yet connected to the internet. If I delete this message, will it still show up in their thread?

  2. GUNZILLA macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2010
    Yes, I think it sits in a server waiting to be connected so if you delete it will be fine.
  3. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    It'll still show up. My wife is in the UK presently and her phone has cellular data turned off (so as not to rack up expensive data costs). I sent her an iMessage but she called me before it went thru (since no data at her end) so I deleted it from my phone. When she connected to free wifi, she received the message anyway.

    So I think it sits on an Apple server once sent from your device until it can be delivered. So, like email, once sent it's sent. And like deleting an email off your phone, the recipient's copy remains.
  4. kissthis2012 macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2012
    If you delete an imessage before it says it has been delivered the recipient wont get it.. trust me i sent some messages to my boyfriend that umm could have easily ended our relationship but i deleted them before he switched his phone back on and he never mentioned it and we are still together now.. so it must have worked ;)
  5. D3monic C1oud macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2014

    What if you turn off your wifi before it's sent?
  6. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    Isn't iMessage dependent on cellular service rather than WIFI?
  7. SusanK macrumors 68000

    Oct 9, 2012
    I don't receive messages sent when I am not on WiFi. Seems the messages should be delivered when the WiFi is back on but it's not happening for me.
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It can use either one as it just uses data, be it WiFi or cellular data (regular texts/SMS are cellular dependent though).

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