iMessage -- how long will it attempt to deliver a message?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by jk73, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. jk73 macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2012
    If I use iMessage to send a message to someone, how long will iMessage attempt to deliver the message (1) before trying to send the message as a text message and/or (2) before simply abandoning the message and not delivering it at all?

    For example, let's say I use iMessage on my rMBP to send a message to a person's iPhone and I use their AppleID rather than their phone number. Now let's say the person's phone is off or they're in an area with bad service. Will the iMessage to an AppleID simply fail when sent, or will the system keep trying to deliver it for minutes, hours, days? With text messages, it's usually 2 or 3 days, minimum, but I haven't seen this info. for iMessage. Thanks.
  2. bbfc macrumors 68030


    Oct 22, 2011
    Newcastle Great Park, England.
    I don't think it will actually default to 'Send as Text Message' if sending from your Mac. I believe that is only available on the iPhone as it's the only device capable of sending text messages.

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