iMessage issue from Mac to Androids

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by CLASSIC MUSCLE, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. CLASSIC MUSCLE macrumors member

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    Does anyone else have issues with Android users receiving "jumbled up" text messages when you're using message forwarding from a Macbook? Many of my Android friends constantly complain to me when I send them texts from my Macbook Retina, but it's always fine phone to phone. Mac to Android it seems to break the text messages up into smaller ones and also put them into a strange order. Has anyone else encountered this issue? Is there a fix?
     
  2. kiwipeso1 Suspended

    kiwipeso1

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    iMessage has a history of not working properly with android phones.
    The fix is to just use your phone to text, rather than your macbook, as it will work right.
     
  3. CLASSIC MUSCLE thread starter macrumors member

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    This seems unacceptable to me, especially for Apple products. 50% of the market (or more) has Androids now, and Apple is OK with MacBooks not being to text Android devices? My Google/Android friends text from their computers and say they have none of these issues when dealing with the opposite (iPhones)!
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    So it would seem. Tell Apple about your indignation: http://www.apple.com/feedback/
     
  5. kiwipeso1 Suspended

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    I would strongly discourage the use of computers for texting and MMS. It leaves security holes for 2 factor authentication on things such as online banking, etc. But hey, it's only your money.
     

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