iMessage issue

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Striker21, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. Striker21 macrumors newbie

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    I work offshore and I have to leave my phone on airplane mode for a month or more. Everytime I get back on land and take my phone out of airplane mode I do not receive older iMessages that people have sent me. I only receive iMessages that are roughly a week old. Is there anyway to recover those iMessages and is there anyway to prevent that in the future? Thanks.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'm guessing Apples servers only cache a week or so of messages. You're either going to need to leave your phone on and connected a network, or setup a Mac with iMessage and leave it running so it can receive them all.
     
  3. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Yes, once one device receives them, it syncs back to the devices that did not get them yet.
    No satellite internet on the boat? I would not take that job if I had to loose internet for a month at a time.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    They must have fixed this or added the functionality in the last year or so. I was never able to get that to work correctly between my iPhone, iPad and MBP. I ended up turning iMessage off on my iPad and MBP because it was just too frustrating seeing only partial conversations depending on the device I using.

    Anyway, I was mainly suggesting that he use iMessage on a Mac to capture those messages before they expired and were removed from Apples servers.
     
  5. luckydcxx macrumors 65816

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    I thought that if an iMessage wasn't delivered it would automatically be sent as a regular SMS text in 5 min.
     
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Depending on whether the person is sending it from an iPhone and has "Send as SMS" enabled. But even so, the carriers don't keep text messages cached for that long.
     

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