iMessage Multiple Device Question

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by airrick724, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. airrick724 macrumors newbie

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    I'm wondering how iMessages handles something when you have multiple devices (like an iPhone, iPad and Macbook) signed in to iMessage. If someone sends you a message from their phone and your phone is off or in airplane mode, but the other devices receive the message so the phone that sent the message doesn't revert to SMS, will your phone receive the iMessage once it comes back online or will it never receive that message? I guess what I'm wondering is if the iMessage servers will hold a message for delivery until a device comes back online, like how SMS works?

    Thanks for any info!
     
  2. Max(IT) Suspended

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    The message will appear on every devices signed in, but the notification disappear on every device once you read the iMessage on the first device.
     
  3. airrick724 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That makes sense about the notification going away. Do you or anyone know if there's a time limit to how long the messages are stored for delivery? Like if your phone is off for several hours or days, will it still receive all the messages when it comes online again?
     
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    A friend of mine received an iMessage months after I sent it (it was abroad)
     
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