iMessages occasionally not going to iPhone, but do go to my Mac

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by EvoXOhio, May 5, 2015.

  1. EvoXOhio macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Me, my dad, my sister, and two friends of mine have all experienced this. We all have iPhones and Macs setup to receive iMessages. We experience this with other iPhone people. It's very random, like less than 1% of iMessages.

    My friend/dad/sister will call and say "hey why didn't you return my text?" I check and I didn't get it. I then go to my computer, open Messages, wait for it to sync, and the missing iMessage appears there. It never shows up on my phone.

    We've all done hard resets, turned iMessages off and back on, and no change. Mine is a 6+, setup as new. Two are regular 6s. The other are both 5s I believe.

    This is either an Apple server side iMessages bug, where it is only delivering to a computer and not an iPhone, or an iPhone bug where it doesn't get some messages sometimes.

    I thought about turning off text forwarding, and signing all of my Macs out of iMessages. That way if it's an issue of it being unable to deliver to multiple destinations, this may solve the issue. however, fi it's an iPhone bug, then I'll never get these messages since iMessages won't be enabled on my computer.
  2. mofunk macrumors 68020


    Aug 26, 2009
    I've had it happen when my wifi signal is low. I normally turn off my data when I'm in a wifi area. Turn off iMessage and turn it back on. Turn off sync and turn that back on too.
  3. EvoXOhio thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2014
    I've tried all that, and it still happens.
  4. mkaen macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2011
    Did you ever find a solution? I'm having the same problem.
  5. EvoXOhio thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Nope, I think it's an iOS but that we are stuck with until Apple decides to fix it.
  6. seble macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2010
    Same problem here. I had it when I put my phone on airplane mode when sleeping at night. Taking it off in the morning would result in the messages NEVER arriving at my t arriving at my iPad and Mac, regardless if they were SMS or iMessages. Even turning off iMessage and turning it on again didn't seem to work! So frustrating

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