IMessages out of order?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by riverfreak, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. riverfreak macrumors demi-god

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    I keep running into this problem with iMessages. It’s super annoying.

    I’m having an active conservation with someone. Normally, I expect that the responses will be threaded. But now (not exactly sure when) messages appear out of order. I’ll respond, and then the recipients response will come in and be threaded before my response.

    I’ve done a horrible job describing this. I have a brain injury that affects time anyways. But this is super annoying.

    Anyone else see this?
     
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    Are you a time traveller? – Sorry, genuinely sorry about your injury.

    Anyways, I've seen this issue like once before, when my internet connection was really crappy for a while, but it stopped when the network was restored to normal.
     
  3. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    I’ve been seeing this on both my personal and work iPhones for at least a week now. Ones a 6 and ones a 7.
    The 6 is on the latest OS and the 7 is on the latest beta.
     
  4. riverfreak thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Ok good. Thanks for confirmation.
     
  5. csurfr macrumors 68000

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    If it makes you feel better, this isn’t specific to iOS. It happens on my MacBook Pro running High Sierra. I don’t believe I had this problem in Sierra.
     
  6. mcvaughan macrumors 6502a

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    I've started noticing this issue on my devices since 11.2.
     
  7. umzyi macrumors regular

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    I have the same issue too after 11.2 update. Glad to know that it is not in my head only but not glad to have this mess up. When will apple stop breaking things which works fine.
     
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  9. zorinlynx macrumors 603

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    Is the time wrong on your phone? That could cause what you are seeing.

    Make sure time is set to automatic in settings.
     
  10. mcvaughan macrumors 6502a

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    It’s always set for automatic.
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    Ok, I experienced this issue this morning on my iPad. I did a force quit on Messages, and then did a hard reset on the device. When I went back into Messages, it was in the correct order. Will monitor things and see if the issue comes back.
     
  11. achappy macrumors member

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    I had this issue on my iPad. Since I don't have location settings enabled I couldn't set time to automatic. However, I fixed it by changing my Timezone to something else and then back to my local TZ.
     
  12. umzyi macrumors regular

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    I tried that but didnt help :(
     
  13. Yellowbean12 macrumors regular

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    Yes. Same thing happens to me. I’ll send several messages in a row, then my friend will reply to me, but iMessage puts their message before my messages - even though they’re replying to those very same messages!

    Annoying glitch. Hope they fix it.
     
  14. kingjames1970 macrumors regular

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    Yup seeing it too, especially over the last couple of days. And I just wished they synced properly across devices too - I thought that was coming? Used my iPad earlier and there were chats from June that I have long since deleted on my phone.
     
  15. shankar2 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi I’ve seen in iMessage that the messages are displayed no longer in time sequence.

    I’m seeing this bug in iMessage in both ios and MacOS

    Anyone else with this bug? Thanks
     
  16. shankar2 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes seeing this bug in iOS and macOS iMessage myself too!
     
  17. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    It’s almost as if iMessage place the other persons reply below the message they are replying to
    Is this what you are seeing?

    Time 1:00 You - what color is the car
    Time 1:01 You- what year
    Time 1:03 You- what model
    Time 1:07 them red
    Time 1:08 them 2010
    Time 1:10 you how are you
    Time 1:11 them Corolla
    Time 1:12 them fine thanks

    You are seeing
    Time 1:00 You - what color is the car
    Time 1:07 them red
    Time 1:01 You- what year
    Time 1:08 them 2010
    Time 1:03 You- what model
    Time 1:11 them Corolla
    Time 1:10 you how are you
    Time 1:12 them fine thanks
     
  18. Shark5150 macrumors 65816

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    Same issue. Happens sporadically. Mostly on my 10.5 pro. Not on ipX tho. Wierd. Incidentally, it also happened on ios10. Again, sporadically. Seems to correct itself and hasn't happened in over a week.
     
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  20. liteshow macrumors regular

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    Well, I still noticed lots of my messages out of order and it has been 2 weeks. Quite annoying.
     
  21. nburwell macrumors 601

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    I have not experienced this, but I was talking to a buddy of mine this past weekend and the same thing happens with his 6s. Him and I are in a iMessage group chat with another friend of ours and my texts always come in order, while my friend with the 6s come in sporadically out of order. I had him hard reset his phone, but still the issue persisted.

    Jokingly I told him to get a new phone, but it appears to be a glitch with Apple.
     
  22. niji Contributor

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    i just now (like right now) experienced this BIG time on my mac.
    a friend and I were iMessaging each other.
    she was on her mac as well.
    me on my mac.
    her messages appear to be in order
    but my messages got really messed up
    some messages would appear way way up in the thread adjacent to messages sent 1 or 2 minutes before.
    its not an iOS thing.
    its an apple server thing.
    maybe they are trying to roll out updates to iMessage servers for iMessages in the cloud and its impacting older versions of iMessages.
     
  23. shankar2 macrumors 6502a

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    So anyone seen if the problem is fixed with imessage?

    For me I'm still seeing the problem discussed above. Please update. Thanks!
     
  24. mattburley7 macrumors 68030

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    its still happening.. its either a server issue or a bug in iOS 11.2 or greater.
     

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