iPhone IOS 12 Beta 3 Contacts switching in messages

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  1. BJ597 macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone else see the contacts in text messaging switch user names before and after texts are sent? What I mean is for example I search for the contact Mom, I start a new text send the text but when I go back or look at the text main screen I sent the text to Dad. Now they are both using Imessage and on the same Itunes account. Its happening randomly. It does it while texting my kids as well. Same thing happens I text my wifes contact and it shows that I sent it to my son. Weirdest thing I have ever seen. I know its beta just wondering if Im the only one thats seen this.
     
  2. Chazzle macrumors 68000

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    Same iTunes account (same Apple ID being logged into iMessage) could cause that.
     
  3. digitalfx macrumors 6502a

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    there is a bug...I have replied to a iMessage, and it shows as a response...then it disappears and appears on a different number. Very strange bugs happening in iMessage on B3

    Ive also had entire parts of a conversation disappear hours later. It usually occurs when the contact has two numbers.
     
  4. BJ597 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im glad Im not the only one. Let hope they address it in Beta 4. Sending the wrong messages to someone could be a bad thing. LOL!
     
  5. BJ597 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can confirm that beta 4 has not addressed it at all. If anything its worse. Bad enough that I have had to turn Imessage off for right now.
     
  6. BJ597 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is also happening with Imessage turned off. It seems to be when there is more than one person on the same apple ID, but it only gets messed up when I try and text and it will usually go to the last person that I texted with on the same apple ID, not the other person that I am trying to text.
     
  7. bertimus2002 macrumors member

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    I had the same issue and reported it. I haven’t tried on B5 yet, but my temporary fix was to delete all iMessage history with those two contacts and start over.

    It never happened until the iOS 12 beta and while it’s a pain to delete and always start again, I’m patient as it’s a beta.
     
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  9. jeanettes1 macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know how to fix this? I have the same issue with contacts on the same apple id. I can't message my husband or any of my kids right now?
     
  10. BJ597 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What I have found is that who ever has texted you last you can reply to them. However at any time during the conversation someone else texts you on the same ID your messages will switch to them. Its always the last person that texts you. Cray bug right!
     
  11. jeanettes1 macrumors newbie

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    So far I have been able to fix it temporarily. I turned off imessage and it was still crazy.
    So with imessage off I deleted all prior conversations ( which killed me, I had texts for years). I turned on imessage and then I texted each one separate and it appears to be ok for the moment. I am patient with betas but I need to be able to message my kids
     
  12. BJ597 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It did not work for me. Still having the issue.
     
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  14. BJ597 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes. I just don’t understand at this point. Can’t believe it’s not getting fixed.
     
  15. Banglazed macrumors demi-god

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    Are you using iCloud Contacts? I had this issue way back. Have you manually check your contacts to make sure they are right? Have you tried to toggle it off and delete it off your device and toggle on to resync it. My issue back then was that some contacts name and phone numbers were merged and some were swapped.
     
  16. fate.tw macrumors newbie

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    I just started another thread about this as well. Oops, guess I should have looked first. Having the same issue.
     
  17. bertimus2002 macrumors member

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    I've looked at my parents devices (which I setup) and while they have the same Apple ID, they are only set to send/receive to their own phone numbers.

    No iCloud contacts on my device or theirs. They are on 11.4.1 and I am the only one with this issue running the 12b.

    I have looked in to setting the rest of my family (not my parents) on their own Apple IDs with family sharing, but it maxes out at 6 and we're a family of 7...boo.
     
  18. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 65816

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    It’s delaying the inevitable. A secure ID was never meant to be for shared use. It doesn’t cost anything to message so why not get them their own accounts.
     
  19. bertimus2002 macrumors member

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    Probably true. The downside is family sharing is capped at 6 and we’re a family of 7. Oh well, no sense in complaining about it :)
     
  20. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 65816

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    Use the individual id for messaging and let them use the shared id for music etc
     
  21. bertimus2002 macrumors member

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    Good call! Never even thought of that.
     
  22. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 65816

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    No worries :) just hope they have the same music tastes :p
     
  23. bertimus2002 macrumors member

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    One thing I thought of is that for this to get 'cleared' up, I would actually have to go to my parents phones and setup family sharing for them (or an Apple ID for messages, shared for iCloud). Same would apply for anyone else that is also on a shared Apple ID setup then. Ugh, what a pain.

    I'm guessing this becomes a larger issue Apple hears about when iOS 12 GM drops and it starts happening for more than just us beta testers, but pure speculation. o_O
     
  24. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 65816

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    Why would you have to go to them? All they have to do is give you their Apple ID and you can manage the family sharing remotely.
     
  25. bertimus2002 macrumors member

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    I could setup family sharing for them, yes, however, making sure that they're setup on each of their phones with the right logins and changing that (they use tech, but are NOT tech savvy) is part of the gap.
     

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