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PHXHow?

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For the first time since getting the 12 Pro I did receive an SMS message from my neighbor who has sent me numerous messages of which I had received none of them. Tonight I got one of her texts and we texted back and forth a few times. This makes me extremely happy. Not sure if it was the upgrade to 14.3 RC2 or if Verizon/Apple fixed something on the back end.
 

Krazo Amabala

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Dec 12, 2020
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This is how I fixed. Replaced SIM card. Turned off FaceTime (wasn’t working after update)iMessages and send as sms. Turned them all back on. I changed the settings to receive messages only at my number and FaceTime only at my number, and then made sure I wasn’t logged in with my Apple ID on another phone. Seems to be doing the trick
 

PHXHow?

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Jul 6, 2020
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The missing SMS messages seem to be fixed. I’m now getting text messages from those people that I could not receive from since the 12 Pro upgrade. Running 14.3 RC2.
 
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robertkollar

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Dec 1, 2017
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The missing SMS messages seem to be fixed. I’m now getting text messages from those people that I could not receive from since the 12 Pro upgrade. Running 14.3 RC2.
Hi there, Im on the same developer version as you and also iPhone 12 Pro, for me it only works if I am signed out of iMessage on my MacBook Pro. I tried today again by signing back into iMessage on my laptop, and as soon as I did it stopped working. Such a strange bug, as if its behaving different on others devices.
 

PHXHow?

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Jul 6, 2020
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Hi there, Im on the same developer version as you and also iPhone 12 Pro, for me it only works if I am signed out of iMessage on my MacBook Pro. I tried today again by signing back into iMessage on my laptop, and as soon as I did it stopped working. Such a strange bug, as if its behaving different on others devices.
That’s interesting. I wasn’t signed out of iMessages on my MacBook Pro but it has been powered off all weekend. It will be interesting to see what happens on Monday when the MBP is back in use.
 

jay968

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Apr 2, 2019
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I had everything working just fine under 14.2.1. I was getting ALL lock screen notifications, every single one of them.
Now having upgraded to 14.3, hardly any notifications are working for me, even email.
I REALLY wish I hadn't upgraded. it's far worse than it was before.
 

robertkollar

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Dec 1, 2017
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Anyone tried the new official 14.3 update? I have been using the 14.3 beta version and I don't know how to update from this to the official one released yesterday. When I go into settings and check for update it does not prompt me to download the new one. Does this mean the update apple released to the public is the same ****** beta I have been using for days now with the text message problem still there?
 

jay968

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Anyone tried the new official 14.3 update? I have been using the 14.3 beta version and I don't know how to update from this to the official one released yesterday. When I go into settings and check for update it does not prompt me to download the new one. Does this mean the update apple released to the public is the same ****** beta I have been using for days now with the text message problem still there?
This is what I am talking about. The official update. I'm seeing some issues within some apps too, but I guess they just need to be updated. I didn't have the beta though, so if you are asking whether yours should update, I don't know the answer to that.
 

robertkollar

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Dec 1, 2017
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This is what I am talking about. The official update. I'm seeing some issues within some apps too, but I guess they just need to be updated. I didn't have the beta though, so if you are asking whether yours should update, I don't know the answer to that.
If you sign out of iMessage on your MacBook does it work then ?
For me that’s the only way I get text notifications
 

jay968

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Apple confirmed to me that they still do not know the root cause.
Thanks for that.It's unbelievable though that something that's been second nature for them for years has all of a sudden eluded them. Maybe it's time to get rid of all the "oh wow" nonsense and go back to basics? Or even better than that, let google put a messaging app on iphones! They know how to do it.
 

robertkollar

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Dec 1, 2017
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It’s ridiculous how something so basic doesn’t work properly and they can’t figure it out. They put an ECG in a watch and yet can’t get texting to work on their phones. What a joke
 

jay968

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Apr 2, 2019
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It’s ridiculous how something so basic doesn’t work properly and they can’t figure it out. They put an ECG in a watch and yet can’t get texting to work on their phones. What a joke
Yeah. My wife is a nurse and says the doctors now get calls from people telling them their hearts aren't right and they need a prescription over the phone. Whose idea it was to start putting things like an ECG into a cell phone watch really should be banned from having anything to do with cell phone technology.
 

mjschabow

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Update: Apple told me that 14.3 fixed the issue. Then I texted an iPhone user also on 14.3 and he didn’t get the notification.

I hate to sound doom and gloom, but I don’t know that Apple will ever acknowledge or fix this issue.
 

Wildo6882

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Update: Apple told me that 14.3 fixed the issue. Then I texted an iPhone user also on 14.3 and he didn’t get the notification.

I hate to sound doom and gloom, but I don’t know that Apple will ever acknowledge or fix this issue.
I haven't noticed it since I updated. Definitely not saying you're wrong, but for me it seems to be better. I'll keep an eye on it, for sure, as I'm to the point that I don't trust Apple to do this right.
 
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jay968

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I haven't noticed it since I updated. Definitely not saying you're wrong, but for me it seems to be better. I'll keep an eye on it, for sure, as I'm to the point that I don't trust Apple to do this right.
I think it has to do with what kind of message was sent. I am getting message notifications now from everyone except....if I send myself a test message from https://www.opentextingonline.com/ I am NEVER getting any notifications. I WAS in 14.2.1 Also, today, someone sent me a message that didn't show up till an hour later. To my knowledge, this never happened before.

So 14.3 most certainly did not fully fix the messaging issue. For me, it looks like it made it worse.
 

tutpug

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Jul 21, 2015
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Iphone X here and been having this exact problem for months now. Just reported to Apple today. Sometimes I get notifications for a text, both sound and popup, and sometimes not. Started about 4 months back. Consistent across all people who text me using Iphone or Android, doesn't matter. I usually get a call after I don't respond to someones text that's requesting a response and I'm like, what text? Then sure enough, it's there but no notice to me. Btw, I have done EVERYTHING suggested on boards all across the Apple Universe to solve this issue and nothing has worked. Hopefully if enough report it, Apple will actually listen.
 

shmob

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Oct 28, 2014
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I just switched from an iPhone XS Max running iOS 14.3 to an iPhone 12 Pro (also running iOS 14.3). Only now I’m beginning to have this issue. Everyone is saying that it happens to them for SMS messages, but for me it happened for iMessages.

It happened for two random messages. One in a direct message and one in a group message. I received the messages on my Apple Watch and MacBook but not on my phone.

I tried turning off iMessage in settings and then back on. And also rebooting my phone. Messages still haven’t shown up. But I have yet to see if it will happen again. I hope not. Will update back here either way.
 

movieator

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Still persisting here for me. Turning off text message forwarding and signing out of iMessage on my Mac seems to be a fix, but come on, Apple. Get it together. It was all working just fine until they did whatever it is they do.
 

cybry

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Jan 12, 2021
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Got a brand new Iphone 12 yesterday. I can send text messages to my wife (who owns a pixel4a) but when she replies I don't get her messages (it's not a notification problem, I simply don't get any messages from her).
When I send messages to the iphone from my professional mobile phone (a samsung), I receive them (with notification) consistently.
When I installed whatsapp on the iphone12 I received the verification text message as well. And I received commercial messages from my provider (Orange) last night. So, it looks like I receive messages from most of my contacts, but I can't get messages from others (again, not a notification problem, but a reception problem). That's weird.
I upgraded to 14.3 last night to no avail.
I made a full reset (settings + content) this morning and reinstalled from scratch without using my icloud account, didn't solve the problem either.
I've called Apple Support, shared my screen, send them analysis data, they made some remote investigation and asked me to open a case at my provider, and then come back to them with the case number so that Apple could call Orange and investigate further.

I'll try to turn off Imessage on my ipad pro and look if it makes things better, as some seem to have solved the issue that way.
Very disappointed to have problems without such a basic - but very important - feature :-(


**** EDIT : I managed to solve this issue by myself

I solved my problem by myself, that was tricky. I couldn't receive on my iphone 12 the text messages my wife sent me from her pixel, because my previous phone was a android phone with google chat enabled.
After I switched my phone for a iphone 12, google chat was still enabled for my phone number in the google/android ecosystem. The messages my wife sent me were sent as 'google chat messages', not mms/sms messages, and obviously an iphone is not part of the google chat system.
As soon as I de-registered my phone number from Google chat, the messages my wife sent me turned to classic sms/mms messages (not google chat message anymore) and ... bingo... I saw them pop on my screen.

So in my case it was a problem due to switching from google/android to apple ecosystem.

Some useful information here : https://www.androidcentral.com/heres-how--deregister-your-phone-number-google-from-rcs-chat
 
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