Is iMessage in ML buggy?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Vidiot62, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Vidiot62 macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks with ML,

    On lion here with messages beta and it is still as buggy as the day the beta was released. Messages still show up out of order when you open the messages app after having a conversation on the iPhone, lots of stubborn notifications that won't go away and occasional issues with "caller id". I'm just wondering if this is an issue with the beta app that is fixed in the ML betas or if apple is gonna have to scramble to get it fixed by the end of the month.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Drew017 macrumors 65816

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    I haven't noticed any problems in ML with Messages. I'm though that all the kinks will be worked out by the release.
     
  3. 32KFJ macrumors regular

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    i wonder when they will fix the email + phonenumber problem...

    its still there in dp4 :/
     
  4. TheGdog macrumors 6502

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    iMessage beta is a mess. I am running it on lion, and it is always doing something unexpected. It always sends, but thats about it. New messages don't always come in, messages and complete conversations delete themselves. Does not affect whats on my phone, but right now the only use it has is to send messages. It is really awesome to be able to send messages from my computer.

    I also wonder why they kept all the other chat protocols, it just makes the app messy. If you want to do IM get adium. But thats just my opinion.
     
  5. Vidiot62 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yup. I'm surprised they never released an update to the beta, so hopefully they're just putting all the fixes into ML.
     
  6. Senseotech macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking the open beta for Lion wasn't so much for app bug finding and testing, (granted, it probably helped) but it was more for testing how iMessages servers worked on the OS X side with a larger number of users. Devs are one thing, but having a large number of average users testing it is a great way to stress the servers in a more realistic way.
     
  7. jnl1211 macrumors 6502

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    Whats the problem?
     
  8. 32KFJ macrumors regular

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    the problem is that if i send imessages from my iphone it doesn't show up in messages on my mac.

    and i thought that will be fixed with ML or with iOS 6...i'm not sure which of that two
     
  9. Jamie0003 macrumors 6502a

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    I like this, and think it should be added to Messages on the iPhone. Having one app for everything is great, and with Adium you won't get the benefits of Notification Centre and integration. Not to mention having to use two apps.
     
  10. mactmaster macrumors 6502

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    Yes, this will be fixed with iOS6 in the fall.
     
  11. Senseotech macrumors 6502a

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    The phone number issue is fixed in iOS 6, meaning if I send/receive an iMessage with my phone number, my iPad now gets the message and can send from it as well. I'm assuming the same thing will be possible in the GM for Mountain Lion.
     
  12. meemster, Nov 6, 2012
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    It's now September and all the same problems in the OP still exist

    Except maybe the caller ID issue. Sorry, it's November, not September. Whoops

    I'm on ML and Messages for the Mac is still buggy as ever, despite some iterations of ML updates. Messages show up out of order, notifications is a mess, sometimes messages don't send, sometimes the chat window opens and all the messages instantly rearrange themselves.

    Sigh.
    :confused:
     
  13. msjones macrumors 6502

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    I have noticed a few bugs with Messages in ML, mainly with notifications. When the app is closed and I receive and iMessage sometimes I dont get notified.

    This is fixed after a reboot, but thats a pain in the ass.
     
  14. LastMinuteMike macrumors member

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    Yes

    Yup, it sure is. It will repeat notifications for messages that have been viewed several times, it will display messages in the wrong order, it will miss messages, and it will fail to sync conversations from the iPhone sometimes.

    Hopefully it will get straightened out soon.
     
  15. KaPOWitsCHRIS macrumors 6502

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    Ever since the outages, my iMessage hasn't been sending messages.

    Example:

    It might be a day or so after I last messaged someone, so I try sending them a message so I hit enter and as far as I am concerned the message is sent right? Wrong. Often I'll go back to the app and see the red ! next to the message I had sent. After hitting retry a few times it eventually sends.

    Then today, it hasn't been syncing chat threads with my iPad.

    Anyone else had similar issues?
     
  16. throAU macrumors 601

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    iMessage is a total fail for me. The big attraction - iMessages on both my Mac and my iPhone - simply does not work.
     
  17. colourfastt macrumors 6502a

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    failURE
     
  18. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    While it is an improvement over beta, there are still a few kinks with Messages.app. I set it up for both my cousins and syncing works perfectly, there will be times where the Messages.app will goof up until you close and reopen it. It's not that big of a deal because it's primary and only use is to send messages but I'm sure it's something that will be refined down the road.

    If there is something I wish they could improve, it's the use if iChat and the integration. It works as it should be you feel it's a bit messy like your messages are all over the place.
     

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