macOS High Sierra Users Report Significant Delays Receiving iMessages and SMS Texts

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  1. Sasparilla, Oct 18, 2017
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    Sasparilla macrumors 6502a

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    #26
    No Windows still rolls out updates that cause problems as well - over in Windows 10 you just don't get to choose whether you get those big updates (they're pushing one out now). It's also just OS software in general.

    That's why you want to wait a couple of months after a big .0 release to let all these things get fixed....of course over in Windows world you don't get the choice of delaying that (something they took away with Windows 10)...unlike we do here in the Apple environment.
     
  2. MacTiki macrumors member

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    Apple is no longer thinking differently.

    They push stuff out the door and on to their customers half baked. The inability to download Mac OS Sierra at this point is laughable.

    Are Apple's resources spread so thin that they can no longer release a solid stable product?

    What is the apparent rush to bring new versions of the OS to the market? Would not customers appreciate stable revisions over buggy releases?

    Apple once lead a cult following of people with their OS. It was stable, intuitive and inspiring. Who remembers the days of OS 9?

    Apple OS went through an evolutionary stage when it was redesigned with the incorporation of the NeXTSTEP operating system at its core.

    This evolutionary stage opened the door and made possible the many Apple products that are sold today.

    Has Apple has taken its eyes off its core product? Is it withering on a branch that is about to snap off?

    It is not too late for this problem to be recognized and rectified but it will take someone with backbone, vision and charisma to get the job done. Is Tim Cook that person?

    Has Apple forgotten the past when it comes to who is at the helm?
     
  3. yhtomitn64 macrumors newbie

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    #28
    I love the feature buy never felt i could rely on it. I usually just check phone and computer at the same time.
     
  4. Zadigre macrumors regular

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    I'm using Message on my Mac Pro and Mac Mini... also on my iPad mini 4, iPhone 7 and Apple Watch...
    all devices are updated to the latest public beta OS. I don't have any delay receiving messages on any of my devices. Sometimes my messages are received 1-2 seconds later on some devices... but beside that, no delay.
     
  5. elf69 macrumors 68020

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  6. macfacts macrumors 68030

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    iOS is already "windows 95" level of buggyness. People are constantly having to reinstall.
     
  7. Zadigre macrumors regular

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    haha constantly having to reinstall? you're doing something wrong sir.
    rarely have to reset anything on my devices... even if I'm running most of the time the latest beta iOS.
     
  8. cochinet macrumors newbie

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    Just did, this is sooooo annoying :'(
     
  9. EsTriFee macrumors newbie

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    Just did.. TBH It was driving me nuts before (trying to figure out how to fix it), I just got the MacBook Pro and I honestly don't use iMessage or even sms messages mostly at all, but recently I tried talking to someone over iMessage and was surprised when I got a notification on my Mac (like presently surprised) only to realise it doesn't work 99% of the time afterwards!

    Side note: Why are none of the iMessage effects recreated on the Mac window? I quite enjoy them on the phone, but its a shame that you lose them in the Mac messaging client.
     
  10. bwintx macrumors 6502

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    Anecdotal only, I know, but am not experiencing this. iMac 2017 with High Sierra, iPhone 7 Plus with iOS 11.0.3.
     
  11. macfacts macrumors 68030

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    Take a look in the iOS 11 section of the forums. https://forums.macrumors.com/forums/ios-11.202/

    The solution to every problem is DFU restore as new.
     
  12. macLifestyle macrumors newbie

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    We have discovered this as well on a few of our Macs. Restarting seems to auto poll the iMessage server and missing messages then appear. On some Macs this is a temporary fix, on others the problem has not returned.

    http://twitter.com/maclifestyle
     
  13. Zadigre macrumors regular

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    the solution might as well be "buy a new device"... this doesn't mean it's the right solution.
    the most I did to "fix" a problem was reset network settings. that's it. and I've been using iPhones since the iPhone 3G.

    I did a few DFU restore on my iPhone 3G and 3Gs... the cause of the problem was the jailbreak that messed up my device.
     
  14. macgabe macrumors regular

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    done
     
  15. BWhaler macrumors 68030

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    I thought this was a bug fixing release. You know, like Snow Leopard.

    Oh well.
     
  16. expiredyogurt macrumors regular

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    got this issue and it also doesnt work with the apple watch. even with the iphone screen locked, when there were new messages, it doesnt ping the watch not does it go to the mac. i would classify this as a critical bug cause continuity is the reason i bought a mac and it's not working properly now
     
  17. ltb7 macrumors 6502

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    i’m on beta high sierra latest + ios 11 and it works fine on my iphone but not my macbook air - it’s def an issue with HS beta (i’m in US) as my last messages appear from day i d/l’ed beta + when i go into settings on imessage it says inactive so i can’t change any settings there...
     
  18. Urban Joe Suspended

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    I wonder if this has to do with their solar powered server farms being under-powered? Perhaps we'd all be better off with a server in our own basement.
     
  19. sliceoftoast macrumors 6502

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    I am finding my messages are disappearing! if i run maintenance tools such as onyx.
     
  20. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    today I was getting almost 2 hour delay.
    Once I got the messages though the replies and messages after that are ok.

    Just first messages on the day from the contact are delayed
     
  21. ltb7 macrumors 6502

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    i still can not get imessages on macbook air, tried everything, running masOS HS 10.13.1, downloading HS public beta 1 now, going bananas, any help much appreciate!
     
  22. arlogilbert macrumors newbie

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    #47
    This bug appears to be related to something in location services. Any time a new application requests location from the system, all of the iMessages sync. Accordingly I fixed this in a not so glamorous way (ymmv):

    1. Install LocationHelper from the App store, you'll never see it, it just runs when your script below calls it.
    2. Open a Terminal window and type:

      crontab -e

    3. Paste the following into the editor:

      * * * * * osascript -e 'tell app "Location Helper" to get location coordinates' > /dev/null 2>&1

    4. Ctrl-X and "Save modified buffer"

    Now every 60 seconds your system will check the current location and iMessage will be at least closer to in sync at all times.
     
  23. Molly’s Mom macrumors newbie

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    Two months later ‍♀️ Multiple users on iMac can see messages sent to only one of the users!! Annoying to say the least. iPhone texts, many required daily for work, pop up on iMac under another user, who happens to be working as well, just not on the same project!! Apple has been notified. If Apple doesn’t “see” the problem, they assume it’s a user error
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    I don’t have a delay either. But “my” messages pop up on other “users”. Like the iMac thinks there is only one user. Clearly there are three!! Two of which don’t need to see messages that were NOT intended for them.
     

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