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Dec 3, 2017
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I don’t know what happened but now most of my messages say maybe next to the contact name. It never said that. All these contacts are on my contact book with all information. When I click on info on the message and click on the arrow to see the information of that contact, there is nothing. I tried turning off iMessage and FaceTime and restarted then turned back on but the same. Anyone have any suggestion on how to get rid of the maybe on messages?
 

timeconsumer

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Did you recently add or remove any apps that had permission to your contacts? I had an issue once with Telegram where it removed somebody from my contacts and I had to re-add their number to their contact.
 
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wagonfixin

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Sep 26, 2017
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Figured it out. Imported sim contacts.

No such simple import resolution here… It appears to be yet *another* iOS bug (11.2). Same cause though (had to sign out of iCloud to get Apple's buggered-up rollout of Pay Cash working). Same problem on both iPad & iPhone with iMessage (looks fine in Contacts, and under Phone). Bug persists across restarts, hard reboots, and signing in-and out of iCloud multiple times…

Sorry to pile on Apple, your hardware execution remains close to a top-notch 10/10, but your complex iOS and macOS integrated software stack has rapidly slipped to 4/10. Dumping Alpha software under rapid-turn "public Beta(s)", then pushing the 7th iteration out as a production-ready Release is quite misleading!

If unable or unwilling to complete a comprehensive cross-product integration/testing cycle before dumping to production, then perhaps a new release ring (eg: Alpha, Beta, Production, and YepWeActuallyTestedThisVersionForReals™) would help.
  • The recent rounds of "Release" software has *not* been correctly/fully tested
  • Your public beta data-collection is *not* working it's way into Release products
  • Your customers are truly noticing (you should hear my kids reflections on iOS' quality)
  • This *should* be embarrassing
  • You *can* do better
  • You are *not* doing better
  • My confidence/trust in Apple's ability to safeguard/maintain our data has been undermined
  • Apple remains firmly on the path to erode market position, confidence, and share
I have no doubt that there is a culture of care & pride in delivering tightly integrated products that excel at delivering interconnected functionality that Just Works. It shows. However, changes are needed to address this very public perception/reality of slipping Release quality.
 
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boston04and07

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May 13, 2008
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Has anyone found a fix for this? I had to sign out and back in to iCloud last night due to an unrelated issue. Everything has come back down from the cloud at this point, but my Messages is still either showing phone numbers or “Maybe” in front of the names of people who are in my contacts. Super annoying...
 
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atxcook

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May 23, 2018
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Has anyone found a fix for this? I had to sign out and back in to iCloud last night due to an unrelated issue. Everything has come back down from the cloud at this point, but my Messages is still either showing phone numbers or “Maybe” in front of the names of people who are in my contacts. Super annoying...

I had the issue on my iPad/iPhone after latest update. Turned out it was because my contacts were turned off on my main email account used for Apple sign in. Once I turned the contacts back on, the “Maybe” message disappeared.
 
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tecart2

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Sep 14, 2018
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I had the issue on my iPad/iPhone after latest update. Turned out it was because my contacts were turned off on my main email account used for Apple sign in. Once I turned the contacts back on, the “Maybe” message disappeared.
I turned my main email account contacts OFF (it deleted them all off of the phone) and then back ON. As soon as it re-synced with the server, the problem was instantly fixed.
 
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