Not all iMessages being delivered/2 conversations with same contact

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by handsomelife, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. handsomelife macrumors member

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    When sending iMessages to a certain contact every now and again she doesn't receive my iMessage, despite my phone telling me it's delivered.

    Every so often her iMessages also appear in a new conversation so I have 2 conversations with the same contact.

    Has anyone else had this issue and know of any resolution? I've tried disabling and re-enabling iMessage but no luck.
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    Tell the contact to make sure their phone number is selected under settings-messages-send and receive. It's possible you sometime send a message to their phone number and sometimes their email.
     
  3. segrobja macrumors regular

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    This happens to me all the time with people. I think it sometimes comes from them being in bad service areas. Like iMessage can't deliver to the cell number so switches to email which then goes through. It's annoying cause I have all these messages that are fragmented. And then trying to explain to someone that they are texting from their email and we now have 2 conversations going is a whole other mess.
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G4

    mattopotamus

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    This happens a a lot, but I never get a second conversation from it. It just sends it as a "text" in that same thread.
     
  5. segrobja macrumors regular

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    Thats different. That is them switching between service/no service and it going back and forth between SMS and iMessage.

    What I am talking about (and the OP) is when you end up with 2 separate conversations with 1 person because the iMessage starts going to their email instead of their phone number.
     
  6. handsomelife thread starter macrumors member

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    The 2 convos doesn't bother me that much, I get that with a couple of contacts but it's the random messages not being delivered and having no way of knowing which is really frustrating.
     
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G4

    mattopotamus

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    Do you think that is b.c the receiver does not have their number also associated with iMessage? Like I suggested?
     
  8. segrobja macrumors regular

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    No because then it would've never been able to initiate as an iMessage to their number in the first place
     
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    Well it could be that sometimes it is choosing the email and other times the number
     
  10. py712 macrumors newbie

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    I was having the same problem. I wasn't receiving some of my messages also. I finally figured out that it was going to my mac in the messages app. I had to turn off my account in the app on my mac.
     

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