Problem: duplicate texts with every send - one from iMessage & one from Text.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PecanEater, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. PecanEater macrumors 6502

    PecanEater

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    #1
    Trying to solve a friends problem. Every time he sends a text message with his iphone (iOS5) two messages get sent - one as an iMessage & one as a Text. Any ideas what's going on? Solutions? Thanks.
     
  2. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

    Jordan921

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    I'm not having the issue with sending both iMessage and text but I do receive them twice.
     
  3. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

    Kyotoma

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    Tell your friend to turn off Send as SMS in Settings>Messages. Your friend is probably in a low coverage area.
     
  4. PecanEater thread starter macrumors 6502

    PecanEater

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    so, the if there's poor service you can get a message that goes through one then the other?
     
  5. Tinmania macrumors 68040

    Tinmania

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    Not supposed to happen that way but I have seen it. If iMessage fails to receive a "delivered" flag after x number of minutes (I think 5) it can send it instead via SMS. But if the message was delivered via iMessage the recipient might end up with both.

    I have had this happen when I was in a very low signal area and sometimes had no data connection at all (but had voice). iMessage needs internet to work but SMS does not.



    Michael
     
  6. thatdrewguy macrumors regular

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    Strange this also happened to me today as I was the receiver of a text message. I got the first text message as an iMessage. A few minutes later I got the same first message as a Text Message. I told the person messaging me dude I just answered your question why are you asking me the same thing again. :confused: I guess I also got a delayed first message.
     

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