Voicemail/iMessages/SMS Suddenly Appearing w/ Beta 4

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by 3282868, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. 3282868 macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    I filed this with ADC. After installing iOS 6 Beta 4, did anyone suddenly have tons of voicemails and texts appear, going back days/weeks? :confused:
  2. Nermal, Aug 6, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2012

    Nermal Moderator


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    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    A friend of mine is getting each message he *sends* in his notification bar, and there's a new contact in his Messages app containing everything he's sent. Sounds like it could be related.

    Edit: He's resolved this. He was sending messages to his wife (same Apple ID), and as part of the beta 4 upgrade his phone had associated itself with both phone numbers. This can be changed in Settings > Messages > Receive At.
  3. 3282868 thread starter macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    So odd.

    In 10.8, any iMessage sent from an iOS 6 device is sent to OS X 10.8, as long as email addresses are associated with your cell number (this appears when setting up Messages/FaceTime in iOS). Everything is now synced, so messages sent from your iPad and/or iPhone 4S will be immediately on your Mac, and if the contact isn't in your Contacts app, it will show as a number only (you can add that number to your contacts manually).

    It's confusing lol. A friend who just switched to a 4S for work from Android is getting used to it. We texted, him on his Google Talk account and me from Messages in OS X. One issue seems if you have a contact with gmail/iMessages-iCloud/AIM address/accounts, you can't determine what account you're communicating with in a conversation in Messages. You can configure all your devices and Messages app to start a conversation with either your phone number or one of your associated email addresses (I have my number and @me.com and @icloud.com all linked). Yet if someone leaves a conversation, ex logs out of Google then logs into iCloud, it doesn't indicate that in Messages.

    Aside from that, it seems many are suddenly getting visual voicemail messages they weren't from the servers as well as many messages. Don't know what the issue is but may be server related as well.
  4. Tonewheel macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2007
    This seemed to be a bug in beta 3. VMs and notifications would be absent, when people would tell me they'd left a voicemail. They'd never be indicated on the phone...UNTIL I did a hard phone reset. Then, boom...there they were.

    I've had beta 4 up and running for a couple of hours, and VMs are working as usual.
  5. 3282868 thread starter macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    Thanks! That's insane, I had a ton of work voicemails I missed, serves me right for deciding on using a beta on my main device for the first time since iOS developing lol.

    Thankfully it's fixed, just need to make many apologetic calls today :eek:
  6. Nyk0n macrumors regular


    Aug 13, 2008
    no issues with my visual voicemail or messages since my upgrade
  7. 3282868 thread starter macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    Awesome! Glad it's fixed. Thanks everyone. :)
  8. bgro macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010
    South Florida
    I got a ton of voicemails that never appeared in Beta 3!

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