What happens to iMessages when the recipient's phone is off? ...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cmeisenzahl, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

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    What happens to messages sent via iMessage or as text messages if the recipient's phone is off? Are they queued and resent when the phone is turned on? Or do they end up in the bit bucket?

    Thanks!
    Chris
     
  2. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    It would fail unless it is resent as a normal text.
     
  3. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    I believe the messages will show up when you turn on the phone...at least this is the behavior I observed recently when traveling overseas, while on the plane my phone was off when I turned it on upon landing and connecting to wifi, iMessgaes came through... and they couldn't have been sent as text because I was in airplane mode
     
  4. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I guess what will happen is it will say delivered, but probably store in the server and once the other end phone is turned on, and is connected, they should receive it. If not then it will likely go as text.
     
  5. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    They should still be delivered and be able to be read when the phone is turned on.
     

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