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Stop Messages from doing message updates

256 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 11, 2012 11:58 PM by TheSmokeMonster RSS
LoneStar_ Calculating status...
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Mar 9, 2012 12:16 AM

This is driving me insane.


When you boot your computer, Messages loads and starts updating with all the messages you've done on other devices. So while your computer is off, if you do a few conversations with iMessages on your iPhone, when you boot your computer, you will see these conversations update on your Messages app.


Although it sounds nice in theory. I have a computer that I don't use for 4 days and when I finally get back to it, I have to wait 10 minutes for the message updates to finish.


A simple solution would be to stop doing the timed message updates (the updates are following a timing, so you don't get everything at once, but little by little as if the conversation is happening in real-time, although fastened) and give all the updates at once. This way, you get everything in a second and can get to work.


A second solution is to allow in the preferences to de-activate the message updates altogether.


But no matter what, something has to be done. Anybody else annoyed by this "feature" ?

Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Cory Bauer Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)
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    Mar 10, 2012 7:54 AM (in response to LoneStar_)

    I'm in the exact same boat. And at this point my Mac is so far behind the conversations that it seems like it will never catch up. In fact it seems to have given up completely, making it entirely unusable. If the conversations happened days ago, then they need to update all at once when the Mac is turned on, not one message at a time as if the conversation was happening in real time.

  • ffaubert Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 10, 2012 2:37 PM (in response to LoneStar_)

    I have an iMac and a Macbook Air, both with messages beta installed.  My iMac is always on and stays up to date, but my Macbook Air spends most of its time sleeping and is sooooo far behind with messages that it will never catch up.  The way it syncs is incredibly annoying and completely unusable on a machine that gets powered off with some frequency.  I'm at the point where I may have to uninstall Messages on my Macbook because it is so friggin annoying.

  • Aaron O\\\' Neill Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 10, 2012 2:43 PM (in response to ffaubert)

    I came on here in the hope that someone would have a solution and I was being stupid in missing it


    I have an iPad and iPhone and a Mac so when I use a device for the first time in a couple of hours I have to sit through it updating everything

  • TheSmokeMonster Level 4 Level 4 (3,240 points)
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    Mar 11, 2012 11:58 PM (in response to LoneStar_)

    File feedback to apple.



    A simple solution would be for it to have a button that says (load previous chats) just like it sort of already does.


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