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iMessage Received in the iMac, not in iPhone

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Pedro Santos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 16, 2013 3:32 AM

The iMessage is activated in the iPhone and the iPhone was turned on and with Wi-Fi connection.


I switched on my iMac at 11.00 am, and saw an iMessage send to my mobile number at 9:00 am only on my computer, when I turned on at 11:am as I already said.

Never received that message in iPhone. And when I started chatting in iPhone, the prior messages, except the first message at 9.00am, were synced both iMac and iPhone.


Yesterday something similar happen.

I was away, and I left my computer turned on.

When I was in a place with bad signal, it seems I received an iMessage on my computer, because when I returned home, I saw that message that never reached my mobile phone.


Can anyone understand what is happening ?

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 4 GB 800 Mhz
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 2:31 PM (in response to Pedro Santos)



    I can't fully explain this.

    In my own home  the Mobile Phone service coverage is patchy so that my iPhones  (I have two) vary in the signal that they get as they are with different providers.


    My MacBook Pro tell me my WiFi signal varies around the house as well.


    I can see that there exists the possibility that an iPhone may not be able to be on the internet either by Wifi or Mobile Phone coverage and therefore be out of touch with the iMessages server.


    However I would expect it to "Sync up" as soon as it was "seen" to be back On line.


    I do find on the other hand that if I iMessage my wife from work when my Mac is Off line that Messages does not always show those iMessages when it syncs up.


    As you say you can continue a conversation on one of the devices and then everything continues to sync.


    It sees in my case both my iPhones and my Mac can be Off line all at the same time due to circumstances of location and turning off my Mac when I am not using it.

    At this point the iMessages server my not be able to tell if it is syncing or delivering iMessages or if the device/Apple ID has been removed from the "Registered Devices".


    If it thinks the Apple ID has been removed it may not deliver a message until it is sure (And not sync the queried ones)


    10:31 PM      Sunday; February 17, 2013

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"


      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • gkg31 Calculating status...
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    Mar 23, 2013 6:17 AM (in response to Pedro Santos)

    It looks like after fixing their security issue with Apple ID's, it no longer works at all for some accounts. This prevents iMessage and Facetime from linking to a phone number. What happened to Apple? I used to be fine paying a premium price for a premium product, but now, everytime they fix or upgrade something, it's done in a Microsoft kind of way. They're very close to losing another long time customer.


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