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iChat displays old messages as new?

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stephanpellegrini Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 11, 2013 9:08 AM

My iChat (I call it iMessage) is acting weird! It displays old messages as new messages and gets the history/order all fixed up???

MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Jul 11, 2013 2:11 PM (in response to stephanpellegrini)



    The Messages app in Mountain Lion can send iMessages if you have entered in an Apple ID.

    You can also have AIM, Jabber ot Yahoo accounts as well.


    The iMessages account can be set up to link with an iPhone Number and will then sync (display) the iMessages on the Mac and on the iPhone  (iPads and some iPod Touch items can also be in the loop).


    There is a known issue on the Mac version that if you have been using the iPhone and the Mac has been Off, when Messages is launched the Sync may be out of order.

    In worst cases the new messages still being sent to you will be received Instantly and be out of order.

    Restarting the app is reported by some to provide some relief to this (it is not a total answer).


    Apple reported that in the OS X 10.8.4 update that had changed one items that was one possible cause to this issue.

    However the app remains at version 7.0.1 so that change is somewhere else in the set up.

    Few people have rush back here to say it solved it for them  (most reports still say it is not effective).


    I would use this iChat Feedback page

    Under the hood the app is still iChat

    The Version drop downs have always been a problem on this page so type your details in the Free Text area.







    10:11 PM      Thursday; July 11, 2013


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