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  • gr8ful0221 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi:  Read through the original post and the replies.  Just bought a new macbook all updated software, and the exact same problems (delayed and out-of-order messages, problems sending on first try) exist.

     

    It seems to me that Messages just doesn't work right despite the updates.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,350 points)

    Hi,

     

    As Documented above the Blurb says "An Issue" that "May Cause' the Out of Order iMessages.

    This suggests that there may be other issue that cause it.

     

     

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    8:55 PM      Monday; September 2, 2013

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.4)
     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

  • grbevski Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Guys, this is a fix that worked for me.

     

    As mentioned you need to make sure that the imessage settings are identical in both your iOS and Mac. You also need to make sure that your phone number is active on your account (through the apple website).

     

    The FIX is to delete messages in your messages folder on your hard drive. Here's how:

     

    • Quit out of Messages for Mac
    • Hit Command+Shift+G to bring up the “Go To Folder” window
    • Enter ~/Library/Messages/
    • Select all files in the Messages directory and move to trash, files will be named chat.db, chat.db-shm, chat.db-wal, etc
    • Empty the Trash and relaunch iMessages

     

    This does not delete the existing messages nore does it remove your settings in iMessage (well it didn't for me). As soon as you relaunch everything should spring back to life.

     

    Good luck!

  • kiIIerQueen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have tried your tip and unfortunately cannot empty the trash bin, even after quitting the Messages app.

     

    Any idea on why these files are still in use?

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,350 points)

    Hi

     

    I have not had a chance to test this as I save my Chats and Messages.

     

    However if you have Save on Closure turned On then the Archive Folder within ~/Library/Messages will hold items that are listed in the Recent Items listings in Messages > File Menu > Recent Items.

    This may mean they are "Active" even if moved to the Trash.

     

     

     

     

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    8:37 pm      Wednesday; October 23, 2013

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.4)
     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

  • Dannygack Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Finally got mine to work after WEEKS of trying, what i did was reset my time zone stuff, so even though it was set on "auto" i took it off auto and then set it for a wrong time zone and then turned on auto again so it had to reset it self. then after that i had to reset my keychain and finally it works.

  • cgarch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Complaint reinstated. Why in the wide wide world of sports is this still a problem? This seems absurd that the lines of a conversation are completely out of order AND there seems to be no proven way to fix it. They have time stamps - why can't Apple add the appropriate code to place these in order? This makes no sense - at all.

  • slk4lak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had to reset the time zones, this fixed the problem. Thanks

  • benduncalf33 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi All,

    iMessage on MacBook Pro Retina 10.9.2 has been working perfectly until yesterday... Grrrrr.. I use it 100 times a day! I've tried all these tips and still things are awry!

    Did anyone have any luck with anything else?

    Please help!

  • Peter 5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Had the folowing problem:

    Side 1: Mac Mini and iPad1

    Side 2: iPhone 4 and iPad Air

    Side 3: iPhone 4s and Macbook Air

     

    1 <-> 2 works perfect. Every message goes to all the devices.

     

    1 <-> 3 works sometimes. Lot of red exclamation marks.

     

    Found out there were problems when the Macbook was asleep. Messages didn’t get delivered when sleeping. When running, no problem.

    Other observation: the Mac Mini had Bonjour turned on.

     

     

    My solution, turn on Bonjour on the Macbook Air and (until now) every things seems to work. Messages get send to a sleeping Macbook and no messages are missed.

  • Argelius Level 2 Level 2 (200 points)

    Worked for me.  Thanks!

  • unarbre Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks mate, that really worked. Now I just have the issue of not being able to use imessage with my phone.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,350 points)

    Hi,

     

    On the iPhone remove the Apple ID.

    Then set the iPhone to Airplane mode for a few minutes to break with the server.

     

    When back in the Messages app settings check the iPhone can send an iMessage to the Apple ID BEFORE you add it back as an option (Check the iPhone Number works).

    If this works add back the Apple ID.

    Restart the Mac version and accept any pop ups about the iPhone and the IDs it is using.

     

     

     

     

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    9:21 pm      Friday; October 17, 2014

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz i5 2011 (Mavericks 10.9)
     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
  • unarbre Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, but I already fixed my problem.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,350 points)

    Good to hear.

     

     

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    7:14 pm      Saturday; October 18, 2014

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz i5 2011 (Mavericks 10.9)
     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