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Question: Text messages are not in order and I am not getting notified of new text messages

Just updated to iOs 11 last night. This morning my settings are all undone. The one that has me stumped is that my text messages are totally out of order. Any of my texts for a conversation are all lumped together at the bottom with all the replies above. It is confusing to read! I am also not getting alerted that I have new texts. Any suggestions?

iPhone 6s, iOS 11

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Dec 22, 2017 4:09 PM in response to HartN In response to HartN

I encountered this problem after updating to iOS 11.2 on an iPhone 6. Only with iMessage. What seems to have worked thus far: turn off iMessage. Turn on airplane mode. Power off. Wait a few minutes. Power back on. Turn airplane mode off. Send a few messages as plain text messages. Verify those are working correctly. Turn iMessage back on. Again, send messages to see if it is working properly again. So far so good for me.

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Dec 9, 2017 12:54 PM in response to HartN In response to HartN

Hey guys!!! I had the same issue and have now fixed it. I hope it works for you too. My phone date and time was always set to manual, and I had my phone set 10 minutes ahead of actual time. I reluctantly have set it back to automatic and this is not showing texts in correct order. It won’t re-order any old text messages but everything since I’ve made the change is now in order. Let me know if this is successful for you :)

Dec 9, 2017 12:54 PM

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Dec 15, 2017 12:01 PM in response to CT1404 In response to CT1404

Same problem here, and the time setting has not fixed it. The alerts don’t work either. When I first noticed this I thought maybe my cell data was slow, and since I rarely have long-term conversations on text it wasn’t always noticeable; but, as I texted back and forth today with someone as an experiment for this specific issue, I watched as replies popped up above my older texts. This is a bug. Apple fix this, please.

Dec 15, 2017 12:01 PM

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Dec 22, 2017 4:09 PM in response to HartN In response to HartN

I encountered this problem after updating to iOS 11.2 on an iPhone 6. Only with iMessage. What seems to have worked thus far: turn off iMessage. Turn on airplane mode. Power off. Wait a few minutes. Power back on. Turn airplane mode off. Send a few messages as plain text messages. Verify those are working correctly. Turn iMessage back on. Again, send messages to see if it is working properly again. So far so good for me.

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Dec 29, 2017 10:57 PM in response to HartN In response to HartN

I’m having the same issue. My date and time setting has always been automatic. I’ve tried all the suggestions I’ve read from these forums and nothing works. It gets really hard to follow a conversation when all responses are listed before the questions. Apple please figure this out and fix this text message glitch.


RE: text message conversations are all out of order. iOS 11.2.1 iPhone 6 SE

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