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IMessage/Text Messages Out Of Order

Ever Since I updated to iOS 11.2.1 my messages do not show in correct order Ive tried restart manually setting time and 24hr time. Nothing seems to fix this issue driving me nuts constantly missing text because overlooking. They are showing as if they were received before other messages. Common Apple your killing me how can I keep speaking so highly of you when lately you've been letting me down.

iPhone 6s, iOS 11.2.1

Posted on Dec 21, 2017 7:38 PM

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Jan 2, 2018 8:42 AM in response to MagnusAReid

I just got off the phone with Advanced Support from Apple and Now have mine working.


If you go into Settings > General > Date & Time > Turn off Set Automatically for about 10-15 seconds and turn it back on.


I did this and have now tested it with a new message thread as well as an exiting message thread with two people that I have had the problem with and it is now working correctly.

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Dec 29, 2017 6:08 PM in response to panchososa694

This can't be a carrier issue as this issue is spread across several carriers. I live in a household who uses both AT&T and Verizon and we all are experiencing this.


WiFi connection makes no difference. Apps, software, soft resets have all been done and verified.


Person A sends text message - shows as delivered.


Person B responds. Within 1-3 minutes


Shows as;


Person B

Person A


Having worked for Verizon for 6 years, seeing copious mysterious problems and diagnoses, this issue by its characteristics cannot be any of the networks at fault.

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Question marked as Helpful

Dec 29, 2017 6:08 PM in response to panchososa694

This can't be a carrier issue as this issue is spread across several carriers. I live in a household who uses both AT&T and Verizon and we all are experiencing this.


WiFi connection makes no difference. Apps, software, soft resets have all been done and verified.


Person A sends text message - shows as delivered.


Person B responds. Within 1-3 minutes


Shows as;


Person B

Person A


Having worked for Verizon for 6 years, seeing copious mysterious problems and diagnoses, this issue by its characteristics cannot be any of the networks at fault.

IMessage/Text Messages Out Of Order

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