Me and a friend have noticed a big flaw with iMessage on our end. If one of us is online, then one of us goes offline. Mine will still send there phone iMessages, and they won't receive them till they go online again. Even if they send me a SMS, mine will still reply as a iMessage.
It's stupid, I have to turn off iMessage just to send them a SMS if their data is down. The phone does not auto-detect it. Anyone else getting this massive flaw?
- 12-20-2011, 06:57 PM #2
I have a 4S, they have a 3GS. Only using phone numbers, no email addresses involved
- 12-20-2011, 07:31 PM #4
- 12-20-2011, 07:37 PM #5
It's really odd, even when the person on the otherside is completely offline. Any messages I send to their phone number send completely as a iMessage (no errors) and they get them when they get online. But I have to manually send a SMS by turning off my wifi or iMessage.
- 12-20-2011, 07:58 PM #7
- 12-21-2011, 12:42 AM #9
- 12-21-2011, 12:54 AM #10
- 12-21-2011, 02:32 AM #11
The iMessage should automatically be sent as an sms when you send an iMessage to a person that is offline, as long as the option is turned on. But it takes around a minute or two for the phone to detect that the other person is not online.
In my case, if i sense that it is already taking too long for the iMessage to get sent, i just resort to holding down the message bubble and then send it as an SMS.
I guess I need to restore then. None of what you guys say is happening for me. Even if the recepiant I'm trying with if offline for like half an hour, no other iMessage devices on... all messages I send to their phone number (I have the send as SMS option on) will send as a iMessage without fail. No errors or nothing. They will receive them as soon as they come online. But the send button never switches to green.
- 12-21-2011, 07:40 AM #13
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- 12-21-2011, 01:18 PM #18