I generally love my iPhone and my life has forever changed since being introduced to the device when it first grace the world with its appearance. That being said, there are a few things that piss me off about a near-perfect smart phone.
One if them is that a few months ago, my husband and I noticed that our iMessages were not getting delivered to each other and when the iPhone said “Sent as Text Message” that actually meant “Didn’t fucking send it at all.” Because of this problem, my husband and I had a few arguments over alerting each other to certain things until we realized that our messages were not getting sent/received.
Last week, I happened to notice a post from Brian X. Chen over at the New York Times Personal Tech blog. He discusses how he lost an entire day of messages and missed an event put together by his friends. His problem seemed to be delayed messages instead of never receiving them. He complained to his followers on Twitter and one of them suggested to uninstall Messages Beta. He says that since he and his friends have done that, they haven’t experienced a problem since.
I do recall installing Messages Beta on my MacBook Air with Lion at home, but I can’t remember if it was before or after I started noticing these message hiccups. After last weekend, I received about a dozen or so messages from my family that were sent back in January. January! I was willing to try just about anything to remedy this issue and happened upon this possible fix. For about a week now, I haven’t noticed any problems and it seems my messages have been sent and I haven’t seen the dreaded “Sent as Text Message” popping up on my phone anymore.
I hope this fixes the problem for good because for something touted as the replacement for text messages, I would expect it to be more reliable!