Probably the answer is to not text so damn much?
May 6, 2014 2:20 PM Subscribe
My iMessages keep stacking up/not getting delivered to my phone and I don't know how to fix this. On a typical workday my boyfriend and I exchange hundreds of messages (ugh I know), mostly on our computers. The problem: when I check my phone at the end of the work day, the messages are not there (which is no big deal) but they proceed to download over the next hour or so, preventing new messages from being delivered and churning through my battery at an alarming rate.
posted by mskyle to Technology (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Technical details: I have an iPhone 5s on a T-Mobile prepaid plan. He has an iPhone 4 on SmartTalk. We send most of our work day messages from our work computers, which are MacBook Pro Retinas. The stacking up happens whether my phone is connected via wifi or LTE/4G. These are iMessages, not SMS; SMS usually works OK. My boyfriend does not have the same problem; the messages get to his phone at roughly the same time as they get to his computer. Messages are mostly plain text with the occasional gif or emoji. I mostly notice the problem with texts from him but it seems to happen with iMessages to other people too (but I don't use iMessage this way with anyone else, so...).
If I check my messages on my phone regularly (at least every hour or so) I can usually stay reasonably caught up, but if I get busy and don't look at the phone all day, it can take well over an hour to catch up.
I've googled around and checked the Apple forums but I just can't seem to figure out the right search terms to find other people with the same problem (or maybe I'm the only one).
Has anyone else had this problem? Any advice? Is there some secret setting I'm missing?