iMessage sending to wrong recipient

iMessage sending to wrong recipient

iMessage sending to wrong recipient

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iMessage sending to wrong recipient

Today my wife called to ask if I had received her texts. I said no. Have not got any today. 

she said she sent me a few questions and a picture of a Christmas gift. 

and someone replied to her. " I think you have the wrong number. "

she was sending me the text on an iPhone 10 to my iPhone 7. 

she was continuing a previous iMessage chat. 

I replied to her with a short text and she got my reply right under the previous "wrong number" message from someone else. 

she sent me a screen shot. And it looks like I sent both. But I did not. 

glitch. ?? Or should I be concerned. ?? She is with Bell. I'm with Fido. 

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Re: iMessage sending to wrong recipient

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Hello Fireram,

 

  To clarify, is your wife sending you iMessage or text messages? If they are iMessages, those messages go through Apple servers and not through mobile providers (except as data if not on Wifi) so it should not matter that you have different providers. If there is a glitch, that would be on Apple's end. You might consider contacting Apple to see if they have encountered a similar issue with other iPhone users.

 

  From a quick search, it appears to be a common issue. Though I'm not sure if they are all related to the same cause:

 

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8547157

https://www.altpress.com/news/apple-ios-12-update-imessage/

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/imessage-issue-with-sending-to-wrong-person.2141355/

...

 

  I'm not that familiar with the idiosyncrasies of iOS or iMessages. Perhaps a more thorough search might provide some additional information.

 

Hope this helps 😀

 

Cheers

 

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Hello. Thanks for the reply. 
The message was sent as an iMessage.
and received as an imesseg

 

and I think your correct. It's an Apple issue. 
not very secure. Obviously.   

 

maybe time for a blackberry comeback. 

I'll pursue it with Apple and if I get a reply, (doubtfully) I'll post it back here. 

take care. 

Senior MVP

Hello Fireram,

 

  To clarify, is your wife sending you iMessage or text messages? If they are iMessages, those messages go through Apple servers and not through mobile providers (except as data if not on Wifi) so it should not matter that you have different providers. If there is a glitch, that would be on Apple's end. You might consider contacting Apple to see if they have encountered a similar issue with other iPhone users.

 

  From a quick search, it appears to be a common issue. Though I'm not sure if they are all related to the same cause:

 

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8547157

https://www.altpress.com/news/apple-ios-12-update-imessage/

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/imessage-issue-with-sending-to-wrong-person.2141355/

...

 

  I'm not that familiar with the idiosyncrasies of iOS or iMessages. Perhaps a more thorough search might provide some additional information.

 

Hope this helps 😀

 

Cheers