Apple to repair iMessage bug that causes ex-iPhone customers to lose their texts
Apple says it is fastened a server bug that was affecting “some” former iMessage customers who had tried to modify to Android or one other OS. Nevertheless, it admits there’s one other drawback with its messaging platform that it nonetheless hasn’t managed to deal with. Based on Re/code, the primary bug was making it troublesome for Apple employees to maintain monitor of which telephone numbers are at present related to an iPhone — info that’s important for the right operating of the iMessage system. With out an correct database, ex-iPhone customers might discover that a few of their SMS messages are mistakenly handled as iMessages and sucked into the bowels of an Apple’s datacenter, from whence they could by no means return. As for the remaining flaws, and iMessage’s broader dependence on up-to-the-minute document-holding, Apple says it is engaged on a fuller answer that may are available a “future software program replace.” Within the meantime, the most effective recommendation for any iPhone leaver continues to be to manually disable iMessage and return to common SMS earlier than they energy down for the ultimate time.