Apple sued over iMessage bug that stops texts reaching Android defectors

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Apple has been hit with a lawsuit over a consistent iMessage defect that avoids texts being delivered to previous iPhone users who departed the iOS environment to use Android phones.

The long-existing flaw impacts some Android users whose telephone number were formerly connected with iMessage with an iPhone.

The outcome is that iMessage users believe a text sent to an Android equivalent has been provided, but the recipient never ever gets the message. Neither celebration knows the issue.

It appears the issue is device centric, with iPhones believing all numbers previously connected with iMessage are still connected to an iPhone. That means delivery will still be tried over the internet, instead of through cellular networks.

No real fix

The scenario could now come to a head as a result of a class action suit filed by a Samsung device owner, distressed her communications with iPhone users are been curtailed.

Apple presently has no genuine solution for the issue, but present workarounds involve iPhone users deactivating their number on iMessage before switching over, or the sender deleting and re-adding a contact.

It will be fascinating to see if this legal action urges Apple to resolve the concern which blogger Adam Pash declares, the company has no concept ways to fix.

He wrote: ‘Apple has actually completely hijacked my text messaging and my contact number mobility (portability between gadgets, not networks). No person can fix this however Apple due to the fact that it’s a problem at the device level, which means people in my position have no recourse however to wait for Apple to find out what the trouble is.’

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