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How to Resolve the Messages Out of Order Issue

Especially important for quick message conversations.

Have you noticed that sometimes your iMessages are not in the order you received them? It only happens when you're having a message conversation with someone that goes back and forth quickly; when the sequence is most important. 

This “bug” was introduced with the iOS 11.2.1 update, and Apple included a fix in the iOS 11.2.5 update on January 23, 2018. However, for many people the fix didn’t work because there are a few extra steps you need to take on your iPhone. 


Here are the steps to get messages back in order on your iPhone: 

Step 1 - Make sure Your iOS Software is up to date
    Go to Settings > General > Software update > and update your software if necessary.

Step 1 - Turn Messages on and off
    Go to Settings > Messages > Turn off messages. Wait 10-15 seconds. Turn it back on.

Step 2 - Turn Time Settings on and off
    Go to Settings > General > Date & Time > Turn off Set Automatically for about 10-15 seconds and turn it back on.

Step 3 - Restart your iPhone
    Hold down the sleep/wake button on the upper right side > sliding to power off > hold down the sleep/wake button until the Apple logo appears.

Grab a friend and have a quick back and forth message conversation to make sure everything is back in order.