Judge dismisses lawsuit against Apple over undelivered texts to Android devices

“Earlier this year, a case against Apple regarding undelivered text messages from an iOS device to an Android phone was denied access to class-action level, and now the same judge has made a new ruling,” Evan Selleck reports for iPhone Hacks.

“U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh has finally dismissed the lawsuit against Apple that complained that those who had switched from iOS to Android were not receiving text messages from iOS devices after making the switch,” Selleck reports.

“Now that Judge Koh has made this ruling,” Selleck reports, “all of the active lawsuits against the Cupertino-based company regarding this particular issue are now closed, so it looks like Apple can finally put it behind them.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s iOS Messages webpage very clearly states: iMessage lets you send messages back and forth with anyone on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or a Mac running Mountain Lion or later.

Apple never stated that their iMessage instant messenger service would work with random inferior iPhone knockoffs.

If you want to receive messages via Apple’s iMessage instant messenger service, get a real iPhone.


Judge Lucy Koh rules for Apple, scuttles class action lawsuit over undelivered texts to Android downgraders – August 5, 2015
Judge Lucy Koh pressures Apple by consolidating lawsuits over undelivered texts to Android downgraders – November 14, 2014
Judge: Apple must face U.S. lawsuit over vanishing iPhone text messages – November 11, 2014
Apple introduces online tool for deregistering iMessage – November 10, 2014
Apple sued for 2nd time over iMessage failure to deliver texts to Android phones – May 17, 2014
Apple sued over vanishing texts to Android phones – May 17, 2014


  1. Good result, wrong reason. These former iPhone users failed to unregister their iMessage accounts from iCloud, so their iPhone friends using iMessage to text them weren’t getting through. iCloud was sending the texts off to the former iPhone user’s iCloud iMessage accounts. Specious issue. All they had to do after they sold their iPhones without unregistering get was to get a new phone number and start over. Their iPhone user friends could then start using their new phone numbers.

  2. What do you use on the iPhone when you want to send SMS/MMS texts? I thought the entire case was that it wasn’t made clear that by using the same phone number when switching out from iPhone to a competing smartphone would require some interaction (unregistering) to allow said new phone to receive the SMS/MMS texts.

    On another note, are those same undelivered messages accessible through say an iPad or Mac? Or are they ‘lost’ forever?

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