- Me: Late-2013 rMBP running 10.12 (16A323)
- Me: iPhone 5 running iOS 10.0.2
- Me: iPad 2 running iOS 9.3.5
- Wife: Mid-2013 MBA running 10.9.5 (criminy, I had no idea she was that far behind!)
- Wife: iPhone 5 running iOS 10.0.2 (on same Sprint family account)
- Wife: iPad Mini running iOS 8.2 (wow, she really doesn't like to update…)
Issue: When sending a(n i)Message to my wife in Sierra's Messages app, it actually sends it back to my account. When sending a(n i)Message to her in iOS's Messages app (on my iPhone or iPad), it sends correctly. I also do not appear to have any issues with using Sierra's Messages to send messages to anyone else.
What I've Tried: Searching (here, Google) pretty fruitlessly. (Would love it if Apple reconsiders naming apps after generalized terms)
This only started happening last night - to the best of my knowledge no related or tangential settings have been changed on any of our devices that would've prompted this.
- If I do a new message, searching on my wife's name in (Sierra) Messages and select either to use her cell number or email address, everything looks good (her avatar shows as well as her contact info) - but once I send the message, the avatar in the left rail reverts back to me … and I get my own message (and she does not).
- If I scroll back within my own messaging history to myself, I don't see any of our past exchanges before this started happening.
- If when doing a new message by searching on my wife's name in (Sierra) Messages and her avatar comes up (as above), the messaging history is actually mine messaging with myself.
- Quitting and restarting has no effect, as does rebooting.
It appears as though my messaging history with her is gone as far as Sierra's Messages is concerned, but doing a Spotlight search will find my chat transcripts with her.
Does anyone know any troubleshooting steps for Messages (such as analogous to rebuilding the iTunes DB)? I'm completely at a loss and given the app's name trying to search for anything meaningful is largely a fool's errand (unless someone has some serious Google-fu knowledge they can drop).
Thanks much in advance!