iPhone Messages Not in Order on iOS 12 (Fixed)


Many Apple users have a complaint that their iPhone messages not in order on iOS 12. They said that this problem occurred after updating iOS 12. Here I am going to tell you the solutions to fix this issue. Before trying these solutions, restart your iPhone. Sometimes, restart itself will solve your problem.

Fix 1: Force close apps

After force closing the apps, restart your device. Then launch Messages app and check the order.

iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 plus, 6, & 5

  1. Press the Home Button twice. You can see recently closed apps.
  2. Swipe all the apps up including Music App to close them.

iPhone X

  1. Swipe the screen up from the Home screen. You can see recently closed apps.
  2. Press and hold the app firmly. Tap ‘-’ symbol in the red circle at the left upper corner of the app (OR) after seeing ‘-’ symbol in the red circle, swipe all the apps up to close them.

Fix 2: Set “Date & Time” to Automatic

  1. Launch Settings->General->Date & Time.
  2. Enable “Set Automatically”.

If it doesn’t work out,

  1. Turn off “Set Automatically”.
  2. Wait for 15-20 seconds and then turn it on.
  3. Turn on “24-Hour Time” too.

Fix 3: Force Restart

iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, and earlier

Press and hold the Home Button and Power Button (Sleep/Wake) until the Apple Logo Appears.

iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

Press and hold the Side Button and Volume Down Button until the Apple Logo appears.

iPhone 8, 8 Plus, & X

  1. Press the Volume Up Button and release it.
  2. Press the Volume Down Button and release it.
  3. Press and hold the Side Button until the Apple Logo appears.

Fix 4: Check for Software Update

  1. Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi/Cellular Data.
  2. Go to Settings->General->Software Update.
  3. Tap “Download and Install” if update available.

Fix 5: Check for Carrier Settings Update

  1. Connect your phone to Wi-Fi or Cellular Data.
  2. Go to Settings->General->About.
  3. Tap “Update” in the pop-up box if update is available.

Fix 6: Reset All Settings

  1. Go to Settings->General->Reset.
  2. Tap “Reset All Settings”.
  3. Enter your passcode and restrictions passcode.
  4. Tap “Reset All Settings”.
  5. Again tap “Reset all Settings” to confirm.

Note: This action will reset all Wi-Fi Networks & Passwords, APN & VPN Settings, and Cellular Settings of your iPhone.

Other solutions:

  1. Reset your iOS device to Factory Settings.
  2. Downgrade iOS 12.
  3. Contact Apple support.

If you know any other solutions to fix iPhone text messages not in chronological order iOS 12, let us know through your comments.

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