Why are there sometimes delays sending push messages?
The following types of delays might be associated with push
Waiting for Analytics Hits
Every report suite has a setting to determine when to
Analytics hits. The default is 1 hour on
the hour. The actual processing of
Analytics hits might take up to 30
minutes but is typically 15-20 minutes.
For example, a report suite processes hits every hour. If
you factor in the processing time of a maximum of 30 minutes, it could take up
to 90 minutes for an incoming hit to be available for a push message. If a user
launched the app at 9:01 AM, the hit would show up in the
Mobile Services UI as a new unique user
between 10:15 to 10:30 AM.
Waiting for Push Service
The push service (APNS or GCM) might not immediately send
out the message. Although uncommon, we have seen a delay of 5-10 minutes. On
Messages page, you can verify that the
push message has been sent to the push service by clicking the
View link for the message. In the
report, the number of successful sends to the push service is listed in the
The push services do not guarantee a message
will be sent. For more information about the reliability of services, see the
How do I renew my Apple Push Service Certificate?
Sending push messages requires a valid Push Service
Mobile Services will notify you when your
certificate is close to expiring or has expired. If you receive this
notification, complete the following steps to renew your certificate:
Manage App Settings.
- To delete the
current certificate, scroll to
Push Services and click
- Configure and test
a new certificate.
For more information, see
Prerequisites to Enable Push Messaging
Why can't I see my push messages in an iOS simulator?
iOS simulators do not support push messaging.