Softphone stops updating new text messages

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We use the desktop smartphone every day at work, communicating mostly via text message with our team and customers.  I also have it on my mobile phone.  At random points, it seems the smartphone stops updating.  No new text messages appear, no notifications, etc.  I've noticed it because i do get new messages on my mobile app.  My office manager doesn't have the mobile app activated so when she's monitoring communications like the other day when i was at a conference, it's not apparent when a message is missed. 

If you search for a contact person and open up a text string with them, the new messages are there, but you don't think to do it because of the lack of notifications, their text doesn't jump to the top of the queue, etc.  It's as if it just times out and stops updating.  

Any thoughts/suggestions/advice? 

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Hi Mike,

That sounds pretty frustrating. I would first try Re-syncing the Messages Inbox and see if that improves the reliability of the message notifications. If you continue to have troubles after that I would recommend completely uninstalling the mobile app, restarting your device, and then reinstalling.

Let us know how it goes.
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Luke, I will try re-syncing.  Uninstalling/reinstalling is not a good option as I have had to do it in the past and it will delete all text history--something I rely on for at least several weeks to reference what was communicated to resolve any possible conflicts/disputes.  
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Saadet, Employee

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Hey Sales Line, what version of the softphone and mobile app are you on?
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Cecile Glassy, Champion

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2018-04-16 :::  This is a known issue in version 9.4.3  of RingCentral Desktop for Windows,  it is supposed to be fixed with the updated version (now named RingCentral Phone) 10.0 which is presently rolling out.  Contact your Customer Success Mgr for details when your account should be receiving it.   

We were using the workaround for the last few weeks, of Logging Out of the softphone, then logging back in - this would usually force a refresh. 

Not efficient
but it did work in a pinch.