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Old Jun 29, 2010, 01:01 AM   #1
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iPhone SMS shows 1 unread text.. but there is none

how do i change it?? it is annoying it shows a popup of 1 message unread but all are read
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 01:03 AM   #2
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happens occasionally to me.

try restarting the phone, thats always worked for me.
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 01:04 AM   #3
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Restart the phone?
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 01:04 AM   #4
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^ if that doesn't work.

Press and hold both the Home and Sleep/Wake button for about 10 secs.
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 01:07 AM   #5
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Mines been doing the same. Sometimes I get a text and it don't show in the SMS app unless I use the search option. I'm thinking because i restored from a backup onto the i4 and had quickreply on my 3GS originally.
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 07:43 AM   #6
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This has been happening to me as well. It'll even add a number to the alert "bubble" when I send a message sometimes. I called Apple™ support yesterday and both 1st and 2nd level techs had no idea what was causing it. They advised that I restore the phone as new, which I'd rather not do. I too restored from backup from my 3G, but I wasn't jailbroken and I wasn't using any non-standard apps. More specifically, I wasn't using quickreply. I'd love to figure out how to get this fixed.
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 07:47 AM   #7
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This must be an ios4 bug because I have had it on my 3GS since I updated. Normally a restart fixes it for me
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 08:04 AM   #8
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I've always had this problem on all of my iphones...

usually goes away on its own
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 08:06 AM   #9
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i've had it. it seems to go away with a little time. i've not had to restart. just ignore for a bit. it goes away.
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 08:12 AM   #10
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i've had it. it seems to go away with a little time. i've not had to restart. just ignore for a bit. it goes away.
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 03:08 PM   #11
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So has anyone had any solution on this problem? I still haven't been able to get it working properly.
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 03:12 PM   #12
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So has anyone had any solution on this problem? I still haven't been able to get it working properly.
Besides the 6-7 people above you that say restarting it fixes it, no.
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 03:18 PM   #13
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or quit the SMS app in the task manager >fixed
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 03:35 PM   #14
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So has anyone had any solution on this problem? I still haven't been able to get it working properly.
Send yourself a text, and it should go away then.

Works for me every time
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 03:39 PM   #15
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Never seen this problem on any iPhone generation, and I have owned them all.
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 03:41 PM   #16
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I just buy a new iPhone when this happens to me.
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 03:45 PM   #17
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I just buy a new iPhone when this happens to me.
that sh** seriously make me laugh out loud for some reason.
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 03:52 PM   #18
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that sh** seriously make me laugh out loud for some reason.
Just doing my job.
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 03:53 PM   #19
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This must be an ios4 bug because I have had it on my 3GS since I updated. Normally a restart fixes it for me
yep...there are other bugs in the SMS app as well
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 04:29 PM   #20
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I've had this problem in 3.0 as well, so it's not an iOS4 exclusive problem.
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 07:55 PM   #21
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Restoring mines fixed the problem. I set it up as new. Then used google to sync my contacts back. Haven't had that problem again.
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 08:02 PM   #22
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If I exit the app and also close it in the taskbar it seems to fix it.
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 08:05 PM   #23
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This has happened with every OS. It's completely normal...as in a annoying and should be fixed normal.

Not a big deal though, you can wait until someone texts you or even restart your phone if it bothers you that much.
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Old Jan 7, 2012, 04:49 PM   #24
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I was able to fix this when it happened to me. It turns out that a message in a 'Group' (SMS w/ multiple people) was unread.

I found this by pulling down on the screen from top to bottom and the notification summary dashboard listed the 'unread message.' After selecting the message, I was directed to te mystery unread message.

Now I don't have the badge (1 new message) alert anymore.

Hope it works for you guys too!!
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 10:02 PM   #25
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Wink Fixed it

I tried all the suggestions here and nothing worked.

It turned out I needed to open each SMS conversation and scroll through to the top to find the unread message. That fixed it.

We all have that one friend who is always texting us cute little inspirational sayings that we usually ignore, right? Well, it turns out they will haunt you with a little red bubble with the number 1 in it unless we at least pretend to read them!

Thank you for letting me be of service.

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