iMessage: how do I view messages grouped by person?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by opnancy, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I am only seeing iMessages in a running list in order of arrival. How do I view the list grouped by person? I hope this is still possible! Thanks in advance.
     
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    Max(IT)

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    Something is wrong in your setup: on my iPhone / iPad iMessages are still grouped by contact.
     
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    Gav2k

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    Op force quit your app then reboot your phone.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried the close app and reboot but still do not see messages grouped by person. I welcome all suggestions. Thanks.
     
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    Tyler23

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    Can you post a screenshot so we can understand what you're seeing?
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm just seeing a running list of iMessages in the order received, with the name of sender or who I wrote to. But I do not have a view that shows the messages by person. Sorry, will not do a screen shot.
     
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    firstapple

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    ?? How do you expect us to help/understand what it is you're seeing?

    Best two options at this point:

    1) Restore phone

    2) Take it to the apple store and speak with the genius bar
     
  8. macrumors G3

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    Are you trying to see everything a person has said, even if its in multiple conversations? You can't do that. Or do you want your list of messages alphabetized instead of orgained by date, newest first? You can't do that. You can search for the person's name and it will show you all the conversations the person is in, but not every txt they have made in each of those conversations. If its something else I have no idea what you are asking.
     
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    Tyler23

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    That's how messages works..it shows you your message conversations, sorted by the most recent sent/received. Are you trying to sort these message threads alphabetically, by sender? If so, that's not possible. Are you seeing multiple message threads show up for the same person? If so, I've never seen it before.

    I don't care what your messages say (I'm sure no one here does), but if you want help you'll either have to be more clear or show us what you're seeing.
     
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    Tommy Hewitt

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    I guess he sees all messages from every person in a single list and not sorted by sender.
     
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    Tyler23

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    I've never seen it before and no one has ever made a thread or anything about having that but before. That's why we need a screenshot or a better explanation.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Right Tommy, that is what I see. Thanks everyone.
     
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    Tyler23

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    So each message you send is creating a new message thread? You don't click one, and have all of your messages from that person there?

    This is a new one.
     
  14. macrumors G3

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    Never seen that in six years of iPhones.

    Talk to Apple.
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    Imessaging

    Any idea how to get iMessage working with the latest update, mine says waiting for activation, I enter my password and get an error message saying could not sign in please check your network connection and try again. My wi fi is working fine.
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    A screenshot would really be helpful. However,...

    When you open iMessage, you see a list of all messages in chronological order. So, if you had received a message from "Doug" @ 3:00pm, you replied at 3:01pm, Susan sent you a message at 3:02 and Doug replied to you at 3:03 your list would look something like --

    Doug - blah blah blah
    Susan- blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah ;)
    You - blah
    Doug - blah blah

    As opposed to the normal view which would be --

    Doug -blah blah blah
    Susan - blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

    Is that what you mean?
     
  17. macrumors G3

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    I think he means it displays like a dumb phone with each text being a separate message instead of grouped in a conversation.
     
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    Doublea6

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    I think he's just lying, why can't he take a simple screenshot.
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    Consider the private nature of messaging. Perhaps editing the screenshot to cover identities and contents of messages is beyond him. Or perhaps doing so would make the whole point of showing a screenshot moot.
     
  20. macrumors member

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    That happens to me, when " DOUG " texts me from his mobile number ( SMS ) and sometimes he iMessages me, from his email. That creates separate Threads, from the same NAME but diferent origins. Its a know bug...might be this whats happening to the OP
     
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    CB1234

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    Perhaps he is receiving messages as SMS??????

    I wonder his iMessage is activated... That seems to be only explanation....

    Are the messages in Green or White bubble???
     
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    charlituna

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    Why the snappy. Messages are private info.

    And I don't see why it's so had to understand what he's saying. The OP was rather clear in the description. I don't see a setting that could be wrong. I would try rebooting the whole phone, perhaps a reset all settings. Might be a quirk of software. Especially if one updated over iOS 6 rather than a restore/update. Hopefully a settings refresh will clear it up
     
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    CB1234

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    No one is being snappy, we just don't understand the exact problem that's why we need screen shot.

    No one is interested in his message content - he can blank or fade out actual message, we just want to see what he is trying to say....

    We are trying to help the OP, but can't as we do not understand the problem...
     
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    Tyler23

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    That's not a bug. SMS and iMessage are separate.
     
  25. macrumors member

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    I´ve seen people that receive iMessage and SMS ( from the same contact ) in the same thread ( merged )
     

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