SMS Disappeared

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RichardJohn, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    I just received a new message, opened it, and was greeted by a blank conversation. I went back to my inbox to find that all of my messages are gone!

    I just opened the sms database, and only the message received after it happened is there :mad:
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    That's screwed up.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    #3
    try a hard reset, if that doesn't work, try a restore from iTunes.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm.. It just happened again. I've uninstalled Fring, as that's the only change made recently!
     
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    Did you do a hard-reboot? Press and hold down the Power Button and press the Home Button at the same time until the Silver Apple appears. :confused:
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    i can confirm that its fring. i had the same issue right after i installed it. lost all my sms messages and couldnt restore them. i havnt had any issues since, but it is definitely a bug in the software.
     
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    Nipz

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    Yea i lost all my SMSs after installing Fring!

    Glad i found out why now :)

    Thanks
     
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    ABM

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    It's the same here... Just lost all my SMS conversations after installing Fring (pre-release 0.978 on iPhone FW 1.1.4)
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Treo 700wx - Alltel: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    damn it fring! You bested me. Thanks guys for letting me know that's what it was.
     
  11. macrumors 68000

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    Fring was supposed to be the IM client to end both the Apollo and MobileChat... :(...especially since it doesn't crash when in background.

    Guess not.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Treo 700wx - Alltel: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    hopefully it will be fixed. It is prerelease anyway.
     
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    SMS disappearing was still an issue with 0.9785 but is it still the same with the pre-release build 0.9786? There is no information (nothing, zero,...) about this build at www.fring.com
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    You could try it and see?
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    Guys,
    I have the same problem with my messages disappearing from my inbox...the thing is that I haven't installed fring so I'm confused! I did however install skype....I mean not fring but the original skype for iPhone from app store.do u think that might be it and if so how can I fix it? I really need my SMSes but I don't want to delete skype either ;)

    btw I've just updated my version to 3.0...maybe this has something to do with it
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    I like how this buried post with jailbroken old firmware was bumped up and had nothing to do with the original problem.

    Anyways, it seems to me that you set up your phone as a "new phone" when updating to 3.0. This will delete all SMS, notes, etc. It's what happens when you restore as a new phone.

    Perhaps you could be more specific with your problem. I find it highly unlikely that Skype has caused a problem with SMS, as I'm fairly certain the SDK cannot touch databases such as the SMS database.
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I don't think the reason for my SMS disappearing is that the phone is set up as new because it isn't. Before I did the software update the phone was backed up and after the update iTunes automatically restored from that back up. So I had all my numbers, photos and messages even after the update.the problem is they started disappearing. Like for example I write an SMS and it stays for a couple of minutes in my "sent" folder but then when I come back it's gone. Or the same thing when I recieve a message - I can't even get round to reading it because it doesn't stay long enough in my inbox. The reason why I thought skype has something to do with that is because all the people who had such problem blame it on installing fring and skype is close enough to fring. I've looked in many forums and everywhere people say that's the problem. I find it kind of unlikely because I don't really see the connection between skype and SMS but I do know that for the short period of time before I installed skype my messages weren't disappearing.
    Thanks ;)
     

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