why can't the iPhone store infinite number of recent calls, SMS, and emails

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by M. Malone, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

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    I don't understand why the iPhone can't use its large hard drive to store all calls, SMS, and emails that have been sent or made. I would love to have an extensive call history and see every SMS I sent and received. Personally, I don't put any music, videos, or photos in my iPhone. I'm sure there are many people who are the same and would like to utilize the hard drive.
     
  2. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Well, I believe it can store about 100k SMS messages, so I wouldn't worry too much there.
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Something might be wrong with your iPhone? I'm able to store all my calls, text messages, and emails (stored in All Mail within Gmail on my iPhone) and I can access that anytime I want. All text messages are saved individually, and remain on my iPhone unless I "delete" them by choice. Also, your call history is on your AT&T wireless bill at the end of each month, depending on your billing cycle. :confused:
     
  4. M. Malone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    emails only stores the last 250.

    SMS App is choking and lagging big time after some hundred messages.

    Calls are limited I think to 100
     
  5. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    If you want to look at an extensive call history, look at your detail monthly phone bill.
     
  6. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    thats because the database is massive
    surely you dont need all those messages?
     
  7. pintnight macrumors 6502

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    Err, might have a bit of OCD to want to keep all of those data? :confused:
     
  8. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    I was a bit upset about that when moving from my Treo to the iPhone, but I guess I got over that.


    I think Apple is only using one db for the SMS messages (when they should really use one per converation). It takes the phone a few seconds to parse the db. The call list is only for the past 30 days (or so) as is the voicemail. This was mainly done because on a fringe few folks actually like looking at the first call they made from their phone (or first voicemail or first sms). Other folks just don't care.

    Can Apple fix it? Yes they can, will they? Who knows...

    As the others said, if you must look at the call info, just consult your past bills, they are all available in OLAM.
     
  9. gceo macrumors 6502a

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    From the programmer side of things, you must place limits on your data structures.

    (Basically you must define the size of things that hold the data.)
     
  10. too opinionated ?? macrumors newbie

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  11. too opinionated ?? macrumors newbie

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    i beg to differ my i phone has calls right up to last year and that isn't because i only have a few and also every text conversation i've received is there also and i believe it will be until i delete them . this suits me not because i.m a sad sack or like to relate to the past but ive had uncontrolled epilepsy for the past 5 yrs and my memory is now shocking so dont b quick to judge people for looking back on their recent history coz for me its a god send.
     
  12. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    I don't have any issues storing my messages? And I have like 5gb worth. No problems.

    As for email, yea they are all there too. And calls, I regularly delete because I don't want to accidentally call people I don't know.
     
  13. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    Your messages delete after a period of time.
    You can change this in Settings / Messages
     
  14. apmos macrumors newbie

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    You think you're smart? What about incoming and missed calls?
     
  15. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502

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    You do realize you were replying to a thread that was last active in 2008?
     
  16. HEK macrumors 68020

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    Revive 7 year old thread. Keeps forum lively. :)
     
  17. C DM macrumors Nehalem

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    Pretty sure all those get listed on the phone bill. (And it's doubtful the poster who posted that 7 years ago, and who hasn't been to the forums in about 2 years now, will really see those questions.)
     
  18. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    The iPhone stores thousands more SMS than I would ever wish to clog it up with. All my SMS get deleted once responded to.
     
  19. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    LMAO I didn't even realize when I responded. Hahaha. Yeah I think the OG iPhone had a limit. LMAO
     
  20. CTHarrryH macrumors 6502a

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    There is a setting as to how long to keep messages
     
  21. diamond.g macrumors 603

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