Can I cancel an SMS whilst sending

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by paddyi, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. paddyi macrumors member

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    A couple of times I've hit sent by mistake when typing a message. Is there a way of cancelling sending or is this one of those annoying iPhone things that can't be done?
     
  2. iblastoff macrumors 6502

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    learn to type better? i don't think i've ever mistakingly hit the send button even once so far.
     
  3. Adric macrumors newbie

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    GOSH iBlastoff, you're a helpful bunny aren't you? Someone asks for help and you take the time and effort to not just NOT help in any way, but insult the person as well, my hat is off to you....

    In response to the OP, I don't think there is currently a way to cancel the SMS being sent if you accidentally press send before you're done, I've even tried quickly hitting the sleep/lock button and that doesn't do anything, hopefully they add this function soon.... and MMS....
     
  4. acvball92 macrumors regular

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    congrats iblastoff, you're really cool
     
  5. benflick macrumors 68020

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    No, there is not a way to cancel a message currently while sending. I do this all the time trying to reply as fast as I can.
     
  6. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    I really wish this was available, because I have noticed typos in my text while it was sending, or notice that I was sending the text to the wrong person...

    The best thing for you to do is sit on your phone, and hope you can get it to lose the signal! :p no, im being serious!
     
  7. Randman macrumors 65816

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  8. nimda0 macrumors 6502

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    No, there is not. Even if you press the "home button", the message still sends.
     
  9. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Every phone I have used in the past, up until my iPhone, none of them, even the iPhone could not cancel a message once you have told it to send.
     
  10. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    All my previous phones could. Nokia and Siemens. But it doesn't bother me too much that I don't have this option on the iPhone.
     
  11. sagittaru macrumors member

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    Yank the battery out as soon as you....oh wait. No removable battery.

    You're out of luck I think.
     
  13. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    Do you realize how quickly SMS messages get sent? Hitting cancel would be useless almost everytime anyways.
     
  14. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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    I don't know...used to work wonders on my old Razr if I changed my mind about something,
     
  15. bigcat318 macrumors 6502

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    I could never get my razr to not send it. Even if I closed the phone immediately after hitting send. Don't drink and text!
     
  16. tinfai macrumors member

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    Yes, I do seem to recall some of my older phones letting me cancel prior to sending, although I agree that you didn't have much time to do so.
     
  17. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    noPe, it would be kind of hard to cancel anuways because like someone said a second ago it does send pretty quickly
     
  18. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    lol why even bother typing that if like 6 people already answered him? man i think some people just cruise the forums looking for any opportunity to be jerks.
     
  19. Randman macrumors 65816

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    Or people are lazy and could have found the answer by taking a few seconds and searching.
     
  20. kaifrias macrumors newbie

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    Turn off the phone

    its funny i stumbled across this forum this morning because i almost sent the wrong text to the wrong person! attached was a picture of an email i was trying to send my brother but instead it went to the person that had sent me the email. haha I had JUST woken up please dont judge lol... anyways in a panic i turned off my phone quickly before it went thru all thee way. and in praying and HOPING that I would see the 'message did not go through' when i turned it on... well thank goodness it didnt!! so it works i think. you just have to turn it off super fast! hope that helps
     
  21. werker macrumors newbie

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    Other solutions

    If the network is a little slow, and if you're quick, you can push it into airplane mode as quick as you can.
    If it's a 4G you can touch the side of it that disrupts connectivity and hope that works.
    Once the text fails, it requires you to re-send it. So try for fail.
    I like the sitting on it idea too.
     

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