Can you cancel a text message while it is sending?

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  1. Savage macrumors 6502

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    I'm a new iPhone user as of the iP4 launch so this is probably a beaten question but the search I did only came up with very old results and failed to ask the second part of my question: If the answer is still no, what if you are quick enough to go into edit mode and delete the text before it finishes sending? Would that cancel it?
     
  2. cambookpro macrumors 603

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  3. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    the only way i know of is to jailbreak and download bitesms as your main messaging app. there is an option to send a delayed text (3 seconds) and in the mean time you have the option of canceling, gl.

    turning off the phone will not be fast enough.
     
  4. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    If you were fast enough to do it in the first place, it'd just be set in the queue to be sent later. BiteSMS has a cancel text feature. You have up to 3 seconds after you hit "Send" to change your mind. And it's free in Cydia.
     
  5. PhantomZone macrumors 6502

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    Yep...this is the only solution and a great one at that!
     
  6. Savage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't have my phone jailbroken or intend to but it surprises me how many little things there are that should be there by default from Apple that you need to jailbreak for. Like: this, custom text noises, and scrolling folders.
     
  7. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    Maybe if you quickly give your phone the deathgrip you will lose signal and not be able to get the text out. I'm surprised Jobs didn't use this as his excuse as to why the deathgrip is a feature and not a bug.
     
  8. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    BiteSMS is not free - it's $8.99. It's a great program though and well worth the money.
     
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  10. BurntReality macrumors 6502

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    It is free! You can choose after the trial to run it with ads (for free) or you can buy the ad free version.
     
  11. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    It is free for 15 days and after that there are supposedly ads on the app. If you pay then it gets rid of the ads. I'm still in the 15 day window so I can't comment how obtrusive the ads are.
     
  12. Savage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I usually just type really fast and wind up sending texts with weird auto-corrections. I'm not going to shut off that feature because it is still very useful.
     
  13. millerb7 macrumors 6502a

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    A feature I have been dreaming of for a few years now.
     
  14. Savage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The send button should just turn into a cancel button after you hit send.
     
  15. Apple-NoEscape macrumors 6502

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    A random dumb phone, a nokia one I believe, that I owned years ago has this feature, I have missed it ever since.
     
  16. BladesOfSteel macrumors regular

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    I must be taking crazy pills or something because I swear Apple added the option to cancel texts in iOS 3.0.

    Shows how much I text . . .
     
  17. OneMike macrumors 601

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    what i've done is quickly launch sbsettings and turn the phone off. haven't needed it many times but it worked.
     
  18. ratbatblue macrumors 6502

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    LOL....good one.
     
  19. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Agreed, it's one of those weird things about the phone.
     
  20. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    You're doing it wrong. You should learn to be a more knowledgeable, efficient jailbreaker. The official version is free, non-cracked. It's $8.99 for the license with no ads. Just use it with ads. You only see the ads when you're in the settings changing around the configuration anyway.
     
  21. Tito Georgie macrumors 6502

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    Rapidly go to settings and turn airplane mode on. :)
     
  22. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope, gotta be those crazy pills :D
     
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  24. bova80 macrumors 6502a

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    touch the bottom left corner of phone to impede data transmission
     
  25. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Is that true? You really only see the ads when you go into the settings?
     

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