Cancel text message after it's been sent

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cmF, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. cmF macrumors member


    Nov 19, 2008
    I have sort of a small annoying problem in regards to sending text messages. I text a lot, and every once in a while, I'll be sending a message to someone and a second after hitting send, I'll notice that there is a huge spelling mistake, or it might even be to the wrong person.

    My question is: Is there anyway to cancel a text message after selecting send, during the progress bar animation?

  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    There is no way to cancel a text message after you have sent it. My advice would be to just slow down and make sure you get it right.;)
  3. jlwillia macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    Can't cancel, but...

    I'm sure this isn't the reason you want to cancel your texts, but this reminds me of the new Gmail setting that is designed to prevent people from writing drunken e-mails and regretting it the next day.

    Someone should come up with an App that requires the user to answer math problems or answer simple questions before sending a text message (but only between 10pm and 4am). This would save many embarrassing calls to ex-girlfriends and midnight pizza delivery places.

    I could even lead to a decline in STDs and unwanted pregnancy...
  4. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

    May 13, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    Hahaha.. how? Put a calculator on a girl's belt? Answer the questions right, belt off?
  5. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
  6. deneenco macrumors member


    Dec 14, 2007
    A2, MI
    haha.. no.

    Texting on the iPhone is the WORST.

    but... Google Street view is coming! That's a useful improvement that i'll NEVER use.

  7. jlwillia macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    You obviously haven't been in college for quite some time. I think it would be a novel App that people would buy. If I had a nickel for every time I've heard "dude, don't let me call (insert ex-girlfriend's name) tonight. I really need to set some boundaries with her."

    Followed by the next day "dude, I hooked up with (insert ex-girlfriend's name) again last night. I'm pretty sure she thinks we're dating again."

    I don't mean this to be sexist either. Girls do their fair share of "booty calling" and "drunk dialing".

    There is one major problem with this idea: People will think it sounds like a good idea when sober. After getting drunk and not being able to call "that girl who lived on my floor freshman year" people will immediately delete this App. It will work too well and people will be frustrated by it.
  8. Chicagomac08 macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    I think you mean to say "it could even lead...." but you put "I"

    that is funny.
  9. cmF thread starter macrumors member


    Nov 19, 2008
    You think I posted this thread because I keep embarrassing myself through text messages? That's quite an assumption...

    People make honest mistakes, and have honest questions...

    Edit: And only a true idiot would have that kind of application on their phone. Questions? Math problems? Really?
  10. jlwillia macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    I started my reply by saying "I'm sure this isn't the reason why you want to cancel your texts messages, but it reminds me...."

    I'm not making any assumptions. Your thread just made me think about this. Sorry if I offended you in any way...
  11. sergiuria macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2008
    Near a bunch of T-Rex
    Dude, he was joking around. Please do us a favor and remove that stick in your ass!

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