iPhone Cannot "remove from recents" ***FINALLY FIXED***

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by ACURA2015, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. ACURA2015 macrumors regular

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    Hello Folks,

    I've notice that ever since I upgraded to iOS9 any e-mail address that I enter stay as a recent entry and can no longer be removed as before when the small blue "i" with a circle around it would appear and you would just simply tap and "remove from recent" a specific e-mail address/es. Is this something they now removed from iOS9?? Now i have a huge list of recent e-mails address that I don't even write e-mails to 95% of them anymore and they remain listed.
     
  2. Crusoe macrumors regular

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    It came back in 9.1 Beta 4. Still in Beta 5. Hopefully means it'll be in the production 9.1.
     
  3. randomgeeza macrumors 6502

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    If you go into the mail app on OS X and select Previous Recipients, you can delete the recents from there. Give it five minutes and then check your iDevice list, they should be gone.
     
  4. xerxers macrumors member

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    is there a way to mass remove all of the 'recents'?

    Rather than doing it one by one.

    This is on the iPhone 6 running 9.0.1. beta 5.

    I do not have a mac just a PC with iTunes of course.

    Xerxers
     
  5. randomgeeza macrumors 6502

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    If you ain't got a Mac, then no, you have to work through the alphabet and do them one by one.
     
  6. ACURA2015 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Same scenario here, I don't have a Mac, in that case how can we remove all these recent email entries?
     
  7. ACURA2015 thread starter macrumors regular

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    But that is the thing, there is no longer an option to "remove from recent" old email addresses as before, that's the whole issue here.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it's known about 9.0, and as mentioned earlier, it seems like it will be fixed in 9.1.
     
  9. ACURA2015 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hopefully, :) cause it's sure annoying having a list of old/unused email recipients.

    Thanks
     
  10. xerxers macrumors member

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    Acura,

    Hi

    I have an iPhone 6s running 9.0.1 beta 5 and the option to remove from recents is there and I have used it this morning but it is a pain as you have to remove each recent individually that is why I was hoping that there was a setting that once set would allow you to mass remove.

    xerxers
     
  11. randomgeeza macrumors 6502

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    As already mentioned, without a Mac and on a version lower than 9.1 Beta 4/5 you are stuck with them. On a version that has the feature enabled, annoyingly it's a one by one through the alphabet process.

    With a Mac, go to Mail and clear your Previous Recipients list...

    Good luck.
     
  12. ACURA2015 thread starter macrumors regular

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    strange, maybe you're seeing that option to remove from recent on the emails because you're running a beta. I have the normal 9.0.2 and I don't have the blue letter "i" to be able to remove from recent. Thanks
     
  13. randomgeeza macrumors 6502

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    No betas running here... Im on OS X 10.10.5 (waiting for an audio fix before moving up to 10.11.1). And 9.0.2 on an iPhone 6sPlus.

    I have an 'i' next to my recents but am unable to remove them from the iDevice. However, I have been using Mail to remove them. Hence my advice above. As to why you don't even have the 'i', ...????

    EDIT: Have you got Contacts from Emails ticked in settings? They could be added to your contacts list automatically, and therefore, iOS thinks they are legit addresses... Just a thought...?
     
  14. ACURA2015 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, I have that features disabled of contacts from emails. Oh well, hopefully next updates they address it. Thanks anyways
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds like it's in relation to running a 9.1 beta rather than a 9.0.1 one (which didn't have any released betas).
     
  16. ACURA2015 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Finally iOS9.1 update from yesterday fixed the issue once and for all, so update your devices if you're having this issue. Good luck !
     
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  18. ganja24 macrumors 6502

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    not working for me, i still see recent email contacts when i create a new email, also when i create a new text it show contacts i no linger have saved in my contacts list. I have a mac tried to delete from mail app "previous recipients but it didn't delete from iPhone, i am on iOS 9.1
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What about deleting them from the phone itself with iOS 9.1?
     
  20. ganja24 macrumors 6502

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    i would have to go through each alphabet letter in mail and delete recent contacts 1 by 1, will take for ever. same with contacts, i am looking to clear the recent with 1 click
     
  21. ACURA2015 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I understand it's a pain, but I also had to go 1 by 1 and delete them from the iPhone directly, it took me a bit of time but finally i cleaned it up, same goes for the text message portion is also a 1 by 1 deleting process. Good luck !
     

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