Disable SMS auto-open unread conversation when opening app?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by DDustiNN, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

    DDustiNN

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    When I have an unread message, and I click on the app icon to open the app, I would like it to only open to the list of conversations rather than instantly opening the unread conversation. I have looked in the options for the stock Messages app as well as biteSMS and I could not find this option anywhere.

    That's how my Android worked and I like it that way, because I can see the short preview of a message without opening it. That way it's still "unread" and the notification icon reminds me to read it and respond later when I have time. Also I don't care for the popup previews, but I do use LockInfo's InfoShade (which I LOVE, btw, because it's so similar to Android's notification bar), but I would still like my apps to behave like I described above.

    Is this not possible to do?? I was really surprised that biteSMS didn't have it, since there were so many options...
     
  2. EddieLucitt macrumors newbie

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    Feb 11, 2011
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    As of now, this isn't possible. Hopefully Apple will include this in a future upgrade. This is also an option I would like to have, and wish there was a way to get it.

    Hope this helped.
     
  3. DDustiNN thread starter macrumors 65816

    DDustiNN

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    Not the answer I was looking for, of course, but helpful nonetheless. Thanks.

    I'm surprised that even a 3rd-party app like biteSMS can't get around it though...
     
  4. crn macrumors newbie

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    #4
    You could use spotlight search to find a conversation already opened and then go back to your messages, but you'd have to do that every time.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Actually, looks like this was actually/finally implemented as described in the original post in iOS 7.
     

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