Does any one know what this is?

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  1. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    My VP's new iPhone 6S has something funny going on when he sends a text message. His screen shows a grey box in the area where your text message should be when typing it. This grey box with 0:00 in it actaully hides the text he is typing and is frustrating!

    Anyone know what this is and why it is there. He is on 9.1 on a new 6S

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  2. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Looks like a voice message which is empty (introduced in iOS 8). However, I presume it's a bug as it should only appear for iMessages and not green SMSs.

    If you restart the phone it'll probably fix itself.
     
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    They have restarted their phone and it goes away for a while and then returns soon after. He can do multiple texts and then all of a sudden the grey box shows up and hides his new typed text.
     
  4. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    It's probably a software bug, but if they have time they could try a restore and see if that sorts it. Not much else you can do unfortunately.

    Edit: Saw that they are on the 9.1 beta. It's probably to do with that.
     
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    Except voice recording isn't available with SMS messages, only iMessages, I believe, so this is particularly odd.
     
  6. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    I believe he is hitting the voice message part where it says send. Mine kept doing it the other day (guess accidentally hitting) so I just kept my hands away
     
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    Sorry it is 9.0.1

    My error!
     
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    Sorry my error 9.0.1
     
  10. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    That's slightly more strange. You could try a restore and see if that helps. Have they performed a hard reset (hold home and power buttons until phone restarts)?
     
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    I have tried hitting the mic icon and it does not leave the box there it records or goes away when you type a message.

    I do agree it look like the voice message box with zero seconds of recording but I can not get my 6S+ to duplicate this.
     
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    He has restarted multiple times and what is strange is it will go away after a reboot but may come back an hour or several hours later.
     
  13. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    It's a bug. Happened to me and all I did was close out the message app and it worked like normal.
     
  14. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    It kept happening to me Saturday and had to restart the phone to get it to go away. Don't know what's up with it
     
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    Good to hear he is not the only one. I will warn him again about accidentally hitting the mic icon.
     
  16. TeeRav19 macrumors member

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    Same thing for me. Running 9.0.1.
     
  17. modnar macrumors member

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    I saw this on an iPhone 5 running 9.0 a couple times this weekend. Killing Messages in multi-tasking fixed it both times.
     
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    MY VP says that the only way to get rid of it is rebooting the phone. It will go away for a while but then comes back.
     
  20. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    How did you go about reporting? Need to login to my apple account and whatnot?
     
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    https://developer.apple.com/bug-reporting/

    Follow the URL given (above) and the you need your Apple user name and password
     
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    I saw my friends Iphone 5 doing this as well
     
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    I had it as well, but only once, and removing Messages from the app switcher and then starting again fixed it. I haven't had it happen again.
     
  24. bambooshots macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same problem. It's annoying. Currently running a iPhone 6 Plus on iOS 9.0.

    Clearing the messaging app from the active programs list usually fixes it.
     

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