How can i get time stamps on all my texts

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by maddog91, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. maddog91 macrumors regular

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    Pretty annoying how you get a stamp only if you don't text for an hour a so. I want a time stamp every text. Before I flip out and bitch about it, why doesn't it have it or how do i get it.
     
  2. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Personally I don't think it's necessary and you can't with the stock app.
     
  3. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    It annoys me as well. It's important to me if I missed a text five minutes ago or thirty minutes ago. Every other phone I have ever had has done this.
     
  4. maddog91 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Personally,people have different needs.Reason i need it lol

    Exactly..This is retarded.
     
  5. heyloo macrumors 6502

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    Ugh yeah, I'd like to know this too, if there's a solution :(
     
  6. srf4real macrumors 68030

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  7. Scott90 macrumors 6502

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    If you're jailbroken, try Mark that Message. It's a jailbreak app that does just this.
     
  8. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    This problem makes me flip out. Every second does count, and I have times where this "feature" is needed.

    I say "feature" because... EVERY OTHER PHONE has this. It's basic. It's necessary at times.

    Ugh.
     
  9. szolr macrumors 6502

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    It confused me when I first got an iPhone. My previous phone displayed times for each and every text. And that wasn't touchscreen; it was nearly an inch thick and was overall prehistoric. :p
     
  10. rkeato1 macrumors regular

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    Adding to the pile here - I despise that it's not a standard thing on the iPhone. I don't understand why it's not there...
     
  11. maddog91 thread starter macrumors regular

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    glad everyone likes my opinion .lol.
     
  12. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately, Apple decided not to add this basic feature, because of a stylistic preference. Basically, they wanted conversation bubbles that were purely just talk.

    Meanwhile, Windows Phone has the same conversation style messaging system, but it timestamps every text.
     
  13. ElysiumY2K macrumors member

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    Got to agree with maddog91 here.

    It's necessary for me because my friends/gf/etc bitches to me when i don't text back fast enough and i can't actually prove it to them what time i texted back lol, so i end up losing the argument

    I think Apple did this because they want to keep it like a messenger chat. Like constantly flowing.

    Rant
    And it's annoying when you're texting someone for like an hour or so and then they send back "be there in 5mins" (5 minutes my ass). No time stamp on when they sent the text and you're sitting there waiting like a muppet for another 30 minutes...
     
  14. Vantwistable macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Time stamps go in increments of 15 minutes on all of my texts. I think that's standard.
     
  15. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Hawha. Love this phrase..:D
     
  16. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    Exactly! It's the times like that when we definitely need timestamps. It's insanely irritating not to have them.
     
  17. okkine macrumors newbie

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    This is one if the things that frick'n irritates me about Apple. They consistently choose style over functionality.

    I believe that if you go back to the main list of conversations, it will add a timestamp to the next incoming message, but you shouldn't have to do that after every single text.
     
  18. TheShadowXX macrumors regular

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    if you jailbreak you can have this feature.
     
  19. Littleocelot macrumors newbie

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    All you do is slide your finger to the left on the iMessage. :) it works
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Only in iOS 7, not in prior iOS versions.
     

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