How do I get rid of those circles that tell me who I was last in contact with?

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  1. Knockworstface macrumors regular

    Knockworstface

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    Double press the home button and you're able to see your most recent contacts via circles. Is there a way to get rid of this annoying iOS 8 feature? :mad:

    Any insight or help as to get rid of these would be very appreciative.
     
  2. antiprotest, Sep 18, 2014
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    Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars

    Scroll down to the "Contacts" section, and you will see "Show in app switcher". Turn it off.

    Yes it's annoying.
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Don't wanna get caught, huh?
     
  4. Knockworstface thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not at all. I'm an honest loyal guy. I just hate those circles. It must be an OCD issue of mine. :D

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    Thank you....my friend. That worked. :D

    I appreciate the help.
     
  5. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    It's not, a lot of people don't like it. It's a bizarre feature.
     
  6. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    Between this and the SMS/phone relay features, a lot of relationships are going to end.
     
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    Haha, this is actually true
     
  8. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Sure.....;)

    All kidding aside, I do understand the anal-retentiveness. Glad someone was actually helpful and knew the answer. :D
     
  9. CasuallyDressed macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for that, glad you're able to turn it off :)
     
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    I'm coming from android whats that?
     
  13. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    It allows you to send and receive SMS from your laptop/iPad through your phone over Bluetooth (or Wifi?). Not sure why it would end relationships.

    EDIT: Oh and answer/make calls.
     
  14. businezguy macrumors 6502

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    A guy will be texting with his um girlfriend, and his wife will be using the shared iMac and she'll read messages like, "Yeah baby, that pic is hot, but take it all off for me."
     
  15. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    Ah ok I see how that could happen. We don't have a shared computer which is why it didn't cross my mind.
     
  16. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    I find it really handy. Quicker than going to the phone favorites page..
     
  17. TAJOST macrumors newbie

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    I need some help please.
    Are these contacts in the circles people that we have been in contact with or who have contacted us?

    My boyfriend swears he is not in contact with this certain woman, but she is always one of the names in the circles, and most of the time the first one. He swears that he doesn't call her but that it is she who keeps calling her

    This has been going on for months now.
     
  18. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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    ?? i dont see that option. what bubbles we talking about
     
  19. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    They got rid of this in iOS 10. Now there is just a favorites widget.

    It's based on a lot of factors, like location and call/text frequency. I don't think it makes a distinction between who calls who, so she could only be calling him. It's just an algorithm, so it's not proof on its own.
     
  20. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    Just to be clear, the new iOS 10 favorites widget shows contact options the user tagged as a favorite. It is not an automatic list based on the factors from the old app switcher widget.
     
  21. fraile macrumors member

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    Not that its any of my business but why are you checking up on your boyfriend...

    From my experience, the circles used to show who I was in most contact with that day. If someone shows up, we communicated. End of story.
     

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