How do I remove the heart and compass icons in Messages?

TH55

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These two new "features" that are some of the most useless and irritating implementations I've seen in iOS yet are once again in the way and shrink the text box size down to almost nothing. Why on earth would anyone want to use their iPhone like an etchasketch? The heart feature that allows you to pull up recents or images seems slightly more useful but still not enough to compromise the size of the bar I need to hit to write a message. Please tell me there is a way to disable these and return the messages text bar to it's full size?
 

Shirasaki

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But... text box size does not actually mean anything. Plus when you tap on it, it turns into a full size textbox anyway, and everything you type in does not disappear if you stop typing.
If you are jailbroken, you might want to use some sort of tweaks to remove those two "irritating" icons, given that there is such a tweak.
 

TH55

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But... text box size does not actually mean anything. Plus when you tap on it, it turns into a full size textbox anyway, and everything you type in does not disappear if you stop typing.
If you are jailbroken, you might want to use some sort of tweaks to remove those two "irritating" icons, given that there is such a tweak.
Text size box does mean something because it's much harder to hit that small area without hitting one of the those stupid icons.
 

rugmankc

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You must have the hands of goalith if you can't hit the bar to expand it easily. Don't really see what the problem is. They're there when you need them, not there when you don't.
I agree. Not an issue here even if I don't use them. Millions probably do. Many more than not, I would guess.
 
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TH55

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You must have the hands of goalith if you can't hit the bar to expand it easily. Don't really see what the problem is. They're there when you need them, not there when you don't.
I would never use them and can't understand why anyone ever would
 
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Shirasaki

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Text size box does mean something because it's much harder to hit that small area without hitting one of the those stupid icons.
Given its size, I believe the issue you state is not really an issue. Typing those new icons are actually harder though.
 

rugmankc

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You have to tap the box to enlarge it anyway. I know of no way else. I just can't see accidentally hitting the icons. You are sober when you type--;) :):)
 

TH55

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The options are there for those who want to use them and you are free to ignore them if you don't want to use them.
No, they shouldn't be forced on us. They constantly implement useless gimmicky features that clutter commonly used areas and slow down the user experience
 
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bigjnyc

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I agree with you that its useless, but it's never bothered me and I've never touched it by mistake.... I just ignore them and the textbox is big enough to avoid these icons easily. I even forgot they were there and had to open messages to see what you were talking about.
 

mrochester

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No, they shouldn't be forced on us. They constantly implement useless gimmicky features that clutter commonly used areas and slow down the user experience
You are free to choose to ignore them; you don't have to use them just because they are there.
 

ApplePersonFreak

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There are more important things in life to worry about. I use them every once in awhile, and if you don't like them, nobody's forcing you to use them.
 

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No, they shouldn't be forced on us. They constantly implement useless gimmicky features that clutter commonly used areas and slow down the user experience
There are many things that we either like or dislike about our Apple devices. You can change some but others there is no setting. Do not see how this will slow down the user experience.
 

TH55

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There are more important things in life to worry about. I use them every once in awhile, and if you don't like them, nobody's forcing you to use them.
I'm sorry but I am so sick of hearing ppl say "you don't have to use them" I never said I did! That's not the issue! I clearly stated that the problem is that they are IN THE WAY and shrink the text bar down to a fraction of the normal size making it much more difficult to hit. You now have to tap in a very small specific area in the bottom right corner of the window, it's extremely annoying and cumbersome.
 
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ApplePersonFreak

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Are you dense? I am so sick of hearing ppl say "you don't have to use them" I never said I did! That's not the issue! I clearly stated that the problem is that they are IN THE WAY and shrink the text bar down to a fraction of the normal size making it much more difficult to hit. You now have to tap in a very small specific area in the bottom right corner of the window, it's extremely annoying and cumbersome.
Uhm no? Even with the iPod Touch I use that has a 4" screen I have no issue with the text bar whatsoever. No issues on my other devices either.
 

TH55

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Awesome! Thank you
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Uhm no? Even with the iPod Touch I use that has a 4" screen I have no issue with the text bar whatsoever. No issues on my other devices either.
Sorry for my harsh tone I just get frustrated when I feel like people aren't listening to me.
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I'm getting no search results in Cydia, you sure that's what it's called?
 
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