iMessage keeps timestamp of deleted messages

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Knapple, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Knapple macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2014

    with iOS 7 you were able to delete a single text message within a message string and the date and time stamp of the message string was reset back to the last message in the string. In iOS 8 even if you delete a single text message is still tracks the date/time when the last message was received/sent even after it's been deleted. I don't want to delete the whole string just a single text message and have it look like it never appeared. But with it still storing the date/time stamp it's sorted in messages like something was there. Anyone know if this is a bugg or if they changed the way messages works?
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Seems like they might have changed the way it works.
  3. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Or quite possibly a feature.
  5. joshf1013 macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2014
    anyone know if this was fixed, or if there is a workaround?
  6. AppleWes macrumors 6502


    Oct 9, 2013
    I'm actually glad they fixed/changed this.

    Why would you want time stamps to make it look like certain messages were never there? Unless you're trying to take a screenshot and lie about text history to someone.
  7. Jason B macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2010
    This is STILL an issue in Ios 9! It's driving me nuts. I updated from 7 to 9 and this just sucks.

    I use this phone for business and used to delete the unimportant texts, so the important ones woulld stay at the top of my screen for the next day. Now, when you delete individual texts, it doesn't move them down anymore. Have they ever fixed this yet??? Did you call apple? That's the only way we can get this fixed!
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    You are certainly free to contact Apple, as I'm sure others have. It's hard to say if/when they would do something about it, especially if this was some sort of a deliberate time change (for whatever reason).

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