In iMessages how can I make the right side of the screen blank without deleting any messages

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sandrann, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. sandrann macrumors newbie

    sandrann

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    I would like to clear the right side of the preview screen but not delete or mess up any messages, Like this.... I know you can get close by saying start new message but I know this is possible and just wonder how to do it....thanks in advance :) Screen Shot 2017-01-16 at 10.15.49 AM.png
     
  2. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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  3. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    Can you force close the app and reopen? I think that's how it works with Mail on macOS. I can't understand why it would show something if no message is selected.

    Edit: just noticed I was in iPad section. I don't have an iPad so I may be way off.
     
  4. MacK2016 macrumors newbie

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  5. twinlight macrumors 6502

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    Its like that when I open it on my iPad. Doesn't show anything on right side until I choose a contact on the left side.
     
  6. Dressagediva macrumors newbie

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    Hi I would also like to know how to do this. Did you find a way. Thanks
     
  7. twinlight macrumors 6502

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    Here I am two weeks later and Messages still do exactly what you are asking. Open the app and the right column is empty until I choose a message in the left..
     
  8. okwisdom21 macrumors newbie

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    It's been awhile since this question has been asked, but I'd like to do the same thing and I don't see any information. Did anyone ever figure this out? Thanks in advance.
     
  9. bazzaric macrumors member

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    You could log out of Messages and then log back in, bit of a hassle though
     

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