iOS 5 Messaging issue

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by caderousse, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. caderousse macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2008
    I'm having this issue with text messages. I have an iPhone 4 running iOs 5.0.1.

    Here is the issue: I'm on the screen reading a text from someone, say "Steve".

    Then, I get another text from Steve and instead of it just adding it to the scrolling list of existing messages, I have to click "Messages(1)" (which brings me out of the Steve conversation) and see it, as if the text was from someone else.

    So I guess what I'm saying is, texts from the person I'm currently texting appear as texts from other people while I'm in the main text screen.

    Hope this is not confusing. Anyone else have this issue?
  2. 700-Grizz macrumors 6502


    Sep 9, 2010
    LOL my name is steve!

    Anyway mine has done that a few times and then just starts acting normal. I would first delete the conversation thread and then do a hard restart on your phone- hold power and home down till apple logo comes back on
  3. caderousse thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2008
  4. Jason black macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2011
    It think it's better that way, so it doesn't interrupt what you're reading if its a long message.
  5. BiggAW macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Agreed. It takes some of the chaos out of a text storm.
  6. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    Normally, if I'm replying to a text message and the person sends another one while I'm typing, it just appears in the bubble list. The notification sound doesn't always make noise - sometimes, it's just the whoosh sound as though you just sent one yourself.

    I'd have to agree that maybe a hard reset might fix what you are facing.
  7. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2010
    Upstate NY
    The problem you are having has to do with whatever the person you are talking to has set the "Caller ID" setting to in the messages settings. If you send the iMessage to their cell number then they will get it, but when they reply and the Caller ID is set to their appleID then it will look like it is coming from their email rather than the phone number, so it starts a new thread since the email is not the phone number. It isn't really even a bug, that's how it should work.

    Above all, it isn't anything that a reset will fix.

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