iOS 9 group message bug

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by s2mike, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. s2mike macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2015
    This drives me bananas.

    Within the Messages app, I've got several group threads going with various friends.

    Prior to iOS 9, you could open the Messages app to compose a new message...then start typing the name of *anyone* from a particular recent group thread and the app would automatically suggest that group thread.

    Ever since iOS 9, there's only ONE name that you can type in order to prompt the app to suggest the group thread.

    So, prior to iOS 9, if you have a group thread with John, Bill, and could select "compose new message" and start typing any of their names and the iPhone will immediately suggest that group thread as an option.

    Since iOS 9, you can type John's name or Bill's name and the phone will *not* suggest the group thread. Only typing Susan's name will prompt the group thread as a suggestion.

    Do you guys even understand what I'm saying?
  2. s2mike thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2015

    Seems to have been a problem on my end. Still having problems, but it's working better now...
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
  4. s2mike thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2015
    Whoops. I knew I'd written about that before, but I assumed it got lost in one of the massive iOS 9.X beta threads. Sorry for the double post. Although this is truly baffling.

    I turned iMessage off and back on. Then discovered that the Messages app will suggest group threads as long as you type *EITHER* the first or last name of the person, depending on how your contact display is sorted (Last, First vs. First, Last).

    However, there are still group threads that don't follow this behavior either. It's strictly one contact name that triggers the prompt. Very frustrating.

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