iPhone 3GS displayed text message full screen

davejay00

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 5, 2011
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Hi all,

This may seem a silly question but I have not been able to sleep thinking about why my phone did this.

I recieved 2 text messages I think and then another one and looked at my phone and the message was displayed white text on black background full screen (no carrier, wireless symbols or anything), with a green 'Dismiss' button at the bottom. I have iOS5.

Any ideas why it would do that and what it's for?

Many thanks for your help in advance.

Dave
 

enoC

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Jul 2, 2009
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Sounds like a instant text. Nokia phones is able to send these texts that only shows on the screen.
 

mkrishnan

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Jan 9, 2004
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There were people reporting this elsewhere too, without a clear resolution aside from just restoring and setting the phone up as new. FWIW I have SMS all the way back to 2008 on my iPhone (which have been ported over via restored backups from my original iPhone and my 3GS onto my 4S). I guess some people text more than me, but as far as I know, unless your phone itself is full, you shouldn't have this problem.
 

davejay00

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 5, 2011
21
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I am pretty sure it's not full as the capacity when I check is fine, assuming they are stored on the phone locally.

Also I have recieved texts since and they come through as normal notifications.

Dave
 
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