iPhone 4s splitting texts when sending? Help!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by parkm13, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. parkm13 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2010
    i have an iphone 4s on sprint. for the last week it has been sending short texts in two pieces. i can hear it make the sent sound twice, and the person i am texting gets it in two parts. has this happened to anyone one else, and is there any way i can fix it?
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Do the texts exceed 160 characters?

    Also, of your friends, does it a happen with two friends on different carriers (maybe one has AT&T and the other Verizon... Does it happen with both)?
  3. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    It's a recent Sprint glitch, call them and they can refresh your account settings.
  4. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2010
    no i have made sure they are not over a 160 characters, and it happens with both ATT&T and Verizon. I am not sure with other sprint phones. And what do i tell them? it seems to take FOREVER to get anything done with them.
  5. theirlady macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2012
  6. Benson11 macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2012
    I think the problem is in your mobile operator.
  7. SoloStyle macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    I'm having the same exact issue, also with Sprint, for short messages under 160 characters. Did you get this issue resolved? Does calling them actually work? I called when this first started happening and they didn't know anything about it. They simply had me do a profile update, whihc did not resolve the issue.
  8. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2010
    i have called and talked to a few different people but no one seems to know what is going on, so as of now no fix
  9. eurominican macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2011
    Any updates on this issue?
  10. victormorgan181 macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2012
    iPhone 4s splitting texts when sending?

    Mine has been doing the same thing. I took it into the store the other day and they hadn't heard about it yet, but supposedly more ppl have been dealing with it and it's any message over 80 characters is split into two messages, and the second message usually only contains the last word. I've heard it's a problem with the 5.1 software and hopefully they will have it fixed when they release 5.2. To get around it in the meantime though, if you put 3 spaces after the last word in your text, it will prevent the message from being split into two. Hope this helps!
  11. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2010
    Thank you! i will try this out!

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