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Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by 67bmer, Nov 21, 2013.
how do i get to the beginning?
I have about a years worth of texts
Tried searching but no luck.
jump to beginning of iMessage?
Tap the status bar, like in any other app
There's no way to jump to the very first text. You'd need to keep hitting "load earlier message."
Why would anyone need a year's worth of text messages ?
Obviously, it's not a benefit in helping you to refresh your memory since you have no easy way to browse from the first message to present.
Save the texts using ibackupbot or similar then delete the whole lot from the handset.
I archive all my e-mail conversations with friends and family, and from time to time I read a bunch of them. I don't see it as that much different from looking at old photos or reading old journal entries.
People have been saving letter correspondence since we started writing letters, is it really that strange that people do the same with texts now?
When I read about someone saving all their texts I like to think they are leading very adventurous lives filled with all sorts of interesting conversations. Me? I could delete my texts everyday, but I'm too lazy (which, come to think of it, might be my problem in the first place ).
In the mid 90's, just when texts were becoming big, I had a friend who wrote down every single text she received in a little notebook because she wanted to remember what people had written. That was when you could only store something like 15 texts on the SIM card. She saw it as saving all postcards and letters she received.
I haven't met her in about 15 years, but I wonder if she still does it...
Send her a text message - she is bound to have you in her notebook...
Wow. I can't even imagine doing something like that.
Sounds like OCD.
You got to remember this was back in the day, when getting five texts per day was a lot. I remember sending something like 300 texts in a month and people thought I was crazy I don't remember exact prices, but I remember it was pretty darn expensive... And there were no bundles to be bought either.
Did she cut out the TV guide for each day too?
I can't say I see the connection...
People need to stop using Text messages as a journal. It's intent is to communicate a short message quickly.
Is there a fundamental difference between saving postcards and text messages?
Yes, you don't carry postcards around with you. You put them in a box where it is safe and occasionally look through them and reminisce. If text messages hold a sentimental value they should be backed up somewhere and kept safe because you never know what glitch could wipe them. If you do back them up what purpose do they suite sitting there in the messages app?
I think you're confusing "backing up" with "moving", or you've not gotten the idea behind a backup. Either way, you're grasping at straws here...
I don't understand the purpose of keeping a year's worth of text messages. If there is a lot of sentimental value there than just move it elsewhere for safe keeping and delete the message out of the messages app to keep things clean and moving along. I've noticed how slow the messages app loads when you have tons of messages. It's not pretty.
I cleared my messages spanning back about a year (a few GB worth), I must say I didn't notice the messages app becoming any quicker... Maybe it did, without me noticing...
Its a lot easier to head something off with a screen shot (when someone is lying and they know they are lying) than paying someone to go though your texts from the carrier or phone dump.
Tap where the time is to scroll to the top.
That will get you to the top but not necessarily the beginning of a message thread if it's with a lot of history.
Your right, if you have more than 50 messages, only the last 50 messages will be uploaded from backing storage, the rest but manually be downloaded. No fast way of doing that.