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ranker133

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Jul 27, 2020
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Hey everyone,

I'm on iOS 16.1 on the iPhone 11 Pro Max and noticed that a lot of the times, if I leave the message app for a bit and come back, it doesn't stay in the conversation and brings me back to the list of messages.

Has anyone been noticing this on their side?
 
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AnyaB

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Aug 27, 2019
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I have the bug as well. I have a 14, and the message bug started with 16.1. I thought 16.1.1 would fix it, but nope. It's not super annoying, but I do have one or two people who text me regularly, and I'd like the app to stay in those conversations...
 

ibookemo

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Jun 17, 2009
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I have a new theory on a fix for this. Try turning off the ‘Focus’ switch under Messages in settings. Let me know if this works for you.

Update: this doesn’t work unfortunately.
 

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ranker133

macrumors newbie
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Jul 27, 2020
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I have a new theory on a fix for this. Try turning off the ‘Focus’ switch under Messages in settings. Let me know if this works for you.

Update: this doesn’t work unfortunately.
Same, tried the theory and it didnt work for me as well. Was hoping that iOS 16.2 would fix it but from the reports, sadly not.
 

ibookemo

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How about this for a possible workaround: Tap into the message text input box in the message thread you want to remain in...as if you're about to write a message. Does this work?
 

ibookemo

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New experiment: I’ve just reinstalled the iOS ipsw to see if that fixes the issue. A ‘nuke and pave’ approach.

UPDATE: That didn’t work. It just seems to be a software bug that needs to be solved on Apple’s side I guess.
 
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ranker133

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Jul 27, 2020
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Hoping Apple sees the bug report feedback to resolve this asap. It’s been frustrating on iOS 16.
 
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ibookemo

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I wouldn’t hold my breath on this one. I’ve kinda given up on it. Trying to just get used to the ‘new’ behaviour.
 
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