Messages 3D Touch

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  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    Initially I thought wow! Press on the messages icon and I am presented with a list of my most recent conversations. Great!

    Now I've just pressed it again and 3 random people have been presented. I haven't text these people for months.

    Why present them now?
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    Mine looks like it is just people I talk to frequently.
     
  3. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Hmm, mine show the last three people Ive texted.
     
  4. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Mine did, then it's just come up with 3 random people.
     
  5. PedCrossing macrumors 6502

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    Mine is showing the most recent but took out the annoying guy, no idea what magic is this.
     
  6. j-a-x, Sep 25, 2015
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    j-a-x macrumors 65816

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    Mine shows three random conversations. The first one is the first contact I messaged since I got my new phone. I sent one single message by mistake and it's at the top of the list. It also shows two friends I have talked with today but when I get a new message it doesn't even show that. Seems like the least it could do is let me jump to my most recent unread message. :/ Also it seems like it could show contacts I've been interacting with more and not the least active contact in my list as #1.

    To make it even less useful, the first contact in the list when I 3D Touch my contacts is someone who a) isn't in my contact list and b) a conversation I deleted in messages. That's not. Dry useful.
     
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I think it would be more useful if it just showed your most recent message.
     
  8. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Hmm...mine shows that last three people I messaged with.
     
  9. j-a-x macrumors 65816

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    One thing I now realize is it skips group conversations. But still surprised about the three contacts it chose.
     
  10. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well 2 days later and when I press on the messages app I still have 3 random people showing that I never text. Not really sure how to change them
     
  11. FishyFish macrumors newbie

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  12. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Yep mine too
     
  13. Pagemakers, Sep 27, 2015
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    Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Just deleted the 3 people I don't want in the 3D list by deleting their entire chat conversations and guess what another 3 random ones appear.
    Totally useless function.

    The same can be said for the phone app. 3 random people. Me being one of them. Totally useless.
     
  14. Tdadlani macrumors regular

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    Yes wish they would explain exactly what contacts are being shown.
     
  15. lagwagon Suspended

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    Do you have any of your contacts set as favourites? 3D Touch on the phone app icon is supposed to be your favourites. (If you have none set, then I can see it being random.)
     
  16. j-a-x macrumors 65816

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    In the phone all, yes. It definitely doesn't use any of those. Is there a way to set favorites in messages?

    I think the best use of force touch here would be unread messages and recent conversations.
     
  17. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for that. I see on the phone app it uses my top 3 favourites.

    Just trying to work out what drives the messages options.
     
  18. Cryates macrumors 6502a

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    This is going by my 3 most recent conversations with the most recent being at the bottom of the list. The one before that being second on the list and so on.
     
  19. Pagemakers, Sep 27, 2015
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    Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Definitely not like that for me or my mate.

    Pressing the clock only lets you create a new alarm. Not edit an existing one. Stupid

    Why do the "new Apple" only half do things.
     
  20. schmidt65 macrumors 6502

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    Mines the same. 3 random people I rarely text have appeared. Yet my wife who I text multiple times per day (and who texts me) doesn't appear at all. As you say useless feature!
     
  21. doboy macrumors 68000

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    It's probably a bug that will be fixed in the next update.
     
  22. ancapman macrumors newbie

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    It looks like the last 3 contacts you messaged via iMessage..... At least on my and my friend's 6s+
     
  23. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Read up. That's not the case for many of us. Mine started out like that but changed.
     
  24. ancapman macrumors newbie

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    What I meant is that only others with iPhones. Anyone messages on android doesn't seem to show up...
     
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