iPhone 8(+) Messages Delete Confirmation

dirtylilhobo

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Ever since IOS 11.3 for iPhone and iPad Messages now requires an annoying confirmation to deletea messages. Before simply swipe left and a box [delete] appears, click it, done. Now it’s, swipe, click delete and another window opens “Would you like to delete this conversation?” with another [delete] box.

Is there anyway to stop this confirmation and go back to just the single swipe and delete?
 

cynics

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I’m sorry I thought you were talking bout email. Duh it’s late, or early....
 

Banglazed

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It may be a safeguard to make sure you’re not deleting an entire valuable conversational thread that is unrecoverable. Also, it may allow you to get use to it before rolling out potential Message in iCloud.

The other alternative is “Edit”, select threads, delete which has 3 steps similar to swipe, delete, confirm delete prompt.
 
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akash.nu

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I think it’s a really good thing to prevent accidental loss of data. Asking multiple times is never bad!
 

dirtylilhobo

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I think it’s a really good thing to prevent accidental loss of data. Asking multiple times is never bad!
I guess, but the years we’ve used Messaging without this extra step have instilled an automatic muscle memory that takes awhile to relearn. I was hoping there was a switch to either enable or disable the extra step..

Thanks...
 
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blairian89

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It is a mildly annoying, easy to get used to, completely understandable change.

Kind of surprised it wasn't like this before.
 

ZEEN0j

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Added in the 11.3 beta for messages in the cloud. The feature was removed but the dialog box remains. It will make more sense with 11.4 where deleting the conversation will remove it on all devices. In short it’s a safeguard.
 
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