Messages getting “dumber”?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Mac'nCheese, May 18, 2018.

  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
    Messages seems to be even worse than before in recommending phone numbers. For instance, I message this guy named joe mcg all the time. But when I start a new message and start typing his name, his two email addresses come up and my other friend joe k’s email and phone number come up but not joe mcg. Not even in the Siri found place? Am I doing something wrong? Is there a setting I have wrong? It’s text messaging and won’t suggest his phone number!
  2. Rhonindk macrumors 68040


    You are not. It is an issue.
    Where it used to pull my common use or favorites, I now get anything under that contact or anything close.
    I'll start typing the contact. By letter 3 I get my choice plus every number they have (if > 1) and anything else with those three letters. By letter 4-5 I not also get all the emails and the sort order changes. The number of choices does drop.
  3. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
    OK, so I just chatted with a specialist and we think he solved the problem. Something got mixed up with my contacts so I shut off contacts in my icloud settings and deleted all the contacts. Then, I just turned the contacts back on. I was immediately able to address a text message to my daughter which wasn't working before I did that. Now, I'll see if this problem has truly been fixed over the next few days

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