Receiving a new text in an open thread...


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 12, 2011
I'm a little confused about the handling of text messages. If I receive a new text message in an open thread before the screen turns off (after I sent my reply), I have to hit the "Message (1)" back button to go back and read the reply to what I sent. In iMessages, the threads autoupdate in realtime so there's no hitting back. Why doesn't SMS on the iPhone appear to allow threads to update in realtime when the screen is still on as the reply comes back?


macrumors 68030
Jul 26, 2011
I've read posts where others had this issue, but it's never done it to me. I was texting my son last night, he has an Android phone and each text appeared as he sent them. I'd left the convo open, so I'd see his responses while ordering his requested Christmas gift.


macrumors 65816
Jun 17, 2009
Redford, MI
I haven't had this problem either. Whether it's an SMS or an iMessage, it always shows up in the window if I have it open at the time.
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