time stamps for all txt msgs

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  1. Uabcar macrumors 6502

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    quick question... Is there a setting somewhere that turns time stamps on for all texts?
    Currently, my i4 displays a date/time above the first text after a certain period of inactivity- not sure what this timeframe is though. I'd like to have a time stamp for each text. Is this possible?
     
  2. Lingham macrumors regular

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  3. mcbey macrumors newbie

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    not that i know of. I know jailbroken messaging apps have it available
     
  4. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Not currently possible on an unjailbroken phone :(
     
  5. m3coolpix macrumors 6502a

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    Even some of the 3rd party App Store messaging apps follow this model.

    Annoying to say the least. Just give us an option to show the detail!
     
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  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True.
     
  10. Tito Georgie macrumors 6502

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    You can say the iPhone has basically everything, I hate how it misses little ***** like this. -____-
     
  11. wrxpert macrumors member

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    I bet you they had timestamps build in at one point. Then Jobs said it looks like **** and made them get rid of it and replace it with the silly implementation they have now.
     
  12. Natesac macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know why Apple couldn't just make it to where you could tap on the text bubble and have it slide you to another page with the timestamp. That page could have the buttons to forward, copy, delete, save. Or even better, have it parse out adresses and have a maps button.

    I can't tell you how many times I have had people text me an address.

    It does it for email, phone numbers, tracking numbers and URL's, why not have it do it for physical adresses?

    It's a super simple update that would really help a lot of people. I'm sure the no time stamps thing is something that holds back some businesses from using the iPhone.

    There is a lot of cool things that could be done with the messages app.
     
  13. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    It's the same thing iChat does and yes it's freaking annoying. Still waiting for that to change.
     
  14. uanuglyfool macrumors regular

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    i think the iPhone displays timestamps in 15min intervals......i checked it one time and i dont remember
     
  15. budfoot macrumors regular

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    How? Can't find the option.
     
  16. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    All you have to do is hold down the message bubble for 2 seconds and then the time will show up to the right.
     
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  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Thats the solution to many Apple restrictions or missing features:)
     
  20. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't mind so much if we knew what the current algorithm to show timestamps was. I can't seem to find any pattern in their behaviour, it's almost as if it rolls a dice every couple of texts.
     
  21. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    it does it for the first text after every hour and after every 15, 30, and 45 past, most of the time
     
  22. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Don't forget to leave your comments on apple.com/feedback. :)

    This is exactly the type of feature request the software engineers need to hear.
     
  23. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm that would make sense, I'm gonna keep a lookout for that
     
  24. YesThatGuy macrumors newbie

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    It seems people on here don't read the threads before commenting.......uanuglyfool answered the question before you asked it
     
  25. Damo516 macrumors newbie

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    Ta

    Thanks, nice to know
     

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