General What do you prefer - biteSMS or stock Messages?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by heyyitssusan, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    I've just recently downloaded biteSMS and I'm loving it so far, but I have noticed it does drain your battery faster than stock SMS, probably because of the quick reply & quick compose.

    What do you guys like better?! I know some people deck out their stock messages app with just Messages Customiser and it looks way cooler.
     
  2. Demonface macrumors 6502a

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    Right now I prefer Bitesms , Seems to have more features which I use.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I prefer biteSMS. But I'm jailbroken on iOS 6.1, so the Messages app is very plain compared to bite.

    I use the 7.6.8 beta which gives me Text Heads. Those are contact pictures in the Notification Center I can press on and go directly to texting that contact. It's a feature they discontinued in the 8 betas and 8.x releases.

    I'm not experiencing any battery drain either, so maybe it's another tweak or something you have?
     
  4. heyyitssusan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well I do have a habit of killing an app constantly, so could that be it? I've heard that causes battery drain sometimes too.
     
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  6. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    It'd be like walking into an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and saying "Which do you prefer, a big, tall, ice cold beer... or a cracker?" hehe.

    BiteSMS of course :)
     
  7. 3lite macrumors 6502a

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  8. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Congrats on the most uneducated comment of the week!
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    This is a very easy answer.
    Of Course biteSMS.
    Bitesms is what stock messages is but with tons more useful features and ease of use and customization.
     
  10. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, it seems manually killing apps is a negative on battery life. I think that having to do that in old iOS versions got us all paranoid. And it was pretty much fixed years back.
     
  11. lewismayell macrumors 6502a

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    I had to uninstall bitesms, lept popping up and i couldn't stand the app not being called Messages, I never even quick replied, just dismissed the messages for a different time, so there was no point in me having it
     
  12. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    You can disable pop-ups/notifications and make the icon look like the default 'Messages'.
     
  13. bushido Suspended

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    iMessages + Couria is the perfect combo for me. BiteSMS has too many options i cbf trying to figure out tbh lol
     
  14. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I like the fact that biteSMS lets me mute certain contacts. I never see their message on the lockscreen and I never get an indicator that there is a text from them.

    It's useful for certain contacts such as Twitter or my bank, or the local restaurant chain who I gave my number to.
     
  15. alkalifly macrumors regular

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    Are you running Couria on 7.1.x with no issues? I am seeing mixed reports
     
  16. bushido Suspended

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    ja works perfectly fine on 7.1.2. havent noticed a difference
     
  17. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Use messages tweak. Looks and works like stock iOS. Great for QR and QC.
     
  18. ilovewasabi macrumors member

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    I'm surprised this tweak doesnt get mentioned more. Highly overlooked qr/qc tweak. I would say after using bitesms, auki, messages+, and couria, Messages is the best out of all of them.
     
  19. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I have a BiteSMS license yet even so, prefer the simplicity of the stock iMessages.
    With HideMe7 installed I am able to customize my messages perfectly and am pleased with the way it all works seamlessly.

    Of course there are many advantages to BiteSMS (theming, among many of them) yet I find myself going back to stock after a rejailbreak.
     
  20. ourmountain macrumors regular

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    I have yet to try BiteSMS. Is it compatible with Messages Customizer? I've been using it to change the look of Messages to my liking, but wouldn't mind some additional features with BiteSMS.
     
  21. lewismayell macrumors 6502a

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    I changed the icon, but couldn't stand it saying "bitesms"
     
  22. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's a major personal problem:)
     
  23. Syndicate0017 macrumors 6502

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    What an odd complaint....but just change the bundle display name. Easy.
     
  24. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    OCD must be rough
     
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