Why do I have -8 text messages??

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Cjr605, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Cjr605 macrumors member

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    I'm the bubble where you see how many text messages you have unread, mine displays -8??(negative 8) why is this?
     
  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Are you so unpopular that people take text messages away from you?

    Sorry had to;)

    Honestly though I have never seen anything like this. I have seen it display 1 or 2 when I have none, but never negative.
     
  3. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

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    Because your probably running some weird 3rd party SMS app that you downloaded off Cydia.
     
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    yea that bug happens when you have more than one SMS app.

    Why you would need more than one ill never know.
     
  5. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Because the native SMS app doesn't do things like SMS forwarding, deleting single messages, or landscape typing? And while I suppose you could SSH into your phone and remove the default SMS app entirely, I would be hesitant to do so.

    Ergo, you wind up with two SMS apps.
     
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  7. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I would ssh in and disable it by editing the file from .app to like .app.original to disable and hide it.
     
  8. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

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    How do you have 8 draft SMS messages? Is this a feature on this 3rd party SMS app?

    Disregard..you can have 8 draft messages if you have 8 replies typed for 8 different people without sending. Is that what you mean?
     
  9. Cjr605 thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't have any drafts and I installed one SMS app which i got rid of. No drafts.
     
  10. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

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  11. Cjr605 thread starter macrumors member

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    What? I had irealSMS -- what shoudl i do?
     
  12. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

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    install backward compatibility from cydia, reset your iphone (hold pwr + home)
     
  13. Cjr605 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks hope it works!
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    LMFAO holy hell best response of the day!

    But really, I've never seen that. I've only seen it say I have a text when I did not.
     
  15. lentife macrumors member

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    Have you ever seen something like that?!

    Very strange!

    [​IMG]

    The only way I found out to solve this was to Jailbreak and install iRealSMS from Cydia... I did not want to restore my iPhone 3G because I had important messages that could not be backed up...
    :confused::confused::confused:
     
  16. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    I had this on an unjailbroken phone. It was on my voicemail icon. Said -2. Eventually it cleared. I think its something to do with the fact you have deleted something but for some reason it hasn't fully updated.

    Thats all I could put it down to anyway.
     
  17. X3n0 AcId macrumors regular

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    happened today.. definitely something to do with iRealSMS.
    well it was this really small and unnecessary thread, so i just deleted it and it was back to normal :)
     
  18. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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    I've never JB my phone and I got (-1) friend requests on Facebook hahaha it's just a little bug.
     

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