Why does it now only show the first name at the top of a message window?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by TH55, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    In a conversation, at the top it no longer shows the full name. Very stupid design flaw as I talk to several ppl w the same first names. I seriously hope Apple wakes up and gets their act together.
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Settings, "Mail, Contacts, Calendars", short name, change to whatever you want.
     
  3. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Great thanks. Still absolutely idiotic that that's the default. There are many default settings that make absolutely no sense.
     
  4. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    To each his own. Makes great sense to me and doesn't seem idiotic at all.
     
  5. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What if you have two friends w the same name??
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The setting change is fairly easy and people should really examine their settings and change them to fit what they want in general, but especially when they are upgrading (software or hardware).
     
  7. Altis macrumors 68010

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    It does seem like a difficult setting to locate.

    Could be made accessible from the Messages settings as well to make it easier for people to find and use, perhaps.
     
  8. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I like it because most of the time I don't put last names on contacts. First name is good enough for me I know who it is. And shouldn't you be able to tell who your taking to by what your talking about?
     
  9. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    The message alert still shows the full name + so does the message when you look at your message overviews so I'm pretty sure I'd know which one I'm talking to.
     
  10. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I don't want to review the conversation to find out who it is, it's much quicker to simply look at the name.

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    I talk to several people who I have more than one of their name.
     

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