1. bigolyt's Avatar
    Not sure if this has been answered before but... I just got my iPhone 5 and everytime I get a text message and open the "messages" app, it automatically goes to the new text.

    Is there a way to disable this and have it just open to the list of ALL texts rather than the newest one everytime?
    01-09-2013 11:18 PM
  2. swarlos's Avatar
    Just perused through the settings and couldn't find anything.


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    01-09-2013 11:33 PM
  3. bigolyt's Avatar
    You know what Im talking about though right? Im not crazy?

    I get a new text and it instantly opens that text when I click on the messages... not a big fan of that....
    01-09-2013 11:35 PM
  4. swarlos's Avatar
    Yeah I know what you're talking about. Didn't see it anywhere in settings unless it's hidden really well LOL.


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    01-10-2013 03:41 AM
  5. Alli's Avatar
    Unfortunately, there's no way around it. It assumes that if a new text comes in and you go to the message app, your purpose is to check that new text.
    01-10-2013 05:48 AM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Not sure if this has been answered before but... I just got my iPhone 5 and everytime I get a text message and open the "messages" app, it automatically goes to the new text.

    Is there a way to disable this and have it just open to the list of ALL texts rather than the newest one everytime?
    Not trying to start a debate, just honestly curious...why do you want it to do this?
    01-10-2013 05:56 AM
  7. bigolyt's Avatar
    If I have 2 or 3 text messages and go to check it, it automatically opens the newest one. I'd prefer it to just open the lists of all texts (like email) and let me read whichever one I want .
    01-10-2013 10:02 AM
  8. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    If I have 2 or 3 text messages and go to check it, it automatically opens the newest one. I'd prefer it to just open the lists of all texts (like email) and let me read whichever one I want .
    I get what you're saying. If I could disable it then I would. Messages should behave like emails and just open the list of unread messages
    01-10-2013 10:50 AM
  9. ibanana's Avatar
    I think it may open to the one you actually slide to open the device...I don't have any messages to test this, but I think that's how I have observed it working.
    01-10-2013 11:08 AM
  10. bigolyt's Avatar
    I think it may open to the one you actually slide to open the device...I don't have any messages to test this, but I think that's how I have observed it working.
    Negative. It opens the newest text regardless of if the phone is locked or not. Im sure apple thinks this is a "cool feature" but its kind of annoying
    01-10-2013 12:36 PM
  11. Alli's Avatar
    Negative. It opens the newest text regardless of if the phone is locked or not. Im sure apple thinks this is a "cool feature" but its kind of annoying
    It is extremely annoying. Especially if the text is the notification from AT&T that they have received your payment (right after using the AT&T app) and you don't [expletive deleted]ing need to see the text and just want to slide to delete it from the list!
    01-10-2013 02:22 PM
  12. bigolyt's Avatar
    It is extremely annoying. Especially if the text is the notification from AT&T that they have received your payment (right after using the AT&T app) and you don't [expletive deleted]ing need to see the text and just want to slide to delete it from the list!
    Haha, at least Im not the only one
    01-10-2013 04:34 PM
  13. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    If I have 2 or 3 text messages and go to check it, it automatically opens the newest one. I'd prefer it to just open the lists of all texts (like email) and let me read whichever one I want .
    Gotcha...i honestly never paid attention to it, but now that i know it does this, I'd also like an option to turn this off.
    01-10-2013 06:26 PM
  14. Junius8's Avatar
    The only way around that is when the text comes through hit the power button to lock the phone then you can unlock it, go to your messages and you will see the list of unread messages
    01-11-2013 09:31 AM
  15. anon3230140's Avatar
    Yeah it must be annoying if you can't turn it off. BlackBerry does that too EXCEPT.. on BB it is "Auto open newest message after removing from holster". We have the option to set to NEVER, ALWAYS or AFTER SOUND OR VIBRATION.

    Having the option to turn off is heaven sent and quite handy. Just like being able to turn on or off the led notification light.

    Choice is good.
    01-11-2013 12:02 PM

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