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    Default Text Message App Auto Open

    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?
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    Default Text Message App Auto Open

    Just perused through the settings and couldn't find anything.


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    Default Re: Text Message App Auto Open

    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....
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    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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    Default Re: Text Message App Auto Open

    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.
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    Default Re: Text Message App Auto Open

    Quote Originally Posted by bigolyt View Post
    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?
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    Default Re: Text Message App Auto Open

    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 .
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    Default Text Message App Auto Open

    Quote Originally Posted by bigolyt View Post
    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
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    Default Re: Text Message App Auto Open

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibanana1 View Post
    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
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    Default Re: Text Message App Auto Open

    Quote Originally Posted by bigolyt View Post
    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    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
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    Default Re: Text Message App Auto Open

    Quote Originally Posted by bigolyt View Post
    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.
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    Default Text Message App Auto Open

    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
    iPhone 4S to iPhone 5 whats next
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    Default Re: Text Message App Auto Open

    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.

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