Hack/Tweak to "Mark Message Unread"?
I'm tired of unlocking my iPhone, and it auto-opening my new messages, which causes them to be marked as read, and then forgetting I had "read" the message.
Is there a tweak that will allow me to make the iMessage as "unread" again? I find myself making myself reminders with siri just so that I don't forget to text the person back after I finish what I am doing...
Thanks in advance!
- 02-02-2012, 10:48 AM #2
- 02-02-2012, 11:11 AM #3
Messages+ also lets you decide if using the unlock slider does anything...but you shouldn't need anything, really. Here is standard iOS behavior when a message arrives while the phone is locked:
-use notification icon in popup for Slide to Reply, message opens and is marked read.
-use large slider at bottom for Slide to Reply, message opens and is marked read.
- do nothing and let phone lock again or press sleep button: the next time you wake the phone the slider will once again say Slide to Unlock; unlocking will neither open your message nor mark it read. If you have badges enabled the Messages icon will be badged.
In other words, messages are only opened and marked read when you use the Slide to REPLY option—which rightly assumes you are unlocking to deal with the message.
Like I said, you can turn that off with Messages+, but to me it sounds like your phone is working as designed.
I dont know why, but a lot of the time my device will open the new message when I unlock from the bottom. But the message isn't as important as what I had unlocked with the intention of doing so I forget about it.
And I have tested this on other iPhones as well.
- 02-02-2012, 04:02 PM #5
But if you look at that slider when a message arrives, you'll see that it changes to Slide to Reply. In that case both the notification slider AND the large slider will open the message. After the screen goes dark it returns to Slide to Unlock. Try it.
The situation you describe is the second one I described in my last post: use large slider with Slide to Reply=open message.
Last edited by Massie; 02-02-2012 at 04:08 PM.
Oh I get it. Seems a little overkill, and I still think the bottom slider's function should always open to where you were previously though..
Everyone I ask says they dont understand either.. Apparently we can't read :P
Maybe there is a tweak for that function?
I would still like a mark unread feature tweak.. Maybe slide left on a message in the app opens the delete option and slide right opens unread..
I would gladly pay a buck or two not to forget to reply to the girlfriend or parents again
- 02-02-2012, 09:36 PM #8
Yes I love Lorem and Ipsum! Although Ipsum has problems with Copic (it makes the phone freeze and reboot)
But that is a smart practice, I will used Lorem to dismiss the text then unlock the screen.
And I totally wish that app was compatible though.. Just tried it but no dice.