1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Whenever I go to start a new message to someone, as I type in their name it takes a while to get any suggestions underneath. Once I finally do I will get several suggestions to send it as a group message but the group consists of that person's name repeated hundreds of times.

    I have tried force quitting messages, restarting AND hard-resetting my phone.
    01-17-2015 11:46 AM
  2. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Which version of iOS are you running on your iPhone? (And I'm assuming you're using the built-in messages app?)

    I've tried entering a bunch of different names and I'm not getting the same result. Anyone else?
    scharfat likes this.
    01-17-2015 12:06 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Try the following:

    Sign out of iMessage, wait a few seconds, and then sign back in.
    01-17-2015 12:12 PM
  4. scharfat's Avatar
    Yes, I am using the built in messages app and I'm running iOS 8.1.2.
    01-17-2015 12:58 PM
  5. scharfat's Avatar
    Tried logging out - and even turning off iMessage - then logging back in but to no success
    01-17-2015 01:01 PM
  6. scharfat's Avatar
    Using an iPhone 6+ btw
    01-17-2015 01:01 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Does this happen with all name entries, or just one? You can delete the suggestions if they have a circled i. The others are contacts. I've never seen this. I would put all my contacts on a vCard in an email. Then delete them all from contacts. Then Toggle iMessage off, sign out, sign back in. Toggle back on. Use the vCard in email to put contacts back.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    scharfat likes this.
    01-17-2015 01:52 PM
  8. scharfat's Avatar
    It's more than just one contact and most of them have the circled i so I will try to delete but that could be annoying to do for every contact.. Hmm
    01-17-2015 01:58 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Do you by chance have multiple email accounts configured and do those accounts have the same or at least some of the same contact information? If so, go to the Mail settings and disable the toggle next to "Contacts" for all of your accounts except one.
    scharfat likes this.
    01-17-2015 02:17 PM
  10. scharfat's Avatar
    Name:  ImageUploadedByiMore Forums1421522599.485056.jpg
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Size:  147.9 KB just for reference here is what I'm seeing. I did Ledsteplin's recommendation of deleting them and it seems like that's working. I've gone through and cleared the suggestions appearing for my most talked to contacts. After trying some of less used names they don't seem to be affected as often (most not at all). Weird issue but it seems like I at least have a way to handle it now.
    Ledsteplin likes this.
    01-17-2015 02:28 PM
  11. leo88777's Avatar
    Did you ever figure out what caused this? I am seeing this now and this thread is the only other instance I can find of it occurring anywhere else.
    08-24-2015 10:54 PM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Did you ever figure out what caused this? I am seeing this now and this thread is the only other instance I can find of it occurring anywhere else.
    Can you explain exactly what is happening?
    08-25-2015 01:17 AM

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