1. iMore Question's Avatar
    When ever I go into messages to reply to a text, a grey line is covering the message. I can still type a message but can't see the first line of the message. Anyone know why?
    09-17-2015 10:48 AM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Not sure what you see. Can you show a screenshot? Do you use the predictive feature? Do you use 3rd party keyboards?
    09-17-2015 11:11 AM
  3. jwhite78's Avatar
    This has happened to me too, wondering if there is a solution
    09-19-2015 05:30 PM
  4. polohead's Avatar
    Happened to me too after latest update really annoying! Turning off phone stops it but comes back! I also have some kind of clock/timer on it too! Always says 0:00
    09-19-2015 07:43 PM
  5. polohead's Avatar
    How do you submit screenshot?
    09-19-2015 07:44 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    How do you submit screenshot?
    Once you've posted enough meaningful posts/replies, you'll then be allowed to post images. Simply use the image option in the reply field.
    09-19-2015 08:16 PM
  7. VSTREAM TV's Avatar
    Hi, just go to your settings and under messages, turn off character count .
    LizzieJay likes this.
    09-19-2015 08:49 PM
  8. Jauna Tharp-Benefield's Avatar
    Mine started this after the latest update also. My character count isn't on...so that's not the issue or the fix. Anybody else got any ideas?
    09-19-2015 11:45 PM
  9. erickasolberg's Avatar
    I turned on character count and it went away.. might do the trick for now?
    Kevin Scott7 and jmfarmer311 like this.
    09-20-2015 12:07 AM
  10. Kevin Scott7's Avatar
    Same for me, I put count on now its gone , happy days again!!
    09-20-2015 07:35 AM
  11. Dustmote's Avatar
    Hurrah, I went into settings, messages and turned the character count "on" and the greyed out bubble went away.

    Thank you. I am liking this forum
    09-20-2015 12:12 PM
  12. 99redram's Avatar
    I turned on and the grey line away yeppy!
    09-20-2015 04:04 PM
  13. Scott Gerard's Avatar
    Ok Here from Apple they said its a glitch

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    09-21-2015 07:38 PM
  14. Laelipoo's Avatar
    I'm glad you got it resolved.


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    09-21-2015 07:46 PM
  15. dcroghan's Avatar
    That didn't fix the problem
    09-21-2015 10:38 PM
  16. LizzieJay's Avatar
    Hi, just go to your settings and under messages, turn off character count .
    09-22-2015 06:06 PM
  17. LizzieJay's Avatar
    Turning off the character count worked! Thank you!
    09-22-2015 06:08 PM
  18. Selena406's Avatar
    Try closing any open apps by double clicking the home button. I just tried this and it worked for me. Good luck!!
    09-22-2015 09:26 PM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Try closing any open apps by double clicking the home button. I just tried this and it worked for me. Good luck!!
    That's not necessary. It's the messages app. If you close out any, it would be that one. Not all apps.
    09-22-2015 09:28 PM
  20. thedatag's Avatar
    You accidentally hit the little microphone icon and it is now waiting for you to start recording. Hit the microphone icon again and cancel the recording. Problem solved.
    09-23-2015 10:30 AM
  21. Selena406's Avatar
    That's not necessary. It's the messages app. If you close out any, it would be that one. Not all apps.
    It worked for me. I closed the open apps on my phone and the bar disappeared.
    09-23-2015 12:43 PM
  22. krich5486's Avatar
    it's not the microphone waiting for you to speak, nor will closing out the apps help. I actually even did a factory reset on my phone and it came back 20 minutes later. Turn on or off character count and it helps for a bit. Hopefully they push out another update to fix it.
    09-23-2015 08:43 PM
  23. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It worked for me. I closed the open apps on my phone and the bar disappeared.
    That's because one was he messages app. It's in messages, close it.
    09-23-2015 09:34 PM
  24. justamug's Avatar
    i had the same problem after upgrading to 9.1. idid a restore from iTunes and that fixed it.
    character count was on both before and after the restore.
    09-24-2015 07:40 AM
  25. jmfarmer311's Avatar
    When ever I go into messages to reply to a text, a grey line is covering the message. I can still type a message but can't see the first line of the message. Anyone know why?
    Any answers here?
    09-24-2015 10:52 AM
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