1. spikman's Avatar
    Hey guys...just got a quick question. Does anyone know when you get an iMessage or text, yet you don't want to answer it right away, but once you unlock your phone it goes straight to the text....it drives me crazy all the time. Anyone know if there is a way to make this not happen?
    05-13-2013 11:42 PM
  2. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    If you notice right after your phone goes off for the iMessage/text in your unlock slider it says swipe to reply. Simply don't swipe yet. Let the screen on your phone go blank and then unlock it and it will go to wherever it was when you left off
    05-14-2013 12:54 AM
  3. jclisenby's Avatar
    Hey guys...just got a quick question. Does anyone know when you get an iMessage or text, yet you don't want to answer it right away, but once you unlock your phone it goes straight to the text....it drives me crazy all the time. Anyone know if there is a way to make this not happen?
    You can either wait till the display goes off and then unlock it, or you can hit the lock button twice to turn off the display, then turn it back on. This clears the active notification and allows you to unlock the device to where you were previously.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
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    05-14-2013 07:31 AM
  4. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    I usually just re-lock and unlock the screen again if I don't want to go straight to the message. Kind of annoying, but not a huge deal for me anyway. It would be nice to have a setting to control it though.
    05-14-2013 07:34 AM
  5. spikman's Avatar
    The thing is I don't care that it opens up the the messages, I just hate how it goes straight to the new message and opens it. It'd be so much nicer if I had to click on what message I wanted to view instead of automaticity opening....but thanks for the info gys!!
    05-14-2013 07:44 AM
  6. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    The thing is I don't care that it opens up the the messages, I just hate how it goes straight to the new message and opens it. It'd be so much nicer if I had to click on what message I wanted to view instead of automaticity opening....but thanks for the info gys!!
    It can be especially annoying if you have multiple messages waiting and a new one comes in because swiping will take you directly to the message that just came in. In the very least I'd love to see it changed so that it takes you to the main screen of the messages app.
    05-14-2013 07:47 AM
  7. TurboTiger's Avatar
    you can hit the lock button twice to turn off the display, then turn it back on. This clears the active notification and allows you to unlock the device to where you were previously.

    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    Didn't know that.
    Tks for the tip jclisenby
    05-14-2013 08:17 PM
  8. timmyb457's Avatar
    I would like it if the main slider just unlocked the phone no matter what, and if you wanted to go to a message you could just swipe on that slider to open it
    05-14-2013 09:57 PM
  9. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    I would like it if the main slider just unlocked the phone no matter what, and if you wanted to go to a message you could just swipe on that slider to open it
    I do agree. I would like that too but that's why no OS is perfect and there's updates.
    05-15-2013 06:08 PM
  10. natasftw's Avatar
    I would like it if the main slider just unlocked the phone no matter what, and if you wanted to go to a message you could just swipe on that slider to open it
    And if it were that way, you'd be annoyed that each time you want to read a text you'd be forced to unlocked, tap messages, and then tap the conversation in question.

    It's one of those things where you want it to work a different way depending on desires and you only notice how annoying the option you see is while ignoring how much the other choice would also annoy you.
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    05-15-2013 09:11 PM
  11. timmyb457's Avatar
    And if it were that way, you'd be annoyed that each time you want to read a text you'd be forced to unlocked, tap messages, and then tap the conversation in question.

    It's one of those things where you want it to work a different way depending on desires and you only notice how annoying the option you see is while ignoring how much the other choice would also annoy you.
    No you wouldn't. You would just swipe on the message you wanted to open and it would go right to it.


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    05-15-2013 09:13 PM
  12. ame's Avatar
    I just hit the power button lightly to shut the screen back off. Then when I swipe the screen next time I just go home and have the little red number on Messages.
    05-15-2013 09:18 PM
  13. Dryland's Avatar
    It can be especially annoying if you have multiple messages waiting and a new one comes in because swiping will take you directly to the message that just came in. In the very least I'd love to see it changed so that it takes you to the main screen of the messages app.
    In my experience, when I have multiple new messages it doesn't open the newest one, it just shows the list of messages.
    05-15-2013 09:21 PM
  14. natasftw's Avatar
    No you wouldn't. You would just swipe on the message you wanted to open and it would go right to it.

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    I know it says newbie, but that's just cuz I don't post often
    Where did I say anything about the silly status below your name?

    The only time the "problem" exists is when the incoming text is what lit your screen up. If the screen has dimmed on its own, it no longer opens directly to the message.

    As this problem exists only in that scenario, it means you wanted to get into the iPhone at the same time and had your task interrupted by the incoming text changing the action made by your slider. In the case the slider operated as the prior post suggested, when you were done with your task you would have to either opt to read the message through the message app or wait until the phone locked. At that point, the pretty little notification would be gone leaving you to either use the method I detailed or drop the NC.

    Either way, if you're complaining that the few times that an incoming text directly coincides with a time you wanted to unlock your phone for other reasons, you'd complain about that too. That's true no matter how many devices you've owned.
    05-16-2013 12:14 AM
  15. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    In my experience, when I have multiple new messages it doesn't open the newest one, it just shows the list of messages.
    Hmm, really? I'll check it out again today, but I could have sworn the last time I was in that situation it didn't just take me to the main screen of the messages app.
    05-16-2013 09:24 AM
  16. Massie's Avatar
    I would like it if the main slider just unlocked the phone no matter what, and if you wanted to go to a message you could just swipe on that slider to open it
    And if it were that way, you'd be annoyed that each time you want to read a text you'd be forced to unlocked, tap messages, and then tap the conversation in question.

    It's one of those things where you want it to work a different way depending on desires and you only notice how annoying the option you see is while ignoring how much the other choice would also annoy you.
    No you wouldn't. You would just swipe on the message you wanted to open and it would go right to it.


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    I know it says newbie, but that's just cuz I don't post often
    Totally agree with Timmy here--it's always baffled me that Apple uses both available sliders for the same thing. And as he says, leaving the bottom slider as an "unlock-only" slider doesn't take away the ability to go straight to the notification; for that you would simply use the slider on the notification itself.

    A simple example of why this is useful:

    -my wife sends me a text that reads "Can you send me Amy's phone number?"

    To find it in my Contacts, I have to either:

    -a) use the slider, which will open my wife's message. I then have to close out of Messages and open Contacts.
    -b) lock my phone, unlock my phone, use the slider, open Contacts

    Why not have the slider on the notification open the message, and the second slider just unlock the phone?

    I think you have it backwards when you say "As this problem exists only in that scenario, it means you wanted to get into the iPhone at the same time and had your task interrupted by the incoming text changing the action made by your slider."

    The actual problem is the reverse of that--not that you're interrupted in the act of unlocking your phone, but that you get an incoming text that makes you want to get into your phone, but not directly to the message.
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    05-16-2013 09:51 AM
  17. avth's Avatar
    Hello everyone, I'm new here, and would want to ask of anyone can help me with some issues and questions I have about sync problems? I recently
    Synced in my contacts,photoa,daya, messages etc. from my iPhone 4S to my new iPhone 5..after syncing my iMessage format changed, I suddenly don't see the iMessage icon when I write a message..can anyone help
    Out? Thank you
    05-16-2013 03:32 PM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Hello everyone, I'm new here, and would want to ask of anyone can help me with some issues and questions I have about sync problems? I recently
    Synced in my contacts,photoa,daya, messages etc. from my iPhone 4S to my new iPhone 5..after syncing my iMessage format changed, I suddenly don't see the iMessage icon when I write a message..can anyone help
    Out? Thank you
    What do you mean you don't see the iMessage icon "when" you write a message? The only thing you should be seeing is the text box and the message you are typing. As for an icon, only the camera icon should be visible when you're composing a text.
    05-16-2013 03:37 PM
  19. avth's Avatar
    Hi, on an iPhone 5 the default message is suppose to have call,iMessage,contact info on top,right?
    05-16-2013 03:42 PM
  20. avth's Avatar
    Before I synced the datas from
    My iPhone 4S to my iPhone 5, I could see the I message in the middle of the call and contact info on my iphone 5 default message page now this is what I see after I synced from
    iPhone 4S iMessage/Text-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1368733595.545912.jpg
    05-16-2013 03:46 PM
  21. Dryland's Avatar
    Before I synced the datas from
    My iPhone 4S to my iPhone 5, I could see the I message in the middle of the call and contact info on my iphone 5 default message page now this is what I see after I synced from
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    05-16-2013 03:54 PM
  22. avth's Avatar
    Yes, I used to have that too, and would want to put it back to that , can anyone advise what I could do with it?thanks


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    05-16-2013 04:17 PM
  23. Dryland's Avatar
    Yes, I used to have that too, and would want to put it back to that , can anyone advise what I could do with it?thanks
    It seems you're not sending a message to an iMessage device. Make sure you have selected an iMessage recipient.
    05-16-2013 04:48 PM
  24. natasftw's Avatar
    The actual problem is the reverse of that--not that you're interrupted in the act of unlocking your phone, but that you get an incoming text that makes you want to get into your phone, but not directly to the message.
    Again, that's an isolated event. You're not suggesting the majority of your texts push you into contacts?

    When you look for "problems," you'll find them. Viewing this as a "problem" is evidence enough of a search. The change wouldn't stop the search. As such, the change would also be "problematic."
    05-17-2013 02:55 AM
  25. Massie's Avatar
    Again, that's an isolated event. You're not suggesting the majority of your texts push you into contacts?

    When you look for "problems," you'll find them. Viewing this as a "problem" is evidence enough of a search. The change wouldn't stop the search. As such, the change would also be "problematic."
    I don't understand what you mean by the majority of texts pushing me into contacts, as that wasn't what I suggested at all. At any rate, it's not an issue I actively searched for, but it did come up organically in several instances. Not just with the contacts example, but also a text that required me checking my calendar ("Are you free Friday afternoon at 3?") or using Safari ("What was the name of that restaurant we ate at in the city?").

    I'm not sure why you're against removing a step here--especially when it doesn't take away the current behavior. You can still go right to the message by simply sliding the notification icon.

    I agree that people can fixate on what their devices don't do, but to me this is just not one of those times. To me this is more a case of needlessly redundant design.
    05-17-2013 10:27 AM
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