Deleting Parts of Texting Conversations.

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  1. bulls6pack

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    I thought iOS 8.1 would take care of this but obviously not. Anyone else experiencing this? When you hold your finger on a text it should give you the options it should give you are, copy and more. Once you choose more, usually you can delete the whole conversation. Some conversations give you those options while holding your finger on it and some won't. What's the deal?
     
  2. silvermoon

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    I have the option to delete messages in the text. So what I did was long press on the text, I get an option for "More" and then I can select which messages I want to delete. If I want to delete the entire conversation, on the screen with all my messages, I swipe to the left to reveal a delete button and press it to delete the message.
     
  3. bulls6pack

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    I don't want to delete the person I'm texting with, just the texts we shared. I'm just wondering why the finger press only works sometimes. About half the time it doesn't work.
     
  4. Europa

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    You can swipe to the left and press delete or double-tap a text, select more, press delete all and then delete conversation. Neither of these will delete a contact from your phone - it just deletes the conversation. If you only want to delete a few of the texts, tap on a text, press more, select the texts and then delete.
     
  5. chazm

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    I think I know what you are talking about as it was happening to me. I couldn't delete certain messages within a text. I would hold the message down and click more and when I checked one of the messages I could only delete the entire message. It did that a few times but now it's back to normal
     
  6. bulls6pack

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    ^This is exactly what I'm talking about!^
     
  7. MoneyMaker79

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    I've never seen or heard of deleting part of a text message. Hmm!
     
  8. Europa

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    Double-tap it instead of pressing and holding. That has worked for me every time.
     
  9. silvermoon

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    Just throwing it out there but most operations on the iPhone are a tap or double tap sometimes a slide action. Not very often are you having to press and hold.
     
  10. MoneyMaker79

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    Same options come up. They want to delete part of a text which I've never seen possible.
     
  11. silvermoon

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    You can delete part of a message. Double tap the message and tap "More" and select the message you want deleted and tap the trash icon.
     
  12. MoneyMaker79

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    My bad. I read this as deleting a part of a single text.
     
  13. silvermoon

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    I edited the original instructions for the OP.
     
  14. EverythingApple

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    Maybe they are not looking to delete a text within a convo, but edit part of the text(wording) of a text. Understand now? I'm confusing myself. Who's on second?
     
  15. bulls6pack

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    Lol, I feel like I'm confusing a lot of you. For example, say I get a naughty pic sent to me, and don't want my kids to see it later. Usually you can hold your finger on what every part of your conversation you want, in this case it would be the pic, and when the more option pops up, you can delete just the pic, and keep the rest of the conversation. As far as the double tap goes, it's the same, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I never experienced the problem before ios8.
     
  16. Ledsteplin

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    I've had issues with that since iOS 8. If it doesn't work on one bubble or photo, I move on to another. I eventually find one that brings up the "more" option.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
     
  17. EverythingApple

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    No issues here. Just tested it out. Works fine. I can delete wording or pics only.
     
  18. chazm

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    Obviously a bug that just needs to be sorted out. Mine is working fine, now.
     
  19. EverythingApple

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    Maybe a worm from the Apple. ;)
     
  20. bulls6pack

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    Thanks guys. Yeah I bubble jump too until I find one that gives me the more option. Sometimes none of them work though. Oh well, just have to wait for a bug fix in a future update. Thanks again.
     

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