How to stop sending a text?

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Revin9k

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has anyone figured this out yet?

i type in my text...i hit send..then i realize some words got switched due to the auto correction by iPhone...so i go to stop the text and cant do it...its been buggin me =\
 

Revin9k

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you can stop sending texts on all phones because they have an end button. you don't have that option with an iPhone.

plus...sometimes when you have a lot of texts goin on...its easy to send a text to the wrong person. i have to double check twice.
 

ps49556n

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I don't think I have ever had a phone that you could stop a sent text on. Why would this one be any different?


Every single phone I have ever owned had the ability to cancel a text message....I too find this feature to be needed with ihphone as another poster said, I find myself often sending messages with a misspelled word that I catch when its sending
 

IceTrAiN

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I feel your pain. I was attempting to answer a question for another thread (the one about removing the keyboard to view the sms convo in full screen) and I while I was fiddling around with the interface, I accidentally sent my girlfriend a text of about 13 lines of white space... Now why the hell would the phone let you send a blank text?! Now I just wasted one of my 200 texts! :p
 

Hkloester

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For sure you can cancel a text when it's in the middle of sending on other mobile phones. Certainly Nokia you can. I had an old Nokia 6230 for 3 years prior to going iPhone and you simply hit cancel and it puts it straight in to the drafts or outbox folder, i can't remember which now. often i would hit a wrong button when typing a long text and it you would also not loose that text either - it was saved to the drafts folder as well. These are things the iPhone doesn't do as well as the 5yr old Nokia. It's not perfect, and there is a long way to go with it for sure - but i still LOVE using it over the old Nokia even without all those good features the Nokia had.

I don't think I have ever had a phone that you could stop a sent text on. Why would this one be any different?
 

Hkloester

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lol. yes, im new to this and found the thread and realised later many had answered it already. 3 years on and Apple still have not supplied a 'cancel' button so we can cancel an sms while it's in the middle of sending. hopefully with the new OS4 coming up soon.
 

iphonewarrior

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One suggestion - If you have SBSettings installed, you could quickly (and I mean quickly) launch it and hit Airplane Mode.

Might work.
 

Hkloester

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thanks warrior - seems that can actually work! - it doesn't work if it's a small text and just shoots through -BUT - for longer messages and certainly anything with a photo etc., i tried it and i did have time to go to settings and hit the airplane mode - and guess what - it worked!. back to messages and it comes up "this message can not be sent in airplane mode" - so that's the best tip so far for sure and if really quick, and its an emergency seems it can get you out of hot water! thanks bud