What Is This Icon?

Hondamaker

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I have a jailbroken iPhone 6, and I don't have many cydia apps installed. I noticed an icon on my lock screen on the bottom left corner. It's similar to the camera icon for swiping up, but it's a messages icon. When I swiped up on it, it opened the messages app. How did I get this?
 

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Hondamaker

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It might be, but since I have the messages app already, why would it 'suggest' it? Also, I had just sent a video clip via the messages app to my daughter, who was sitting next to me. That's the only time I've seen this icon. I wonder if you're in a text conversation with someone nearby, it shows up on the lock screen? I'm really not sure if this is a jailbreak thing or an iOS 8 thing!
 

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It's a stock feature. It only shows you icons for apps that are already installed. It will show your bank app icon when you're near your bank, for example.

I'm pretty sure it's showing your messages app because of the Continuity feature. Do you have a Mac with iMessages enabled that you started typing a message on but didn't send?
 

Hondamaker

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It's a stock feature. It only shows you icons for apps that are already installed. It will show your bank app icon when you're near your bank, for example.

I'm pretty sure it's showing your messages app because of the Continuity feature. Do you have a Mac with iMessages enabled that you started typing a message on but didn't send?
Well, the thing is, we weren't home. We were at an MMA match, and I was sending her a copy of the video I took of a fight.
 

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Well, the thing is, we weren't home. We were at an MMA match, and I was sending her a copy of the video I took of a fight.
I'm just wondering if you started typing a message on your computer and didn't send it and the icon has been there since then but you just now noticed it.

Check your other texting theads on the phone and see if there is something that was written (on you Mac with Continuity) but not yet sent.