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How to cancel sending text message

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dleaupepe28 Calculating status...
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Apr 25, 2012 1:55 PM

How can I cancel sending a text message?

iPhone 4, iOS 5.1
  • gdgmacguy Level 6 Level 6 (18,405 points)
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    Apr 25, 2012 1:56 PM (in response to dleaupepe28)

    you can't.

  • jumnedu Calculating status...
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    Mar 15, 2013 9:44 AM (in response to gdgmacguy)

    It would be a nice feature to have. I can imagine it now. You click the send button and it shows a progress bar moving left to right for a total of ten seconds. Then underneath that progress bar you have a cancel or continue button. I can imagine an option to turn it off in the settings too.

     

    BTW I have an Undo add on for GMail that works great. If I send an email a "Undo" button appears at the top. I have 10 seconds to undo the sending and make edits. Super nice.

  • Miso2 Calculating status...
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    Jan 12, 2014 9:25 PM (in response to dleaupepe28)

    I recently had a message stuck in a middle and wanted to cencel it. This is what I found. In iOS7, you can tap and hold the message being sent. This will bring up some options like "Copy" and "More". Click "More", then you will see a check box for each message and a trash can on the bottom left. The box for the selected message is checked by default. Just hit the trash can, and the message will be cancelled (I think).

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
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    Jan 12, 2014 9:32 PM (in response to Miso2)

    Miso2 wrote:

     

    Just hit the trash can, and the message will be cancelled (I think).

     

    If the message has not already been sent, yes, this would prevent it. However, once you hit send, all this will do is delete the message from your phone.

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