Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 1:02 PM (in response to DANDILLON33)
Thanks for the replies.
It still doesn't make much sense to me. I would like to think that if I didn't want to send a group message, I just simply wouldn't. I don't need an on/off switch for something I can just not do. I guess that poses the question:
How do I turn off "RECIEVING" group messages?
I even deleted the original message and all of the threads at one point and it still continued. Granted, it was a pretty funny and interesting conversation, but having my phone repeatedly go nuts for three hours at work is quite annoying.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 1:50 PM (in response to Chris CA)
Right. But when each person replies to the original message that someone sent with me included, they all come through on my phone whether I reply to it or not.. How do I turn that off?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 4:05 PM (in response to DANDILLON33)
Just came back frrom the Apple store having gone there with this very same issue. The Apple employees really struggled trying to figure this out but finally did.
The problem is iMessaging. If iMessaging is turned on and the message you receive is from an iPhone, you have no control of group messaging even if group messaging is turned off in your settings.
Try turning off iMessaging and you will see that group messaging to iPhones will stop. We played with it in the store for about 30 minutes and it was the only way group messaging to fellow iPhone users would stop. There is no way for the person who received the text message not to reply to the entire group.
Apple really needs to add a sub setting in iMessaging that enables you to turn group messaging off for iMessages.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 4:25 PM (in response to DANDILLON33)
its just by design because apple thinks it somehow gets them more business from who knows who..
just like they refuse to have simple things like toggles for basic settings easily accessible... no logic, just stupid mbas who make these decisions.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 9:15 AM (in response to DANDILLON33)
I am curious about regional differences in SETTINGS. I don't have any options in MESSAGES for turning OFF group messaging.
I am on an iPhone 5, running latest iOS6 and in Canada on ROGERS. I can confirm my cousin the UK has same issue.
The options I can change under Messages in settings are:
- iMessage (on)
- Send Read Receipts (on)
- Send as SMS (on)
- Send & Receive (4 addresses)
- MMS Messaging (on)
- Show Subject Field Count (off)
- Character Count (off)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 12:51 PM (in response to DANDILLON33)
I have an alternative way of stopping this annoying feature. For the people involved, I go to their contact information, then to "edit", then to "text tone" and choose silent or none. (can be downloaded if not available in your phone.) They can go on texting but you won't be bothered by the text tone.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2013 6:39 PM (in response to CALNY)
iMessage has been turned off ever since I blocked a user through Verizon, but I was still getting texts via iMessage. Definitely another place on iMessage which needs revision. I also have group turned off. I am still getting these group texts from mom with everyone replying. I wish your solution worked for my iphone 5
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2013 6:55 PM (in response to chad eric)
chad eric wrote:
iMessage has been turned off ever since I blocked a user through Verizon, but I was still getting texts via iMessage. Definitely another place on iMessage which needs revision.
iOS 7 will allow you to block phone calls, messagesand FaceTime for a contact.