Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 1:02 AM (in response to chacen)
It's only in the cache. The entry in Contacts is gone.
Try Rest All Settings in Settings > General > Reset
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 3:52 PM (in response to ckuan)
I tried that, unfortunately, when the phone started up again, the contacts were not gone. I've tried to sync it with iTunes hoping it would change but nohing has!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 4:06 PM (in response to chacen)
That has nothing to do with Contacts app. These number are stored in the Message app cache and there is no way to clean it up unless you restore your iPhone as new.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 5:03 PM (in response to cheonweb)
I see... well thats dumb. How can such a cutting edge phone not be able to simply delete a contact? This is probably just a case of apple overthinking things in order to jam as much stuff into the iPhone as possible.
Thanks tho, guess I'll just have to wait for a software update or something.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2013 4:12 PM (in response to chacen)
Type in the deleted contacts name in iMessage, click the information icon to the side, and click the remove from recents option.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2013 11:01 AM (in response to Jandem96)
I tried this but there's no information icon that pops up . Do you know if it's because the phone is jail broken or maybe because it's not up to date on the IOS 7
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2013 6:08 AM (in response to Nespinoza)
It's because it's not up to date on the IOS 7
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2014 11:59 PM (in response to chacen)
when you delete the contact from your iphone go into messages. select to type in a new message. type in the name of the contact you just deleted from your phone. name still comes up right? next to the name on the right side there should be an exlamation point in a circle click that and there should be an option to remove from recents. click that and the name will no longer come up when you type it into your message name search. hope this helped