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responding to group texts?

427 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 18, 2013 11:45 AM by Ugruk55 RSS
hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 16, 2013 8:08 AM

my mom sometimes sends me an image of something and it shows up as going to some number (sometimes i don't know who this is since they are not in my contacts) and "3 others.


then when i respond i get some email from someone asking me some question because - well, - ah, because responding to the group text went to everyone in the group?!


can anyone tell me what is going on here or if i can send the text to the SENDER in some way? part of the problem is that when i get the text it does not show up as coming from my MOM and instead shows up as coming from the group somehow.


i mean, i can't quite figure out what is happening but i know i get a text from someone that is like "huh? it is snowing in alabama" and then i also get a reply from my mom in chicago...

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  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (21,175 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 8:10 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    in a group text when all user are on imessage, it will show the person who is sending the text, in your case your mom's contact info should be above the picture.


    Are you sharing apple id with your mom?

  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (21,175 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 8:24 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    If you are getting a reply in separate text - that means not all the receipents are iphone users.

  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (21,175 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 8:29 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    Correct that means she was the one who sent the group text, since her name is above the image.


    Your cousin was probably the first person to respond to the text.

  • Ugruk55 Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2013 11:45 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    I have had a similar issue -- on multiple occasions.  Yesterday I sent a text with photo to 6 friends and family members (by just adding them to the recipient line).  Their replies were received by folks who were not part of the original string.  One person was a colleague whom I had evidentally called at some point, but was not even in my contact list.  This is very strange.  I'm using the latest IOS on an iphone 5. For now, I turned off group messaging, icloud and everything else that looked remotely related.


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