Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 10:43 AM (in response to rockmyplimsoul)
Well this grasshopper along with all the others will not have any tough decision when competing developers are wise enough to fix this instead of accepting we all fail at personal security concerns so accept it. Nice business plan.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 11:18 AM (in response to Rlnbci)
Competing developers? Well I guess you can try a Windows or RIM phone, but Android and iOS both exhibit this behavior.
I'm not denying that it can be a nuisance for old contact info to come up, but I'm sure that the intent is for the device to recall a contact that you've used before as a matter of convenience. Perhaps this could be a setting for you to opt in or out of, so if you have not done so provide your feedback at the link above.
In any case, I don't see how your personal security is impacted by this, unless you're trying to cover your tracks on who you're sending messages to. The information is retained within the device, not on any external server if that's what you're worried about.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2013 4:54 AM (in response to sjahangard)
seriously this is driving me crazy THEY NEED TO FIGURE THIS OUT
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 11:00 AM (in response to sjahangard)
Is there any way to try get this resolved. I feel like just posting these complaints here isn't really accomplishing anything (nor is saying "Just get a Windows or RIM phone). It seems like it should be something fixable, and it truly is annoying to have deleted contacts showing up... Apple support, or...?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 11:15 AM (in response to PraySilence)
Post your complaint to the support link listed above. We are all just Apple users here, not Apple employees.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2013 12:44 AM (in response to sjahangard)
This is not a fix, but you might note, that when you select a number that is currently in your contacts, the Name of the contact will show in the "To:"-field. When you select one of the old/cached numbers, it shows the Number without the name in the "To:"-field. In that way, it gives away it is a cached number, and not a number of a current contact.
Should at least prevent texting to the wrong number.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2013 4:37 PM (in response to sjahangard)
Has anyone figured this problem out...I have restored my phone and everything and I already deleted the contacts so I can't go back in and edit them and then erase them? Any thoughts?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2013 3:10 AM (in response to wcmyhan)
You have to restore the phone as a new device, not from back up. If you restore it from your back up, the numbers will still be there.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2013 8:56 AM (in response to sjahangard)
I agree that this is very annoying and unacceptable!! My quick work-around to help me from sending Text Messages to incorrect contacts (and wondering why they never got back to me!!!). I edited the contact and placed an asterisk * at the end of the contact name. Now when I send a text, I still get both contacts, but I can easily see which is the *correct* contact. It's ridiculous to have to implement this and Apple does not have a fix!!!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2013 3:14 PM (in response to Barb518)
You can also change the Contact (with asterisk) to another fake name like "$$$" and send a message to this old number. Then you can delete this Contact. The message app cache memory will "store" this old number assigned with with "$$$" and will not bring up the number when you type a name.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2013 10:57 AM (in response to sjahangard)
Just found out that old text conversations are stored as well. If you go to search and type in a letter it'll bring up your text history which is also annoying.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2013 11:15 PM (in response to nmac9)
The conversations should only come up if you haven't deleted them.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2013 12:52 AM (in response to Brianna17)
The "Spotlight" cache memory stores deleted messages and emails. Same as Messages App cache memory stores deleted numbers.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2013 8:22 AM (in response to cheonweb)
So what's the point of mentioning this? Is there anyway of deleting the "Spotlight" cache memory?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2013 9:54 AM (in response to rezalution)
Only if you restore your iPhone as new and not from backup.