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Red exclamation mark by SMS icon

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dthomas86 Calculating status...
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Aug 11, 2010 8:43 AM

I've had this problem occur before and sorted out the issue
by deleting the unsent text message but on this rare occasion I am unable to do so.

The problem occurred by an unsent MMS message I then tried to resent the message and now I have the red exclamation mark by the SMS logo.

Tried a hardware reset but the issue still persists. Do not want to do a restore as I do not want to sync everything again.

Message was edited by: dthomas86
iMac 24" MacBook Pro 15" iPhone 4 previous iPhone 3G owner, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Ian Banker Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Aug 11, 2010 9:10 AM (in response to dthomas86)
    That red exclamation mark is from a failed sending of a picture or video. It has happened to me a few times and i've solved it by resending that message. Its nothing to worry about. It is just notifying you the picture didnt go through and you may want to try again.
    Black iPhone 4 32g, iOS 4
  • Fredric Raab Calculating status...
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    Sep 14, 2010 11:03 AM (in response to dthomas86)
    I experienced the same issue when attempting to send an SMS in Europe. Message eventually was sent, but mark remained displayed until I received an SMS.
    iPhone, iPad, iOS 4
  • boone51 Calculating status...
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    Sep 14, 2010 12:51 PM (in response to Fredric Raab)
    In my personal experience, I've noticed that the iPhone won't send an MMS (big difference from SMS)if I'm on the Edge network as opposed to 3G. I'm sure there's a technical reason and corresponding doc that explains why this is, but that's what I've noticed. I get the little red exclamation point until my phone jumps back on 3G. After that they seem to send out just fine. I never have problems sending out SMS messages regardless of netowrk (unless there is none, of course).
    Dell, Windows 7


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