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  • Rlnbci Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 (6,774 points)

    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.

  • lilfromboco Level 1 (0 points)

    seriously this is driving me crazy THEY NEED TO FIGURE THIS OUT

  • PraySilence Level 1 (0 points)

    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...?

  • rickfromharleysville Level 1 (75 points)

    Post your complaint to the support link listed above. We are all just Apple users here, not Apple employees.

  • Jesper Ryskin Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • wcmyhan Level 1 (0 points)

    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?

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,894 points)

    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.

  • Barb518 Level 1 (0 points)

    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!!!

  • cheonweb Level 4 (3,450 points)

    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.

  • nmac9 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • Brianna17 Level 1 (0 points)

    The conversations should only come up if you haven't deleted them.

  • cheonweb Level 4 (3,450 points)

    The "Spotlight" cache memory stores deleted messages and emails. Same as Messages App cache memory stores deleted numbers.

  • rezalution Level 1 (0 points)

    So what's the point of mentioning this? Is there anyway of deleting the "Spotlight" cache memory?

  • cheonweb Level 4 (3,450 points)

    Only if you restore your iPhone as new and not from backup.

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