8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2013 1:42 PM by Dotheratchet
Dotheratchet Level 1 (0 points)

When I receive a group message I don't even know anymore it comes only from the person who sent it. Then before you know it your getting texts from many people you don't know. Then I cannot even respond to my friend for what seems like the rest of the day without it going to everyone else in the group text. Since this annoys me greatly I won't do it. I then have to call that friend if I want to respond only to him. When it's a friend the conversation usually starts with don't send me any group texts ever again but if it family it is not as easy to say. In addition to this now when you send a text to someone for the first time the text bar stays up top as if I want to add more people. Why would it not go down to the message so I don't have to press an additional button to type my message. Please tell me who sends more group texts than individual texts because I seriously doubt that anyone is doing it more than ten percent of the time and why would the phone be set up for something that people only do a small percentage of the time. Honestly I feel like this needs to be fixed or loyal customers like myself who own nearly every product apple have to offer are doing to stop buying apple products because of ridiculous feature mistake like this.

iPhone 5, iOS 7.0.2
  • Kappy Level 10 (265,883 points)

    What does Apple have to do with this? Just ask the people who send you group messages to remove you from their group. Or only reply directly to the person you want instead of to the entire group. This is all your responsibility, not Apple's.

  • Dotheratchet Level 1 (0 points)

    It doesn't show up as a group text the group txt is right under the last individual text I got from the person same as if he sent it only to me and there is no other place to go and send it. I don't even know its a group text until other people start responding.

  • snozdop Level 5 (5,800 points)

    Ha ha, I love reading these meaningless threats from supposedly "loyal" customers who blame Apple for their own inability to read the User Guide, and threaten to do themselves out of great products they've invested heavily in over one tiny misunderstood feature, which is very easily resolved.

  • Dotheratchet Level 1 (0 points)

    its not a threat and i am a loyal customer ive only used an iphone since they came out i have a macbook pro a mac mini 2 ipods 1 ipad and 3 appletvs if this were so easily resolved then you would have answered me  and told me how to keep my phone from blowing up and not just acted like a troll who patrols this site.

  • snozdop Level 5 (5,800 points)

    You've already been told how to resolve it, but if you want me to repeat the advice, I will.


    To reply directly to the person sending the message, just start a new message directly to them, instead of responding to the group message. Easy.


    If your phone is "blowing up", then you need to take it to Apple to have them look at it.

  • Dotheratchet Level 1 (0 points)

    And if that person says no or doesnt know how to do it? because that has happened before im not making this up. it shouldn't take 2 people to do this

  • Kingoftypos Level 3 (745 points)

    I rarely receive group messages. But when I did on my LG Touch, I wouldn't of known it until other people replied to the message.


    This isn't the case with my iPhone 5, whenever I receive a group message. I can see that it was sent to other people. Whether they are in my contact list or not. So I either see phone numbers, not in contact list, or people's names, who are in my contact list.


    If I recall correctly, I have to enable this feature. Which if I did, it was way back when iOS 5 came out. I did that on my iPod touch 3rd gen. Now that I have an iPhone 5, all those settings transferred over.


    Anyways, check out Settings---> Messages---> Group Messaging---> On. That is where my setting is at.



  • Dotheratchet Level 1 (0 points)

    kingofthypos that does help me and would explain why i dont see that they are in fact group messages because obviously changing that setting to the off position was my first attempt to stop recieveing the group messages. I figured i didnt need a setting to stop myself from sending them and hoped it would stop myself from recieving them