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Iphone SMS problems

Hi,

Its almost 4days I've recieved an SMS that BLocked my SMS box,I can't
read,sending Neither and I'd apreciate your help

thanks indeed

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  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2007

    hi .. even i have having the same problem..

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2007

    I AM NOT ABLE TO RECD SMS OR SEND.......

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

    Are there other solutions for this? It happened twice now to my iphone! Whenever I press on the Sms, it will just open and close again. I can't read any messages nor send. The first time it happened I had to restore all settings. Will this problem persist? What's causing it?

  • snootchie Dec 19, 2007

    I've restored phone setting, twice. Still, I can't read, write, view old sms. HELP!!!

  • karim84 Jan 12, 2008

    recieved a sms that caused my iphone's sms programe to not function properly, i can not access or write a new sms. i have deleted the sms that caused the crash but i still cannot access the sms.

  • Vajram Jan 22, 2008

    Even i hv d same problem

    I got a msg....which i guess...caused d problem... Whenever I press on the Sms, it will just open and close again. I can't
    read any messages nor send.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2008

    Hacked phone needs help also. Notifies there is a message, but when you go to open it, it simply shuts down. Cant send either

  • aayush Mar 07, 2008

    unabe to read, send sms from iphone 1.02

  • saboor mirza Apr 02, 2008

    i got 1 sms last night, now i cant open my sms box...Please help me how to open it...!

    Regards,

    Saboor Mirza.

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2008

    Hi,

    Last night i got 1 sms and now i cant open my sms box, cant send or receive massages..please help me ASAP!!!

    Best Regards,

    Saboor Mirza.

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2008

    WHen i tap on the sms icon it goes to text messages screen but when i try to send an sms it reverts to icon screen. Even when I try to send an sms from contacts it does the same thing

  • rodrod71 Apr 18, 2008

    I had the same problem and found a way to fix it without loosing anything.  I have an unlocked Iphone with 1.1.4.  This is very easy to fix.  Go to "Installer" on your iphone.  Then scroll down to "Squid" and install it.  Squid is a file manager the works great.  Once installed, click on and open the program.  Scroll down to "var" folder, then to "mobile" folder then to "Library" folder, then to "SMS" folder. Now click on the "sms.db" folder.  You now see a screen which you can "X" read, write and Exec for owner.  X out all three under owner and hit "apply."  Restart your Iphone and it you should see all you SMS messages.

  • sevencapital May 21, 2008

    my sms doesnt work!

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    I am not able to retrieve / read sms message

  • phil415 Jul 09, 2008

    Think I might have received a corrupt SMS message which has blocked the whole SMS option, won't let me view the SMS mailbox. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    iphone 8gb

  • petura Jan 09, 2009

    Same problem here.  can't open any sms's.  When sms button is pushed, the writing menu comes up for a fraction of a second and then the main menu re-appears.

  • crime_one
    crime_one Aug 04, 2012

    why does my iphone 3gs keep returning on home page ? in short i can't open my messaging i restarted it but its still keep auto quit...

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I found this solution posted as comment on this clip:

This following solution was suggested on youtube, it worked for me. There is one negative point about it: ALL YOUR OLD MESSAGES WILL BE DELETED
If you delete your sms.db file (located in: var\mobile\library\sms) it fixes it, you can open and send\recieve sms. i think the only permanent solution is to upgrade to 1.1.3 with itunes and start again (im asuming u got the bug using ziphone, i did). i installed isms as a backup sms service incase it stops working, which it does often. you cant look at recieved messages, but good for sending sms if sms.ap is playing up

to delete sms.db i use mobilefinder on my iphone

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Help!

My new iPhone gets SMS messages from other AT&T users but is not getting SMS messages from non-AT&T users - anyone have this roblem? Suggestions?

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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I just can not send SMS from my phone

Posted on Dec 09, 2010

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Ok
now send a message to your number from a random no. from which you usually dont receieve messages.
now click on reply.
the window will open and close.
now again click on messages.
DELETE THE NUMBER FROM THAT INBOX WHICH IS FULL OF MESSAGES.
now click back.
open the sms it ll work.
its because CURRENT MESSAGES THAT YOU WERE TYPING WERE VERY LONG, and TOOK ALL THE RAM MEMORY.
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keep up.
i did it myself.
IPHONE ROCKS :).

Posted on Feb 18, 2010

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Hi
even i face the same problem a month ago i formatted my cell fone and agin connected it to the PC n took the back up from itune it reconfigured it to the last settings of mine.
But one thing u have to make sure is that once u get something like that please dont attach it to your system else your backup will also get screwed.
I hope this will work for u
anything else u can get back to me on grarathi@gmail.com
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Hi,
SO here is the guaranted solution of SMS issue, even I faced the similar kind of issue : When u press on the Sms, it will just open and close again. So all u can do is goto Setting->General->Reset->click on Erase all content and setting.

Once u reset u can see no data in ur iphone, when u connect to ur computer that has itunes, it prompt two option:
option 1: ask for connect as new phone
option 2: or backup the previous data.
Select option 1.

Then u can find ur iphone perfectly working fine. Only thg is u tend to lose all ur previous contact, So make sure u note all ur contacts before u perform this operation.
And gr8 thg is I am using unlocked apple iphone with BSNL service provider. CHEERS..:)

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I want to block someone sms from my iphone. How to do the block sms function? Pls help

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My Phone is a Iphone Clone 32GB and its driving me Nuts! The phone indicates me that Ive received missed calls and SMS's but when I try to look them up, i can't find that darned SMS or missed call. I also want to know if i can download a new and easier software to the phone. And if its possible whats the best software?? Pleas someone help me as quick as possible. :C

Posted on Dec 14, 2009

My iphone is now at 1.1.3.  When my sms box is filled with sms. When i press the SMS to start up, phone would either just Hang or SMS will not start.  Same thing will happen when I recieve an sms.
My iphone has currently more than 2000 contacts.  The issue above only starts to kick in when all my contacts are updated into the phoen.  Previously on 1.1.1 no issue.
Any one experienced this or has a solution?  My guess is the the new SMS program was not properly written to take care of this issue. 

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

I'm not sure about that...I know you can call the at&t store and ask for assistance

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Thanks. Extreme but it worked

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With 1.1.4 fw my iphone was working fine, till recently i noticed that some of the touch points in the lower portion of the screen will NOT function when trying to sms eg the space bar or the numeric change button. Plz help
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Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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Thanx after i delete the sms.db its working soo good but what about the phone icon it has the same problem

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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