iOS 16: impossible to edit or delete messages with users on old versions

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Among the many new features that will arrive with iOS 16 is the long-awaited possibility of editing and deleting your Messages after sending. While some applications are still resisting, such as WhatsApp, most popular messaging systems already offer this feature. We must say that this update is therefore welcome for all users. However, it has some limitations.

In theory, the functionality would like that, in the 15 minutes which follow the sending, it is possible to edit or delete the message without the recipient noticing it (in the event that he has not yet opened the conversation). In fact, this is only the case for users running on iOS 16. Indeed, all those who stayed on an earlier version of the OS will receive a second message.

Thus, if you edit a Message sent to a user on iOS 15 for example; this one will receive the modified version in a separate Message, thus removing all the usefulness of the functionality. In addition, a message of a modification alert will appear in the second message, for some obscure reason since it will be visible. It is not yet known if Apple plans to fix this problem.

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Users of old iOS versions now receive the edited messages from iOS 16

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The first public beta of iOS 16 will be available during the week of July 11. You can then test this feature and all the other new features for yourself, provided that your iPhone is compatible. The final launch, meanwhile, will take place this fall. In fact, remember that editing and deleting messages only works for iPhone conversations; and is not available for those with an Android user.

Earlier this month, Apple held its annual WWDC press conference, which announced iOS 16, macOS Ventura and watchOS 9, as well as the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with the Apple M2 SoC. iOS 16 has sparked a lot of discussion, with many believing that Apple can again be accused of copying Xiaomi. Yes, exactly like that, and not vice versa, as it was many years before.

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  1. October 8, 2022

    My iOS16 bug is some of my conversations can no longer be deleted in imessages. I swipe and delete and it is still there. I try to delete a conversation bubble and it is still there. I try to delete a pinned conversation. It is still there. It sucks. Never happened until I updated. Using 11pro iphone.