[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Locked out of group chat on iPhone 6

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Fri Jan 1 19:37:40 UTC 2021

OK. So I'm in a family group text chat (SMS) since Covid-19 started and
there are 14 people in the chat. My uncle has an iPhone 6 and 3 GB of free
storage. So after a certain time he is "locked out" of the group
conversation and doesn't receive any conversations from the group chat. His
belief is that everyone needs to delete the conversation from their phones
to get back into the group chat. So he believes that after everyone deletes
the conversation, then he will get a flood of conversations again. This
seems to happened, but I believe that it is a coincidence. He claims that
his phone fills up with 3 GB of messages when everyone doesn't delete the

1) How can I explain to him that this is not how smart phones work?
2) How can I troubleshoot the *real* problem so that it doesn't
keep happening?

Also he doesn't want to get a new phone because he can't afford it.

Jeff Brace
Vice President & Board Member
Vintage Computer Festival East Show-runner
Vintage Computer Federation is a 501c3 charity
jeffrey at vcfed.org
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