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

Jason Perkins perkins.jason at gmail.com
Fri Jan 1 21:09:40 UTC 2021

Does the conversation have a lot of pictures or videos in it?

If it’s just text, and his phone has 3gb of available space it should be
If the group text has a lot of pictures / videos, I could see it having
problems with a phone that’s full.


On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 11:37 AM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> 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
> conversation.
> 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.
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