[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Locked out of group chat on iPhone 6
dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Fri Jan 1 22:45:40 UTC 2021
I find a cold reset does wonders for idiosyncratic problems like that.
On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 4:41 PM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 4:09 PM Jason Perkins via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > 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
> > fine.
> > If the group text has a lot of pictures / videos, I could see it having
> > problems with a phone that’s full.
> Mostly texts, but we do post pictures and videos to the chat. He's the only
> one who has the problem. But I wouldn't think that there are 3GB of
> pictures and videos and texts that would fill up in less than a week.
> > -J
> > 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
> > > his phone fills up with 3 GB of messages when everyone doesn't delete
> > > 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.
> > >
> > > --
> > > =========================================
> > > Jeff Brace
> > > Vice President & Board Member
> > > Vintage Computer Festival East Show-runner
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> > > jeffrey at vcfed.org
> > > cell: 732-759-1783
> > >
> > --
> > Jason Perkins 313 355 0085 Sent from my iPhone
> Jeff Brace
> Vice President & Board Member
> Vintage Computer Festival East Show-runner
> Vintage Computer Federation is a 501c3 charity
> jeffrey at vcfed.org
> cell: 732-759-1783
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