How To Unpin A Text Message On An Iphone?

by David Valdez
How To Unpin A Text Message On An Iphone

You might find it strange that you can accidentally unpin or hide a message from someone on your iPhone. But it is possible to do this with even your friends and family. Whether you did it accidentally or for another reason, you may want to reverse the process. Perhaps you unpinned a photo as a joke but now that person feels offended by the action. Or perhaps you hid the message accidentally and now want to reveal it again. Whatever the case, here is how to un-pin or unhide messages on your iPhone without deleting them permanently.

How To Unpin A Text Message On An Iphone?

  1. Tap on the iMessage app icon.
  2. Select the message you want to unpin or unhide.
  3. Tap on More.
  4. Select Details and then tap on Unpin Message at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Tap OK to unpin your message from the conversation thread in iMessage, which is a great way to fix any accidental unpins or hides from happening in the future if done again.
  6. The message is now back in the conversation thread and can be viewed again by you but not by anyone else who has already read it before you pinned it again, which means that you need to send a new message for them to see it again if they already read it before your pinning action took place (which is why pinning messages can be a good idea if you are sending something sensitive).
  7. The person who sent you that message will receive a notification stating that you have un-pinned their previous message so they will know why they no longer see it in their iMessage thread anymore and can just send another one if they need to get another one through now that it has been un-pinned by you (which is why un-pinning messages can also be a good idea if someone sends something offensive or inappropriate).

What Happens When You Delete A Text Message?

  1. Your device deletes the message from your device and automatically deletes it from the recipient’s device as well.
  2. The recipient will no longer see that message in their text thread and they will not receive a notification saying that you deleted it.
  3. The sender will not be notified that you have deleted the message either and cannot retrieve it or see it again in their text thread either.

How To Hide A Text Message On An Iphone Without Deleting It?

  1. Open the iMessage application on your iPhone or iPad, then tap on the conversation thread of the person you want to hide your message from.
  2. Tap on Details at the top of your screen and select Show Details to reveal more options for editing that conversation, including how many messages are in that thread and how many photos have been sent back and forth between you two (tap on Photos if needed).
  3. Tap on Details once again, then tap on View Contact at the bottom of your screen (a green button with three horizontal lines) to view more information about who you are currently messaging with, including their email address if they are someone who is registered with Apple services like iCloud or iTunes (tap Cancel if needed).
  4. Tap on Details one last time, then tap Hide Message at the bottom of your screen to hide any incoming messages from this person without deleting them permanently so they can still be viewed by you but not by anyone else who has already read them before hiding them, which is why this is a good option if you are sending something sensitive).
  5. The person who sent you that message will receive a notification stating that you have hidden their previous message so they will know why they no longer see it in their iMessage thread anymore and can just send another one if they need to get another one through now that it has been hidden by you (which is why hiding messages can also be a good idea if someone sends something offensive or inappropriate).
  6. Tap on the blue Edit button in the top left corner of your screen, then tap on the red Delete button next to the message you want to hide from your conversation thread, then tap on Done when prompted with a pop-up menu for confirmation (make sure to do this step last so as not to accidentally delete any other messages in your conversation thread by mistake).

How To Delete All Of Your Text Messages At Once?

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, then tap on Messages and make sure Show iMessage Apps at the top of your screen is enabled (if not, enable it by tapping on it) so that all of your apps are shown here.
  2. Scroll down until you see an option for Message History and make sure Show Messages is enabled here (if not, enable it by tapping on it) so that all of your messages are shown here.
  3. Scroll down until you see an option for Keep Messages and make sure Delete Message History When This iPhone Is Reset is enabled here (if not, enable it by tapping on it).
  4. Tap on the blue Edit button in the top left corner of your screen, then tap on the red Delete button next to each conversation thread you want to delete, then tap on Done when prompted with a pop-up menu for confirmation (make sure to do this step last so as not to accidentally delete any other messages in your conversation threads by mistake).

How To Send A Message While Avoiding Imessage And Text Message Fees:

  1. If you are sending a message outside of your iMessage thread (or just want to send one quickly without having to go through all of your texts), tap and hold down anywhere within an empty space within any text field, then select any contact(s) you want from the list that appears by tapping on them or just typing their email address if they are someone who is registered with Apple services like iCloud or iTunes (if they aren’t registered with Apple services like iCloud or iTunes, type their phone number instead).
  2. Tap on the green Send button in the bottom left corner of your screen when you are done, then tap on Send as Text Message if you want to send this message as a text message instead of an iMessage.
  3. Type your message, then tap on Send to send it.

How To Use Siri’s Voice Recognition Feature?

  1. Tap and hold down the Home button to activate Siri (make sure you are within earshot of your iPhone in order for this to work).
  2. To reply to a message, ask Siri to read it back to you, then tap on the blue Reply button (which will be shown at the bottom of your screen) when it appears after Siri has read it back.
  3. To read a message or reply to one, ask Siri what’s in the message or what I say? and then follow Siri’s instructions.

How To Unpin Messages On Iphone?

  1. Tap on the Messages icon to open up the Messages app.
  2. Swipe left on any conversation thread to reveal a red Unpin button at the top (the red Unpin button will only appear if you have pinned messages in your conversation thread).
  3. Tap on the red Unpin button to unpin it, then tap on Done when a pop-up menu for confirmation appears.
  4. Repeat the same steps for any other pinned messages you want to unpin from your iPhone’s screen.

Final Words

You may have noticed that this article has focused on text messages, but that is only because photos and GIFs are always pinned. Messages can also be pinned, so be careful not to accidentally unpin messages you meant to keep. You may also want to consider changing your notification settings so that you get a notification when someone unpins a message you sent. This way, you can make sure you stay organized and keep your conversation threads uncluttered.

FAQs:

Q: How to find out who has hidden my messages on my iPhone?

A: You can’t. The only way to find out is to ask them.

Q: How can I hide photos and GIFs in my conversation thread?

A: To hide photos and GIFs, tap on the photo or GIF you want to hide, then tap on the vertical ellipsis icon at the bottom of your screen (which will be shown if you are holding your phone in portrait mode), and then select Hide Photo or Hide Video from the pop-up menu that appears.

Q: How do I see hidden photos and GIFs?

A: To see hidden photos and GIFs, tap on any message thread in your Messages app with hidden photos/GIFs, then tap on Show All at the top of your screen (a blue bar will be shown at the bottom of your screen).

Q: How do I view a photo or GIF I’ve hidden in my conversation thread?

A: To view a photo or GIF you’ve hidden, tap on any message thread in your Messages app with hidden photos/GIFs, then tap on the vertical ellipsis icon at the bottom of your screen (which will be shown if you are holding your phone in portrait mode) and then select Show Hidden Photo or Show Hidden Video from the pop-up menu that appears.

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