Trick To Unveil Your Recent Contacts When Typing A New Message
That could be the case of a new contact with whom you had a brief conversation with, that you ended up deleting, because you did not anticipate any further contact. All of a sudden the situation chances and you need to reach him or her again but can’t remember the name anymore. The following trick will help you to list all “Recent” Contacts. Recent is a figure of speech because contacts are listed in a descending order from newest to last. However, last can also be as old as one year ago.
How To Unveil Recent Contacts In Messages
1. Open the Messages app and tap the New Message button available in the top-right corner of the app’s home screen.
2. Trick: type “dot” and your iPhone will instantly list the most recent contacts that you chatted with!
3. Tap the name to select it, type your text and hit the Send arrow.
Fact: If the Send icon is colored blue it means that you’re about to dispatch and iMessage. This extends your options to deliver a message with effect, a new feature that came with iOS 10. You can make your text invisible or choose another bubble or home screen effect.
Tip: If you tap the blue “i” icon available next the the contact’s name label, the detailed view of your iOS friend is opened. You can also choose to opt the selected contact out from the Recent list.
Did You Know That: You can also automatically trigger a full-screen message effect by inserting a predefined keyword in the text of your message, such as “congratulations” or “happy birthday”.
Important: If you like the effect and would like to trigger it one more time and see again how your recipient will receive your text, you can use the Replay button available, in the conversation thread, just below the message bubble (This feature is available starting with iOS 10.1).
I have tried this, and it (mostly) works! However, the bottom screen or two of the list is all people I met years later, so these messages are not in the correct place. Is there a way to get them to go where they belong? Why is it doing this? Also, what about texts that the name is not entered, these are not listed.
Thanks for the feedback.
I just tested this shortcut and indeed the first couple of hits are suggesting recent contacts that I’ve interacted with, but lower results seem outdated. Couldn’t find anything that you can do to fix this.
P.S.: Yes, numbers that aren’t saved as contacts aren’t listed.
Sadly If someone deletes there messages using this method will not show the contact of the person who’s messages where deleted.
Thanks for the feedback Joseph. Yes, that’s the way it works.
What is the difference between contacts that come up in blue vs green?