Deleting text message drafts?

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  1. Art Vandelay
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    How do you delete a draft from you text messages?

    I started to type something, but I decided to not send it, so it saved as a draft. I went back in to the message and deleted it with backspace, but it still remains there when I go back in to it.

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    Same thing happens to me. If anyone know how to delete them itd be appreciated
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    Same thing happens to my girlfriend and me as well. I posted about it in another forum and some say it also happened to them, and others it didnt happen too. It MAY be fixed in 4.0.3. Id like to see what others here have to say about this issue. My gf is all stock, i am just rooted and unlocked; both running 4.0.2.


    To recreate the problem:
    open stock messenger and go into a persons thread
    write something in the bar but dont send it
    back out of it so that on the main messenger screen it says you have a draft in that thread
    go back into that person and backspace out whatever you wrote
    now back to the all threads screen

    under that persons name does it still have your drafts text? It always does for me.
    NOTE: sometimes it takes a few minutes for the draft to come back
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    I followed these steps verbatim on my nexus (stock, not rooted), and the draft notification goes away. Not sure why it sticks on your phones.
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    Well maybe its an issue with being rooted and on a custom rom.

    I'm running Android Rev HD 2.1.2.

    Those that are having this problem, are you rooted as well? What rom?

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    Hmm n/m as a previous poster said his gf phone is stock and has this problem. I'm still on 4.02, maybe I'll flash a 4.03 rom this weekend and see what happens.

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    When the draft pops up erase it and type a message and then "send" it.
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    well yeah that works, but I don't want to send them a message. Its more of an OCD thing were I don't like seeing the word draft in red there. I could just delete the whole thread as well.

    Point is, why is their no discard draft option?

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    I agree... I do miss it myself.

    I've found a few instances in ICS where they have removed an option or feature that was useful.

    Yes there are ways around things, but I don't understand why they are making some things more difficult.
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    EDIT: So when I tried it very quickly it, for some reason, worked. But then later I went back into the messaging app and there was the draft message again. If I go into the thread, there is no draft message. So I am affected too, unfortunately. Sorry for the misleading post! But I swear it worked when I tried it, haha. :D
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    Like I noted, sometimes it takes a few mins for the draft to pop back up.

    As an aside, talking about options that were in GB but not ICS. There is no longer an option to disable enter to send messages which is SO aggravating for me using Thumb Keyboard
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    History cleaner

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    Having the same issue here... stock unrooted 4.0.2
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    found it

    I might be resurrecting a somewhat old thread but I think I've found a workaround.

    Go to the thread, make sure you've erased all text in the draft, attach a picture, then delete the picture. It's kind of a PITA but it appears to work for me.
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    I am stock and have the same issue. I am also using SwiftKey.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
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    I believe this may be a simple and successful answer. Open your message pop up bubble that you want to delete. Press and hold the message. You will now get a variety of options. One is delete. Simply tap delete and delete the message. Do this method for all of your unwanted drafts.

    Hope this helps.

    GF12323
    Galaxy S3
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    I believe this was fixed with a previous update. I don't have this problem anymore.

    Tas
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    Food for thought...open the thread with the draft and the drafted text appears automatically... backspace the text and your fixed.

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    Deleting draft text easy

    Best way to delete a draft text when you don't want to send or change your mind on the samsung S4 is to bring up the draft then push and hold it then a box should come up that gives you the option to delete thread this will delete the draft text:)
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