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Apple drops iOS 16 that will allow you to edit and delete dodgy texts

Rachel Lang

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Apple drops iOS 16 that will allow you to edit and delete dodgy texts

If you've ever sent a text message that you immediately regretted, then this Apple update is for you.

With the new iOS 16 update, iPhone users will now be able to edit cringey typo-filled texts.

Or, if it is really bad, texts sent within its Messages app can also be unsent.

The tech giant will drop the update today for all compatible phones... so any iPhone released from 2017 onward.


You'll have two minutes to rethink that text to an ex, or have a good hard look at yourself in relation to the unsolicited d**k pick you just sent that poor woman.

But it won't be a simple fade away into nothingness. Like iMessage's major competitor, WhatsApp, the receiver will instead see a message saying that their contact has 'unsent a message'.

So you'll still look sort of shady and will need a damn fine explanation, because curiosity kills cats or something. That's what we heard, anyway.

Or if you're simply a bad speller, you can now fix it with 15 golden minutes of grace time to tweak that text that has left you looking like a damn fool.


But, if you have a mate that likes to laugh at your failure to understand the difference between there, they're, and their, the recipient will still be able to click a button to see previous versions of the note.

But there is a catch.

To take advantage of the new feature, both iPhone users will need the latest version of Apple's iOS software.

And it only works on messages sent from one iPhone to another.


So tread carefully with that one mate that insists on having an Android smartphone.

Tell your mum and dad that the easiest way to tell is if the sent message is blue. That way they know it is an iMessage.

Apple users will be able to download iOS 16 on their iPhone from later today.

Featured Image Credit: apple.com. OntheRun photo / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: News, Apple, Technology

Rachel Lang
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