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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by taylormah, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. taylormah

    taylormah Well-Known Member
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    When you press and hold on a SMS that you sent or received, on the pop-up menu there is option to lock the message. It happens both in stock app and Handcent app on my Epic. If you lock it, a lock icon appears next to it. But what does it mean?? And yes, I googled, but the answer that came up was it does not let message be deleted. I locked a message and again did press-n-hold and choose delete - and the locked message still did get deleted. So at least I know that it is not protection from deletion. then what is it for then??

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  2. copestag

    copestag Android Expert

    it prevents it from being deleted....... yes I know you said when you try to delete that message it still deletes.... this is because your specifically deleting that message.... however if you were doing a batch delete of a bunch of messages....... this one would not delete as it is protected.....

    it assumes you realize that if youre deleting a specific message then thats the one you want.... thats why it lets you even if its locked...... however if youre batch deleting then it assumes you want the locked ones protected and leaves them on there
  3. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    If the message is locked, it will only get deleted if you check the box that says "delete locked messages".
  4. taylormah

    taylormah Well-Known Member
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    Makes sense!! thanks guys

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The Samsung Epic 4G release date was September 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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