How To Have iOS Load All Text Messages In A Thread At Once
The text conversations we have on our phones may not always be strictly essential and are rarely important enough for us to require saving them for later, but when you do eventually find the need to look through that old exchange between yourself and a friend for a crucial piece of info such as a name, phone number, or address, you’d want the procedure to be as painless as possible.
Modern mobile platforms the likes of iOS and Android back up entire text message threads to the cloud, allowing users to browse through them at any time across multiple devices as long as these threads aren’t manually deleted. However, while the latter lets you browse through all messages in each thread at all times, the stock Messages app in Apple’s offering only displays the most recent messages from longer conversations, progressively loading the rest of the thread as the user scrolls upward.
The reason Apple insists on having its Messages app load long conversations chunk by chunk eludes us, though if we were to make a guess, we’d say it’s to reduce concurrent memory usage, by however small an amount that might be. It seems like a good idea, considering you seldom need to look through really old messages, but if and when you do, you’ll find it to be a slow process punctuated by pauses where you have to wait for the app to load the next group of texts in a thread.
A solution to this tiny yet annoying problem comes in the form of a simple jailbreak tweak for iOS 9 by developer skrram, called Messages Loaded, which removes this restriction, loading each conversation in its entirety, allowing you to scroll from the latest to the earliest message without pause.
The tweak is a no-frills solution that’ll get to work on its own after installation and a respring. If you, for any reason, wish to disable it after installation, you will have to uninstall it.
Messages Loaded is available for free from Cydia’s default BigBoss repository.
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