Windows Phone 8 text messaging bug found; yes, there is a workaround

Windows Phone 8 text messaging bug found; yes, there is a workaround
A Windows Phone 8 text messaging bug has been discovered. If you compose a text message by voice and then edit it, a second recipient is added automatically. Actually, what happens is that the Surname of the original recipient of the message appears as a second recipient of the text, but with no text number. Thus, when an attempt is made to send the text, it comes back with an error message. It should be pointed out that the device that this bug was found on is a Nokia Lumia 920 with the portico update, running over AT&T's pipeline.

The person who discovered the bug, named Todd, has come up with a workaround. Going to "Settings" and then "Applications" and then "people" will bring up the people setting. Changing the setting "Display names by" to First, Last from Last, First will fix the problem. Another solution is to delete the last name of the recipient from the "to:" field before you send out a text message.

Let us know if you have experienced this problem, and if the workaround is taking care of it for you. You can send us a comment in the box below.

source: todd4tech via WMPoweruser

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20 Comments

1. mariosraptor

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

that is a minor bug easily fixable. by MS or Nokia

3. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Yea in 6 months time™®©

7. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

whta douch its not even a noticable bug like ur android is error free u dumbstuck retard

11. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Speak wisely, and with pride, no need to be intrusive, you stpd DM fk, its good to no you're enjoying life behind bars.... Why, and don't ever compromise with "Linux" go listen what you're misia little kid, getting told what to, not to have™®©

15. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

u dont even have a point here dont know what kind of nonesense u talking

17. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

and like u had a point -.-

18. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

what is ur point then

19. Sparhawk

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

OK, children, am I going to have to sit between you? If you want to just pick a fight, then move along.

14. jsdechavez

Posts: 784; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Nokia is fast with these patches.. Esp with their flagship.

20. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

so many users are not able to send the sms only after portico update....MS should fix all the bugs immediately !!

2. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

that bug pic is kinda cute

4. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Surely all ugly things to you are ™®©

5. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Then he/she is surely quite fond of your personality.

8. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lol actully troll is worst i dont think even he have a friend he is lonly jerkbag with no life

12. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

If you was that smart enough, but you ain't. paradoxes, I don't see MEACAO posting. TROLL™®©

16. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

forever alone troll whatever ur fantecy

6. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Are they missing good QA/QC?

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

No, that would be HTC and lately it has been Apple with all their IOS 6 bugs.

10. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

i had that bug like before 2 months when i bought the phone but not anymore

13. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

sorry for that......but i think wp is still in beta and MS i very hard working to fill any holes in it...

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