Recently, an unannounced iOS 12 feature is causing some major headaches for some Apple users. The feature was left out of the original update included a way to merge chats. A popular example of this is if you have multiple chat threads with a friend from work based on their personal number and work email.
@AppleSupport iOS 12 sucks. Our text messages are all screwed up. My sons are coming through as my husband and vice versa. My mom texts me and it goes to my husband or sons phone. Also we see each other’s phone call history. WTH is going on?!
— sabrina98ucf (@sabrina98ucf) September 30, 2018
But, based on some customer reports, Apple has failed to merge contacts. Users on Apple’s Support Communities forum are reporting that their messages intended for just one person are being sent to everyone!
— Joanna Murphy (@jbdmurphy) September 30, 2018
It’s unclear just how widespread the issue is. While it does sound it’s only affecting iOS 12 users, it’s also unclear if its only impacting individuals who never shared Apple IDs.
Stay tuned as more develops for this story and in other news, Apple has 5 hidden security settings in iOS 12.