Phantom Text Message
My cell phone has decided that I have an unviewed text message. From whom, I have no idea. What it says? I'm completely clueless as to what the content might be. Because my phone refuses to even show me where the message is, let alone to permit me open it and actually read whatever it says.
I've gone through the entire list of texts in my message log. Twice. I can't see any message that is unopened or unviewed.
I've opened message threads. I've deleted old threads from people with whom I'm no longer in contact. But there's still no change in the display. My phone still shows one unopened message.
Now, I've heard of hidden files on my computer. And I actually know how to toggle between showing and not showing those files.
I've even had messages I publish to different sites on the internet that go missing without explanation.
I have never even heard of a phantom text message on a smart phone. I couldn't even find a topic for this issue when I Googled it! I suppose I could do a factory reset on my phone – or maybe just delete all the messages on the phone to be sure this unread item isn't hiding in a thread somewhere. But that seems like a lot of effort, just to erase the “1” that won't go away.
So I figure for now I'll just subtract one from any tally for text messages that my phone displays, and hope that at some future point the phone will decide to reset itself properly....
This is my Random entry for Dawnwriter 's A-W Category Challenge . I've tackled a few of the tougher categories already, but I've still got to come up with items for categories like Beauty and Fashion, that are really not my cup of tea!
Eight days left in the month, and I've got sixteen categories left to cover – so two posts a day at least if I want to complete the challenge before December! Stay tuned to see if I make it . . .
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