I have a Samsung Galaxy S running firmware version 2.2 with pretty much the default configuration it came with from the shop. On it, the (Unread/All) counter with one of my contacts has been stuck at (0/201) for quite a while, even though I've been sending more messages to the contact in question so the All value should be increasing at the very least.


Any idea how to get this to refresh so it shows the updated total? Or is this a hard limit set somewhere or something like that?

  • Note: I tagged it with the phone just in case, I'm not sure whether it actually has to do with the model.
    – Margaret
    Commented Aug 11, 2011 at 2:02
  • Strange bug, but ... does it matter if the # unread is working? Commented Aug 11, 2011 at 2:40
  • The number was not changing regardless...
    – Margaret
    Commented Aug 11, 2011 at 3:14

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It's because there's a threshold beyond which it starts deleting old messages. Go into messaging, hit the menu button & go to settings. The first option is Delete old messages (checked by default), and the next is Text message limit (set to 200 by default). So you've just hit that threshold & it's deleting your old messages.

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