This iPhone iMessage Bug Omits Certain Words from Displaying [PIC]


The Verge reports some users have experienced iMessage blocking out certain words from displaying on the iPhone. If you try to send out the message “I could be the next Obama” with a trailing space, the word ‘Obama’ is invisible on your iPhone to both recipients and senders:

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Another phrase that triggers the bug is “The best prize is a surprise”.

The problem affected iMessage on OS X and the iPad as well according to this Apple Support Communities thread, with the problem occurring since December of 2012.

Give this bug a try, and let us know if the bug appears on your iPhone. I have no idea if “I could be the next Harper” works or not.


  • K4

    For some reason this only happens on the iPhone. My iPad can send and receive those phrases just fine.

  • vic

    haha just imagining how somebody would’ve discovered that

  • They wanted to be Obama!

  • Perry

    Spelling error 🙂 “The WORD Obama”. First paragraph!

  • LF

    This doesn’t happen on my iphone 4 running 6.1.2

  • damn you autocorrect!

  • CMfly

    This doesn’t happen on my iphone 4 running 6.1.3 Message sent from an iPhone4s running 6.1.3

  • aveee

    “Wtf man my mind is blown” blocks out blown.

  • Upgrade to 6.1.x. Problem solved. It is a bug in iOS 6.0.x on iPhones/iPod Touches only.

  • ryanrobert

    my iPhone 5 running 6.1.3 blocks out the words