An iOS 16 feature is being abused by users

At WWDC 2022, Apple showed off iOS 16 and the many new features the system will offer. One of the most interesting is the system’s ability to edit sent messages and reverse their sending.

These features are expected to be used by many users, but some known things are already starting to happen. Users have started to abuse and misuse these features.


Like other services, iOS will soon allow users to change the messages the iPhone sends. In this way, they can correct existing errors or simply cancel errors sent by mistake.

This feature has been requested for a long time and is intended to make life easier for users. Unexpectedly, this yet-to-be-released feature has been exploited and abused in the wrong way.

@kashedwards_ No, the edit message ended up going crazy. I would deliberately sabotage relationships. #Kash #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #viral #trending #Wheaty #gzzgr8kik #funny #jokes #makethisviral #MINDORDERING #PerfectPrideMovement #Readyforhell #MadewithKAContest #easywithadobeexpress #byebyesundayblues #passthebic #comedancewithme #imonicarly #hpsustainablesounds #pringlescanhands #totinos4mbbuilders #youlikelescanhands #totinos4mbbuilders #youlikele #findyouredge #10millionadoptions ♬ Soundtrack - Millennial32

As you can see from the video above, posted on TikTok and seen by thousands of users, it would be very simple to change the message to the wrong context. Changing questions and changing conversation context and all related questions will be quick and easy.

Likewise, the ability to delete sent messages can be abused and used to change the context of any conversation. This can be seen again in the video we show below, and again on TikTok.

@kashedwards_ didn't catch me. #Kash #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #viral #trending #Wheaty #gzzgr8kik #funny #jokes #makethisviral #MINDORDERING #PerfectPrideMovement #Readyforhell #MadewithKAContest #easywithadobeexpress #byebyesundayblues #passthebic #comedancewithme #imonicarly #hpsustainablesounds #pringlescanhands #totinos4wondermo likeyou #laurelroad4nurses #10millionadoptions #findyouredge #topgunmode #katespadenycabana ♬ Soundtrack - Millennial32

With the progress already made, Apple will have several ways to fix the problem and take some simple steps. The most talked about is reducing the time to change messages. The available 15 minutes seems like too much and provides an opportunity for bad behavior.

Apple may still tweak this feature in iOS 16 to avoid problems for users in the future. It will definitely be further evaluated when this version is released, unfortunately it will be explored in less aggressive circumstances, as happened with AirTags.

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