Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default How did my G3 remeber a number I'd deleted?

    Hi,

    Having had the G3 for a month, every now and then it's throwing up some interesting stuff, so here's one from today...

    I called number yesterday that I thought I'd only need once, so, having gotten the info. I required, I deleted it from my call logs.

    However, today I needed to text this number again, and, having typed in the first 5 or 6 digits, it suggest the exact correct number to me above where I was entering it.

    I double-checked, and there was nothing in the call-logs, nothing saved in my phone book, and no texts.

    Not a big deal, but interested to know if anyone can tell me how this is possible?
  2. #2  

    Default Re: How did my G3 remeber a number I'd deleted?

    The devices today can do some incredible things, right? Anyway I've never had an experience as you've described but I'm guessing you haven't powered down the device since that call was made and perhaps it doesn't purge the memory until the power has been cycled.
    Sent from my HTCOX Fōn.

    Please click Like and Thanks if I was able to help. They are my favorite part.
    Thanked by:
  3. #3  

    Default Re: How did my G3 remeber a number I'd deleted?

    I came across this behavior on my Note 2 a while ago. Found out the dialer by default only shows voice call logs. I had to go into recent calls in the phone dialer, hit menu and select the option "View by", then select "All calls and messages". I was then able to see and delete everything from the logs. May be the G3 has a similar setup?
    Thanked by:
  4. Thread Author  Thread Author    #4  

    Default Re: How did my G3 remeber a number I'd deleted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Synycalwon View Post
    I came across this behavior on my Note 2 a while ago. Found out the dialer by default only shows voice call logs. I had to go into recent calls in the phone dialer, hit menu and select the option "View by", then select "All calls and messages". I was then able to see and delete everything from the logs. May be the G3 has a similar setup?
    Cheers. I did check for that kind of thing, but nothing there.
  5. #5  
    sicario666's Avatar
    AndroidSkull

    Posts
    3,471 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,746 Global Posts
    ROM
    Vitreous,JellyBelly,OEM

    Default Re: How did my G3 remeber a number I'd deleted?

    It works like a clipboard. When you copy and paste things they get saved to the clipboard so you have the selection to copy and paste certain items. It works the same when you copy and cut text.

    Sent from my VS985 4G
    ***GET IN WHERE YOU FIT IN***
    Snitches get stitches
    Boneyard-D1,Dinc,dX,Gtab7",Tbolt,iPad1,Bionic,Xoom,iPad2,Charge,GNexus,SGS3,Razr Maxx,Nexus7...the list shall continue
    Living Dead-iPad3,GalaxyNexus,Razr MaxxHD
    Thanked by:
  6. Thread Author  Thread Author    #6  

    Default Re: How did my G3 remeber a number I'd deleted?

    Quote Originally Posted by sicario666 View Post
    It works like a clipboard. When you copy and paste things they get saved to the clipboard so you have the selection to copy and paste certain items. It works the same when you copy and cut text.

    Sent from my VS985 4G
    Thanks, but there was no copy/cut/paste involved. I entered a number manually to dial, then deleted the call logs, and it suggested it when I started to text to that same number 24 hours later.
  7. #7  
    sicario666's Avatar
    AndroidSkull

    Posts
    3,471 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,746 Global Posts
    ROM
    Vitreous,JellyBelly,OEM

    Default Re: How did my G3 remeber a number I'd deleted?

    Hmmm. Did you actually send the call?

    Sent from my VS985 4G
    ***GET IN WHERE YOU FIT IN***
    Snitches get stitches
    Boneyard-D1,Dinc,dX,Gtab7",Tbolt,iPad1,Bionic,Xoom,iPad2,Charge,GNexus,SGS3,Razr Maxx,Nexus7...the list shall continue
    Living Dead-iPad3,GalaxyNexus,Razr MaxxHD
  8. Thread Author  Thread Author    #8  

    Default Re: How did my G3 remeber a number I'd deleted?

    Quote Originally Posted by sicario666 View Post
    Hmmm. Did you actually send the call?

    Sent from my VS985 4G
    If you mean did I call the number, yes. I had a 3 minute conversation.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Thanked by:
  9. #9  
    sicario666's Avatar
    AndroidSkull

    Posts
    3,471 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,746 Global Posts
    ROM
    Vitreous,JellyBelly,OEM

    Default Re: How did my G3 remeber a number I'd deleted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stwutter View Post
    If you mean did I call the number, yes. I had a 3 minute conversation.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Exactly what I meant. Then I'm gonna say that's why/how the device remembered the number.

    Sent from my VS985 4G
    ***GET IN WHERE YOU FIT IN***
    Snitches get stitches
    Boneyard-D1,Dinc,dX,Gtab7",Tbolt,iPad1,Bionic,Xoom,iPad2,Charge,GNexus,SGS3,Razr Maxx,Nexus7...the list shall continue
    Living Dead-iPad3,GalaxyNexus,Razr MaxxHD
  10. Thread Author  Thread Author    #10  

    Default Re: How did my G3 remeber a number I'd deleted?

    Quote Originally Posted by sicario666 View Post
    Exactly what I meant. Then I'm gonna say that's why/how the device remembered the number.

    Sent from my VS985 4G
    Ok. It's no big deal, but I would've thought deleting the logs and not having it on the clipboard should be enough for the phone to 'forget' it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
  11. #11  

    Default Re: How did my G3 remeber a number I'd deleted?

    Hi. Although you may have deleted the number from your call logs the number is still saved within the device memory. It works similar to predictive texting looking for certain patterns. Hope this helps. ^DT

    Quote Originally Posted by Stwutter View Post
    Hi,

    Having had the G3 for a month, every now and then it's throwing up some interesting stuff, so here's one from today...

    I called number yesterday that I thought I'd only need once, so, having gotten the info. I required, I deleted it from my call logs.

    However, today I needed to text this number again, and, having typed in the first 5 or 6 digits, it suggest the exact correct number to me above where I was entering it.

    I double-checked, and there was nothing in the call-logs, nothing saved in my phone book, and no texts.

    Not a big deal, but interested to know if anyone can tell me how this is possible?
    Thanked by 2:
  12. #12  
    LauraWA's Avatar

    Posts
    43 Posts
    Global Posts
    44 Global Posts

    Default Re: How did my G3 remeber a number I'd deleted?

    Probably in cache. You can go to the phone or app through app manager tho clear the cache and then it probably won't remember it.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Thanked by:

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-28-2014, 07:18 PM
  2. Replies: 27
    Last Post: 09-05-2014, 04:31 PM
  3. How does mobile phones memory work?
    By Aesteras in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-03-2014, 07:46 AM
  4. How can i undo my software version
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-03-2014, 03:32 AM
  5. whtsapp is not working on my s4
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-03-2014, 03:02 AM

Posting Permissions