SO ANNOYING–How to stop iPhone “Congratulations” popups

Are you tired of seeing the annoying “Congratulations!!!” popups on your iPhone? Do you want to stop iPhone congratulations popup messages? If I truly won every prize I was told I won, it would have already retired to some island paradise.

To fight these annoying popups, try two things: first, reset and clear the browsing history on your Safari app. Second, clear the browsing history from within the Facebook app.

Resetting Safari: you can reset your Safari app by doing the following steps:

Step 1: Close Safari

Don’t click the “Close (X)” on the popup itself, since this may only generate another popup. Instead, double click your home button to bring up a list of open apps. Swipe right or left until you find the Safari app. Swipe up on the safari app to force it closed.

Step 2: Reset Safari

Click on the “Settings” app and scroll down to select Safari. Scroll down and choose the option “Clear History and Website Data”

Clear Facebook Browsing History — sometimes the popups use your Facebook browsing history. If you have the Facebook app installed on your iPhone, you can clear its history from within the app using the following steps:

  1. Open Facebook App
  2. Click the Menu icon in the very bottom right corner
  3. Scroll down and select “Settings & Privacy”
  4. Select Settings
  5. Under “Media & Contacts” select Browser
  6. Press “Clear Data”

iPhone Text Messages Show Number, not Person’s Name

Issue: my text messages show the phone number, not the person’s name

A client complained that their text messages only displayed the person’s phone number. Even though the contact was saved in their phone, it would not display the contact’s name in the text message. It only showed the phone number. We resolved this by taking the following steps:

  1. Click “Settings” –> “Contacts” –> Short Name
  2. Toggle the green button next to “Short Name” to the OFF position
  3. Toggle the green button next to “Short Name” back to the ON position
  4. Double click the HOME button
  5. Find the messages app in the list of open apps and scroll up to close
  6. Click HOME and re-open your text messages

This did the trick for the client. The text messages displayed the contacts name as expected.

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