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I too have had this problem recently on my Apple iPhone 6plus since the latest updates to the IOS. It's quite annoying. What seems to be happening is this: The latest version of IOS allows you to send to text messages with effects. You can view a detailed explanation of this here:
The problem (for me at least) is that even when I just want to send a regular message, all too often the screen for the text message effects appears. I have found that I can cancel the Screen Effect by hitting the X button bellow the send button. Usually I am then able to send my message normally, but sometimes it takes several tries.
Theoretically, you access Messaging Effects by using a long press when you are trying to send a message. A regular press will theoretically send the message normally. Notice my use of the word theoretically. Maybe my phone is very sensitive or maybe I just have a heavy touch but there seems to be little difference to me between a REGULAR press and a LONG press.
If this is as annoying for you as it is for me, you can turn the Message Effects off with these steps:
- Open the “Settings” app and go to “Accessibility” and then to “Reduce Motion”
- Turn the Reduce Motion setting to OFF and then exit out of settings
The Reduce Motion setting in iOS, which does away with the zipping and zooming animations that fly around the operating system when opening and closing apps, is also the only way to turn off iMessage effects.