Everytime I go to my message inbox a gray box saying please wait pops up and i can't click or send any messages. Tried restarting, taking out the battery and the sd card and its still not working. Any ideas on how I can get it to work?
Initially, I had the same problem when trying to open any message thread. I tried the same things as you with no success also. When opening smaller threads, I patiently waited, and the "Please wait..." message went away for all but the one between my wife and I, which was a large one (i.e., a few thousand). While in the 'Messages' app, I clicked on the 'Menu' button, click on 'Settings' and then 'General,' and changed the "Text message limit" and "Multimedia message limit" (e.g., I have my limits set at 2000 for text messages and 100 for multimedia message -- which I believe is 10x the default settings). It might be coincidental, but my problem was solved after that. It is worth a try.
to ZX-10Rider, @Fergie_B and @ smotrs.. I guess my problem is this... if I could keep my messages and it run just fine (I only have a lot with my other half the other 4 ppl I text are just a couple dozen or so.... but if could keep the messages and have speed in GB, why lose it in an "upgrade" of ICS????
Anyone has a fix for this?
I am still getting "please wait' bug when I go to the message apps.
I can reply to the notification of incoming text but not see the entir history of my past text's.. or compose new one without using the contact list.
As I mentioned and skoolboi12 indicated, patience seems to be one of the keys. I let the "Please wait" message run a bit, and then I was able to open 'small' messages. So, I then tried playing around with the settings, and I was able to open the 'very large' message that I had. I haven't had a problem since. Try letting it run overnight.