This is regarding the user experience issue in iOS, iPhone.

User comes to the first screen, which is the action sheet with a more button on a previous page. There is only one option which is delete message.

When user tap on the delete message button, user will be prompt a delete confirmation alert box.

These 2 seems redundant, how to solve this issue while still having the delete confirmation? The more button must remain. Thanks!

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As you still need the delete confirmation then you need redundancy. Why do you call redundancy issue? :)

I don't know if my solution fits good with iOS guidelines but you can do the following - after user tap Delete Message change its name to Undelete Message and change name of Cancel to Delete Forever.

If user press Undelete Message change tap names back and stay at current screen. If user press Delete Forever make deletion and bring him back to previous screen.

  • I'm not sure I agree with your solution but I do agree that the redundancy is a necessity. Where I work we call it a "sanity check" - a little follow up on any destructive action that, hopefully, catches most accidental clicks. Jul 24, 2021 at 16:00

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