How to delete individual text message from iPhone running iOS 15, 14, 13 or earlier? Is there a way to delete messages on iPhone 13, 12, 11, 10 etc automatically? Many iPhone users don't know where iPhone messages are stored and even don't know how to delete these messages to free up iPhone space.
Fortunately, deleting text messages from iPhone is simple and easy, and you can quickly choose and delete whichever messages you'd like. In this guide, I will show you several ways to delete iPhone messages according to different needs.
On an iPhone, you can set your device to automatically delete all messages older than one month and a year. The only problem is that you can't make any exceptions or change a setting that would allow all messages from a particular sender or an individual message to stay even past the expiry date. If you want to save any information from a message, we suggest backing up iPhone messages first.
To set up automatically cleaning old messages, open Settings > Messages, scroll down to the section labeled MESSAGE HISTORY, tap “Keep Messages”. And choose either 30 days or 1 Year. This will delete messages older than one month or one year. When messages are deleted after a set date, their attachments are also deleted.
If you only want to delete a specific or multiple iPhone messages that you don’t want to see again, you can manually delete messages on iPhone 13, 12, 11, etc. If you accidentally delete a message that you want to keep, you can also recover your deleted message using an iOS data recovery. Just follow below guidance to delete a specific or multiple messages from iPhone.
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If you want to delete all messages from a person or an entire message conversation on iPhone, there are two ways for you to achieve that.
To delete a conversation on iPhone 13, 12 or other devices, open “Messages” and swipe right to left on the conversation which you want to delete. Then tap the red “Delete” button. This method is more easier than method one.
To delete multiple or all messages on iPhone 13, 12 and other devices, first, go to the "Messages" tab from the home screen and click the "Edit" button at the top left of the Messages screen. Second, choose whose messages you would like to delete. Then click the little circle button on the left of their name. Then tap “Delete” on the bottom right of message screen. Click “Done” button at the top left of the screen when you have finished. This will return you to the normal Messages screen.
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I deleted a message by mistake, can i get it back? Help!!!!
If you have backed up your device's messages to iCloud, you can recover it from iCloud backup, otherwise, you have to use an iPhone data recovery software like Cisdem iPhoneRecovery to retrieve your message directly from your iPhone.