How to Delete Text Messages on iPhone



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How to Delete Text Messages From an iPhone

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This wikiHow teaches you how to delete messages from the Messages app on an iPhone.

Quick Summary

1. OpenMessages.
2. Open a conversation.
3. Tap and hold a text.
4. SelectMore....
5. Select each message you wish to delete.
6. Tap the trash can icon.
7. TapDelete Message.

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Steps

Deleting Individual Text Messages

  1. Open your iPhone's Messages.Do this by tapping the white speech bubble on a green background icon. It should be on one of your Home screens.
  2. Select a conversation from the Messages menu.If you're already in a conversation, you can tap in the top left corner of your screen to return to the Messages menu.
  3. Tap and hold a text you wish to delete.
  4. Select .This should be an option in the pop-up menu at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Select each message you wish to delete.The one you selected initially will be selected by default.
  6. Tap the trash can icon.This is in the bottom left corner of your screen.
  7. TapDelete Message.Your selected message will be deleted immediately.
    • If you're deleting multiple messages, this option will say something likeDelete 5 Messages.

Deleting a Single Conversation

  1. Open your iPhone's Messages.Do this by tapping the white speech bubble on a green background icon. It should be on one of your Home screens.
  2. Swipe left on a conversation you want to delete.
  3. Tap theDeletebutton that appears.All data from the selected conversation will be deleted from your iPhone.
    • If you downloaded any media from the conversation to your Camera Roll, it will still be stored there.

Deleting Multiple Conversations

  1. Open your iPhone's messages.Do this by tapping the white speech bubble on a green background icon. It should be on one of your Home screens.
  2. Tap .This is in the top left corner of the Messages screen.
    • If you have a conversation open, tap in the top left corner of the screen to return to the Messages menu.
  3. Select each conversation you wish to delete.
  4. TapDelete.This is in the bottom right corner of your screen. Your selected messages should now be gone.

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  • Question
    Will this delete every record of messages from all accounts?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No, it will not delete the messages from the iCloud. It will only delete the messages from the DEVICE only.
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  • Question
    How can I delete the messages that are in my search storage?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    On your Iphone, go into your messages and choose which ones you wish to remove. Hold the message and press delete when it appears.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How can I delete a Youtube video from my text?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Just click edit on your details, and choose what text you want to delete. Click DELETE!
    Thanks!
  • Question
    When I delete texts on my phone, will they also be deleted from the phone I sent them to?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No, unless that person deletes them too.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    No questions, just thank you for helping me out!
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You're great!
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How can I make sure the conversations stay deleted?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    They will stay deleted if you delete them, but if you want to sop getting messeages from that person altogether, you must block them.
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  • Question
    How do I delete a sent message?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You can delete the history of the message on your phone, but you can't delete an already sent message on the receiver's phone. Once you click send, it's too late.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How can I permanently delete only one text?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Click on "edit" (located in the top left corner), then click on the message that you want to delete. Finally, go to the bottom right corner and click delete.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    If I were to delete a message from my phone. will it also delete off the receiver's phone?
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    Community Answer
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I delete the photos in my iMessages?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Press and hold the photo and press delete in the bottom left corner. You can also press edit and tap the one you wish to delete.
    Thanks!
Unanswered Questions
  • How do I delete one person from text list?
  • How do I get the trash can to appear instead of the camera?
  • How do I get to my received messages?
  • How can I delete all junk mail at once?
  • How do I delete all text messages?
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  • If you only want to delete one message from your Messages app, you can swipe left over the message's bar and tapDeleteto do so.
  • When selecting messages for deletion, you can tapDelete Allin the top left corner of your screen to clear a conversation.
  • You can delete Digital Touch messages, pictures, videos, and attachments the same way you delete regular text messages.

Warnings

  • Deleted text messages are usually irretrievable without using a restore point.

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J. McCann

Sep 16, 2019

"Didn't know about the press and hold option. In the past, I was able to delete by double tapping on the item andthen "More" would come up. Now that I've upgraded, double tapping only gives me the choice of attaching a thumbs up, etc. Thanks for this hot "press and hold" tip!"

Sue Smith

Oct 6, 2019

"I followed the directions it gave and it worked perfectly. Right on the money!"

J Prez

Apr 26, 2019

"I am a new user to iPhone. Directions are very clear to follow. Thanks!"

Deb Polley

Jul 22, 2019

"The information is very clear and simple to understand."

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Aug 19, 2019

"Dumb iPhone. Thanks for helping me figure it out."

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Sep 14, 2019

"Very easy step-by-step directions."

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