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How to Delete/Clear Messages on iPhone

Got too many messages piled up in your iPhone and are they making your Messages app looking all cluttered? Well, fortunately with iPhone, deleting old messages is very easy and you can do it in no time at all and even set it up to happen automatically.

Not only is this an excellent way of not having to worry about too many unwanted messages getting stored in your iPhone but also is one another way of saving on the precious storage you have on your iOS device.

Part 1: How to automatically delete old messages on iPhone

Here’s how to automatically delete old messages on iPhone.

Step 1: Start the app Settings and then click on Messages.

Step 2: Now, press on the option Keep Messages that you will find under the section Message History.

Step 3: Select the number of days (1 year or 30 days) after which you would want iOS to delete your messages automatically.

Step 4: And, for the final step, press on the Delete option to confirm the process of automatic deletion going forward.

How to Delete Messages on iPhone

How to Clear Messages on iPhone

Part 2: How to delete messages permanently from iPhone

Although there are many ways of deleting the messages stored in your iPhone, the common ones do not really make the deleted messages irretrievable. That’s right, anyone with enough of technical knowledge or for that matter armed with the right software can always recover the lost messages on your iPhone and that does not sound like a very good thing.

So, to make sure that you need not worry about your getting into this situation ever, we want to introduce you to the best iPhone data eraser software ever made and aptly called, the dr.fone - iOS Private Data Eraser. It is one of the most effective software you can get your hands on today and use it to delete all your messages and other data too in a 100% safe and risk free manner. Here is the list of features that this nifty application boasts of:

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Easily Wipe Your Personal Data from Your Device

  • Simple, click-through, process.
  • You select which data you want to erase.
  • Your data is permanently deleted.
  • Nobody can ever recover and view your private data.
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So if you notice now, dr.fone - iOS Full Data Eraser is just the tool any iPhone user concerned about the safety of his or her data would ever need. Here is how to use it.

Step 1: Launch the program after you have successfully installed it and select "More Tools".

How to Delete Messages on iPhone

Step 2: Choose "iOS Private Data Eraser" and then click "Start Scan" to begin scanning your device automatically and also show you the scan progress.

How to Delete Messages on iPhone

Clear Messages on iPhone

Step 3: Once the scanning is done in a few minutes, the program will list all of your private data on its screen. You can then select the option of "Messages" from the left hand side and then press on the button "Erase from the Device".

Clear Messages on iPhone

Step 4: The program will ask you to confirm now that you want all of the data in your messages deleted, so type in "delete" and click on the button "Erase now" once again.

Clear Messages on iPhone

Step 5: Once the data is deleted, you should see a screen in the picture given below.

Clear Messages on iPhone

Part 3: How to delete multiple messages from iPhone

If you want to erase multiple messages from a phone contact of yours but do not want the entire conversation deleted, there is a way you can do that also using iPhone. Simply follow the steps as given below and you should do just fine.

Step 1: Go to the app Messages on your iPhone Home screen.

How to Clear Messages on iPhone

Step 2: Now, select the contact whose messages you want to delete.

How to Delete Messages on iPhone

Step 3: Now, press and hold on to the message you want to delete until you get the next set of options from which select the one that says ‘More’.

How to Clear Messages on iPhone

Step 4: As soon as you select ‘More’, you will see a small circle next to all the messages from that contact. Now it is time to mark the ones you want to delete by pressing on these circles.

How to Delete Messages on iPhone

Step 5: Now, simply click on the option of ‘Delete Message’ at the bottom of your screen to delete just the messages you had marked.

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