How to Delete All Messages on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

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How to Delete All Messages on iPhone

Deleting all messages on your iPhone can be a time-consuming task, especially if you have a long conversation history. Fortunately, there are a few methods that can help you quickly and efficiently clear all the messages from your device. In this tutorial, we will explore these methods step by step.

Method 1: Deleting Messages Manually

If you prefer to have full control over which messages to delete, you can manually delete them one by one. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Messages app: Tap on the green speech bubble icon on your home screen to open the Messages app.
  2. Select a conversation: Choose the conversation from which you want to delete the messages.
  3. Delete individual messages: Tap and hold on a message bubble until a menu appears. Select “More” and then choose the messages you want to delete by tapping on each one.

    Once selected, tap on the trash bin icon to delete them.

  4. Delete the entire conversation: If you want to delete the entire conversation, swipe left on it in the main Messages screen and tap “Delete”. Confirm your action by tapping “Delete” again in the pop-up window.

Method 2: Deleting All Messages at Once

If you have numerous conversations and want to delete all messages at once, there is an easy method for doing so:

  1. Open Settings: Locate and tap on the Settings icon (gray gears) on your home screen.
  2. Select General: Scroll down and select “General” from the list of options.
  3. Access iPhone Storage: Tap on “iPhone Storage” to access the storage settings for your device.
  4. Manage Storage: Scroll down and find the Messages app in the list of apps. Tap on it to open the storage management options.
  5. Delete Conversation: Inside the Messages storage settings, tap on “Conversations”.

    This will display a list of all your conversations.

  6. Delete All Messages: Tap “Edit” in the top-right corner, then select “Delete All” to remove all messages from your iPhone. Confirm your action by tapping “Delete Messages”.

Method 3: Using a Third-Party App

If you prefer a more automated approach, there are third-party apps available on the App Store that can help you delete all messages on your iPhone with just a few taps. Simply search for “message cleaner” or similar keywords in the App Store and choose an app that suits your needs. Make sure to read reviews and check ratings before downloading any app.

Note: Before deleting all messages, ensure that you have backed up any important conversations or information as this process is irreversible.

Congratulations! You now know different methods to delete all messages on your iPhone. Choose the method that works best for you and enjoy a clutter-free messaging experience!

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