How to Delete All Text Messages on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of having a cluttered Messages app on your iPhone? Deleting text messages one by one can be time-consuming and frustrating.

Luckily, there is a way to delete all text messages on your iPhone with just a few simple steps. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of clearing out your message history.

Step 1: Open the Messages App

To start, locate and tap on the Messages app icon on your iPhone’s home screen. The Messages app is represented by a green speech bubble icon.

Step 2: Select the Conversation

Once in the Messages app, navigate to the conversation that you want to delete. You can delete individual conversations or all of them at once. To delete all text messages, you don’t need to open a specific conversation; simply proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Tap on ‘Edit’ in the Top-Left Corner

In the top-left corner of the screen, tap on the ‘Edit’ button. This will enable the editing mode for your messages.

Step 4: Select All Conversations

A list of checkboxes will appear next to each conversation in your Messages app. Tap on the checkbox next to ‘All’ at the top-left corner of your screen. This will automatically select all conversations in your message history.

Step 5: Tap ‘Delete’ at Bottom-Right Corner

Once you have selected all conversations, a trash can icon will appear at the bottom-right corner of your screen. Tap on it to delete all selected conversations.


  • Bold Text: Remember that once you delete text messages, they cannot be recovered. Make sure to double-check that you have selected the correct conversations before proceeding.
  • Underlined Text: Deleting messages will not affect any other data on your iPhone, such as contacts or photos.

Step 6: Confirm Deletion

A confirmation pop-up will appear, asking you to confirm the deletion of your messages. Tap on ‘Delete Messages’ to proceed.

Step 7: Wait for Deletion Process

Your iPhone will now start deleting all the selected text messages. The time it takes to complete this process depends on the number of conversations you have selected. Please be patient and do not interrupt the deletion process.

Step 8: All Text Messages Deleted

Once the deletion process is complete, you will see an empty Messages app with no text message history. Congratulations! You have successfully deleted all text messages on your iPhone.

In conclusion, deleting all text messages on your iPhone can be done quickly and easily by following these steps. Just remember to double-check your selections before confirming the deletion and be aware that deleted messages cannot be recovered. Enjoy a clutter-free Messages app!

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