Deleting messages and conversations

Deleting messages and conversations

On the Messages screen, do any of the following:
Delete a message

Open the conversation thread with a contact, tap the message, and then tap Delete message.

To delete multiple messages within a conversation, tap > Delete messages > Delete by selection, and then select the messages to delete.

Delete a conversation

Press and hold a contact (or phone number), and then tap Delete.

To delete multiple conversations, on the Messages screen, tap > Delete threads, and then select the conversations to delete.

Note: In the Messages settings, tap General > Delete old messages to auto delete old messages.

How do I protect a message from being deleted?

You can lock a message so that it will not be deleted even if you delete the other messages in the conversation.

  1. On the Messages screen, tap a contact (or phone number) to display the exchange of messages with that contact.
  2. Tap the message that you want to lock.
  3. Tap Lock message on the options menu. A lock icon is displayed.
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