How to Delete Messages from iPhone


July 13, 2017 09:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

Send Messages or iMesssges so convenient that you can use it to send text contents, photos, videos, location and other media files. There are amount of personal information and privacy in it. I want to donating it because I have bought a new iPhone 7 now. So how to delete iMessages or text messages on iPhone?

Messages always contains important personal information like passcode, privacy file and others. It is vital for iPhone users to erase all these information on device, not only messages, but also contacts, photos, account, cache, history, cookies, apps, etc.

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There are different ways to remove messages or iMessages from iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. You can choose below four ways according to your circumstance.

1. Get Messages off from your iPhone Message App

Go to the Settings > Messages.

Tap the Edit on the top left corner.

Tick the items you want to delete.

Tap Delete to remove them,

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2. Clean Older Messages on iPhone with Settings

If you want to delete some messages to free up some iPhone storage space only, you can follow below tutorial to save space substantially and won’t delete all messages.

Find Settings and then get the Messages item.

Tap Messages History > Keep Messages.

There are three options here, including 30 Days, 1 Year, and Forever. You’d better to choose the 30 Days to delete messages older than 30 days for more storage on iPhone.

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3. Remove All Data from iPhone Settings.

Go to the Settings app and then tap General.

Scroll down to find the Reset.

Choose Erase All Contents and Settings, and then enter your passcode.

Tap Erase iPhone twice.

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Please note that this way will erase all contents and settings on your iPhone or iPad, make sure that you have backed your vital data up before you clear them completely. Actually, there is a concern probability that these deleted data can be recovered with professional iPhone data recover tool. So if you want to ensure your data are unrecoverable, FoneEraser for iOS is highly recommended to you to delete all data and files from device. Please read below steps to learn how to delete saved messages on iPhone.

4. Delete iPhone iMessages or Messages with FoneEraser for iOS

Download and install the program on your computer. Then it will be launched automatically. If not, please run it manually.

Connect iOS Device

onnect your device to computer with USB cable. And tap Trust on the iPhone screen for detection if it pops up. If it connect failed, click the Retry icon try again.

Trust Your Computer

There are three erasing levels for options. High Level, Medium Level, Low Level are all protects your data can not be recovered, so you can choose one of them according to your needs.

Select Erase Mode

Click Start on the right if you are ready to remove all data on iPhone and then click Yes .

Click Start Start Erasing

You can also use FoneEraser for iOS to delete emails on iPhone, remove photos from iPhone and more. If you want to clear all contents and data from iPhone, including cookies, junk files, personal information, Facebook, Twitter, settings and more, FoneEraser for iOS helps you to get all of them off your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch permanently, efficiently and thoroughly.

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