How to quickly delete all messages from iPhone
--Friday, 06 October 2017
“Hello everyone, I would like to know if it is possible to delete all the messages permanently. In fact, I am going to buy a new cellphone and sell the old one to somebody else. For the privacy concern, I think it is better to delete all the data before it is sold. What should I do? Thanks a lot in advance.”
Generally, most people who use iPhone have the same worry mentioned. For example, you don’t have enough memory for new photos and new apps and you want to free internal storage by deleting the useless text messages. In all cases, we here offer some useful strategies to solve the problem.
- Solution 1: Delete text messages on your iPhone manually
- Solution 2: Use iPhone Data Recovery to delete text messages
Solution 1: Delete text messages on your iPhone manually
Step 1: Open Messages and tap Edit on the top. Choose the text messages you want and hit the button Delete.
Step 2: You can remove the whole conversation or delete one or two messages in this conversation by tapping to open.
This solution, however, cannot delete the text messages in a thorough way. You may find the deleted messages in spotlight.
Solution 2: Use iPhone Data Recovery to delete text messages
As what is mentioned above, you think that you have deleted the messages but there may be some residual data, which may become a risk. For those who are private, we strongly recommend you a very powerful tool –Doctor Telephone iPhone Data Recovery which helps you remove and delete messages permanently from your iPhone. It is a professional tool but it is very user-friendly and easy to use. You don’t need to worry about anything. Follow the detailed steps below, and you can protect your privacy and the messages will be gone forever. What is more, this multifunctional program supports iPhone X/iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus/iPhone7/iPhone7 Plus/iPhone 6/iPhone 6/iPhone 5S / iPad.
Step 1: Download iPhone Data Recovery on your PC
Click the download button above and install the program on your computer. Use USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer. Now everything is ready. Launch the program and select the option “Private Data Eraser”.
Step 2: Scan all the messages existing on your iPhone
You can see the interface below. Hit the button “Start Scan” and the program will scan the residual data in your iPhone. Wait for minutes and the scanning will process automatically.
Step 3: Delete the residual messages
You can see the result of scanning after it is finished. Now you are allowed to preview all the messages before letting it go forever. Click “Erase from the Device” to delete text messages from your iPhone.
Note: The program will ask you again to confirm if you are sure to do the operation. If so, enter the word “delete” and then click “Erase now” to continue. Once it is complete, you will see the interface below. That means the chosen messages are already gone, permanently.
Now all is settled. Why don’t you just download it and have a try to see how powerful the program is? If you are interested in other strategies on smartphone, keep following our latest update. You will come to know all the useful techniques.
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