RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
August 30, 2022
Your iPhone makes it super easy to remove individual text messages as well as entire conversations from the Messages app. Let’s explore how to delete unwanted messages.
Warning: Once you have deleted a message or a conversation, you can not restore it, so make sure you are okay with losing your chats permanently.
This is for the iPhone. Screenshots are from iPhone XR running iOS 15.5+
Remove Individual Messages
To remove single or multiple select messages from your iPhone, first, launch the Messages app on your iPhone. Refer to the below image:
Next, in the app, find and tap the conversation in which you want to delete a message.
Now, on the Message screen, tap and hold on to the message you want to remove. Then, from the menu that opens, choose More. If the conversation has only one message, you will not see More, instead, tap Delete. See the below image:
Next, beside each message on your screen, you will see a Select icon. Tap this icon for all messages that you want to remove.
Now, when you are done, in the bottom-left corner, tap the Trash icon. See the following image:
Next, in the prompt that opens, select Delete Message. Refer to the below image:
Your iPhone will delete the selected messages.
Remove Entire Conversations
To remove an entire conversation from your iPhone, first, launch the Messages app on your iPhone. See the below image:
Next, locate the conversation to delete but do not open it. On the conversation, you want to delete, swipe left. Then, from the options that appear, select Delete. See the following image:
In the prompt that opens, choose Delete to confirm the deletion. Refer to the below image:
Your iPhone will remove the entire chat from your Messages app.
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