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How to Automatically Delete Old Messages (SMS) from Android and iPhone

SMS has became old but not older enough to extinguish like MMS. If you are one who checks the messages without deleting useless messages (that we all still receive even after activating DND), then you must be aware of the fact that piling of these messages in your Android or iPhone device, eats up your phone storage which affects the overall performance of your device. So today i will so you how you can get rid of old useless text messages by deleting them automatically from your smartphones.

Auto Delete Older Text Messages from Android and iPhone

How to Delete Useless Text Messages From Android Automatically

So first, we will show you how to do it in your Android device and then in iPhone.

  • First, Open the Text message app in your Android device and then tap on 3-dot menu button and select “Settings>General”. This may differ in different devices which depends on which messaging app you are using.

Automatically Delete Text Messages from Android devices

  • Autodelte MessagesNow look for an option that says, Delete Old Messages and activate the option. In some text message apps, you can even set the limit of Text SMS after which older will be deleted. First In First Out (FIFO).

This way you can avoid your device’s storage used for storing useless text messages and keep your device faster.

How to Delete Useless Text Messages From iPhone Automatically

It’s almost similar to how we do it in Android. Now to do so,

  • First, open the “Settings” menu and then tap on “Messages”.Delete Useless Text Messages From iPhone Automatically
  • Then scroll a little and tap on “Keep Messages”.Automatically Delete Useless Text Messages From iPhone
  • Finally, choose the time limit to which a message will be stored in your iOS device, either 30 days(1-month), 1-year or Forever. By default it’s Forever. If you choose 30-days, older messages will auto deleted from your iOS device after 30 days or 1-month.

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Written by Ravi Singh

An Avid learner, a Tech Enthusiast and the founder of TechPosts Guides, Ravi is a Raspberry Pi fan and an open-source lover. He spends most of his weekends working with IoT devices and playing games on the Xbox. He is also a solo-traveler who loves hiking and exploring new trails.
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