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How to Smart Delete iPhone SMS Text Messages Permanently


Question 1: I have got too much data on my iPhone which really makes my phone work slowly. I wish to know a convenient way to delete SMS text messages on it because most of my data are SMS.

Answer: First thing you need to do to make sure there is enough space on your iPhone is to delete SMS regularly. Check here delete iPhone SMS text messages step by step.

Question 2: Even though I delete SMS on my iPhone regularly, I still find out through the spotlight search the deleted messages can be found again which means these messages are not been deleted at all. I want to know if there is anything I can do to delete messages and make sure there are no ways to recover them.

Answer: There are many ways to recover data on your iPhone. You can click on how to recover photos or other data from your iPhone to learn more about it. So deleted SMS in your iPhone in a normal way won’t guarantee you there will be no return of these messages.

If you need to delete iPhone SMS messages permanently, please try this software named iMyfone Umate Pro. This awesome software provides you with 3 different levels to delete your iPhone data. All your SMS will be never recovered in any way. Let’s learn how to use this wonderful software, just check How to delete iPhone SMS messages forever.

Permanently way to delete your iPhone SMS messages

  • Step 1. Find and tap the “Messages” app on your iPhone and then click “Edit“. You can move SMS from the right side to the left side one by one and click “Delete”.
  • Step 2. Install and launch iMyfone Umate Pro on your PC. You will need a USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer.
  • Step 3. Select “ERASE DELETED FILES” mode when you see the interface pop up. The software will take some time to detect your phone’s files.
  • Step 4. You should check the “Messages and iMessages” and then Click “Confirm” in order to delete all these SMS permanently on your iPhone.

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The regular way to delete SMS on your iPhone


Delete the whole text conversation

If your iPhone is running iOS 7 or higher version, you can follow this method.

Tap “Messages” app on your phone and then find “Edit” option. You will check those conversions and click the red circle on the left side. After that, tap the “Delete” option which is on the right side.

If your iPhone is running iOS 6 or lower version, you need to do it differently.

After you check the text conversions, just swipe them from left to right side and then tap “Delete” to finish the work.

Delete SMS within a conversion

If your iPhone is running iOS 7 or higher versions, you can follow this method.

Tap the “Messages” app on your phone. Find the text conversation which you want to delete SMS within it. Then, you need to press it long enough until something new pops up, after that, tap “More”.

If your iPhone is running iOS 6 or lower versions, you need to do it differently.

You should tap the “Edit” option and then check those unwanted SMS within your text conversations. You can mark each of those texts on the left side circles and then tap the trash bin which you can find on the bottom.

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