How to Delete Messages from Spotlight Search History without Resetting

Summary

When you delete messages from iPhone, it is still viewable in Spotlight Search. Read this tutorial to know how to delete messages from Spotlight Search completely.

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Sept. 02, 2015

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Download PhoneClean to clean up trashes, junk files and unwanted data from iPhone after reading this guide on how to delete messages from Spotlight Search.

Many iPhone users have noticed that when they delete some messages, the conversations don't actually get deleted, because when they doing search in Spotlight, messages discarded still be there.

Deleting messages from Spotlight Search can be particularly important for it’s an essential way to protect your privacy from leaks. So, how to delete messages in your Spotlight search history for good? Some articles tell you that resetting or syncing your iPhone can help clear the Spotlight history. Actually, it’s not. Here we will show you how to delete messages from Spotlight Search without resetting iPhone.

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Part 1. A General Way to Delete Messages from Spotlight Search History

Step 1. Tap Settings > Click General > Choose Spotlight Search > Uncheck Messages.

How to Delete Messages from Spotlight Search History

How to Delete Messages from Spotlight Search History

Step 2. Turn iPhone off and wait for a while > Back to turn on > Repeat this operation previous for 3 or more times.

Step 3. Go back to step 1 > Check Messages > Try to search in spotlight to check whether messages deleted or not.

Part 2. How to Delete Spotlight Search Messages with PhoneClean

Some users find that the first option doesn’t work well, that’s why we offer you a second option. To quickly clean up spotlight search messages, an iPhone Cleaning Tool PhoneClean is needed. It helps clean up messages, junk files, cookies, call history and more permanently from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. With PhoneClean, you can easily delete all messages on iPhone completely, and the messages won’t appear in Spotlight Search.

Download PhoneClean to Start Taking a Tour >

Step 1. Launch PhoneClean > Connect your iPhone > Choose Privacy Clean.

How to Delete Spotlight Search Messages – Step 1

How to Delete Spotlight Search Messages – Step 1

Step 2. After the scan is over, double click Secure Cleanup to view the deleted messages on your iPhone. Choose the conversations you want to delete, and then back to the result page.

How to Delete Spotlight Search Messages with PhoneClean – Step 2

How to Delete Spotlight Search Messages with PhoneClean – Step 2

Step 3. Click the Clean button to delete messages in Spotlight Search.

How to Delete Spotlight Search Messages – Step 3

How to Delete Messages in Spotlight Search with PhoneClean – Step 3

The Bottom Line

Besides deleting messages from iPhone Spotlight Search safely, PhoneClean is also good at clearing junk files from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Download it to have a try now. You can leave a comment or send us an email if you have any problems when using PhoneClean.

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