How to Delete Messages in iOS 10

Summary

This post tells you how to correctly delete unwanted messages after you update your iPhone iPad to iOS 10 or iOS 10.1.

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Nov. 08, 2016

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After updating to iOS 10 or iOS 10.1, you may have found there is almost no space on your old iPhone or iPad for downloading new apps, images and songs. To free up space in iOS 10, it’s a good idea to get rid of your unwanted and useless messages threads. And in this post, in order to help you correctly remove messages with its attached images and emojis, we offer some basic methods, which we think could be also helpful for upcoming iOS 10.2 or iOS 10.3.

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How to Remove Messages in iOS 10

Normally, we can run Messages app and swipe left one message conversation to remove the messages conversation. But it’s hard to delete multiple messages threads in this method because you have to delete messages one by one. So you’d better tap "Edit" on the corner, select the conversations that you want to get rid of and then delete them.

How to Delete Messages in iOS 10/10.1 - 1

How to Delete Messages in iOS 10/10.1 - 1

Besides tapping "Edit" to delete multiple messages, iOS 10 offers you the way to automatically delete old messages on iOS devices. By going to Settings > Messages > MESSAGE HISTORY, you can tap Forever and select 30 Days or 1 Year to delete messages and messages attachments older than 30 days or one year.

How to Delete Messages in iOS 10/10.1 - 2

How to Delete Messages in iOS 10/10.1 - 2

Of course, there are some professional iPhone cleaners that you can use to delete messages. For example, you can download PhoneClean to your computer, and use its Privacy Clean feature to quickly remove messages on your iPhone. Below are the steps using PhoneClean to delete messages in iOS 10.

Step 1. Run PhoneClean, connect your iPhone to computer and go to Privacy Clean. Click Scan button to get messages on your iPhone.

How to Delete Messages in iOS 10 with PhoneClean – Step 1

How to Delete Messages in iOS 10 with PhoneClean – Step 1

Step 2. Click "Review Details" under Sensitive Data to select you unwanted messages. After selecting, just go back to the main page.

How to Delete Messages in iOS 10 with PhoneClean – Step 2

How to Delete Messages in iOS 10 with PhoneClean – Step 2

Step 3. Click "Clean" button to delete selected messages. Besides, you can click "Review Details" under Secure Cleanup to check whether there are some deleted messages found by PhoneClean. You can select them and permanently delete them from your device

How to Delete Messages in iOS 10 with PhoneClean – Step 3

How to Delete Messages in iOS 10 with PhoneClean – Step 3

The Bottom Line

Besides deleting messages, there are some other tutorials you may like to free up iOS 10 or speed up your iOS 10 or iOS 10.1. If you have some good ideas on how to remove delete messages on iOS devices, you can share them on the comment section. And if you mistakenly deleted some text messages in iOS 10, you can refer the post How to Recover Deleted Messages in iOS 10.

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