Deleting 6000 texts
i have a t-mobile mytouch 3g slide. well, i've started texting my girlfriend day and night; in fact i have racked up over 6000 messages just on her. it would be more but i had deleted about 1000 due to terrible lag.
i want to know what is the fastest way to delete all of the messages. i've downloaded a few apps that were rated 4-5 stars and tried them out. "sms cleaner" deletes about 100 messages in an about an hour or two but then crashes. i really need help and anything will be much appreciated
oh yes, i keep losing reception every 5-10 minutes...could this be because of the lag?
- 11-03-2010, 08:12 AM #2
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- 11-03-2010, 11:48 AM #4
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if you have the stock messaging app, just go to the main messaging screen where you will see the list of conversations you are having/have had with your friends. longpress a conversation, "delete"--then answer yes to the prompt about deleting locked text messages. it may take a few seconds/minutes---but it works. i did mine (933 texts cleared in about 2 minutes) and had to reboot the phone to get it to function again.
i understand this isn't the fastest, per say, but its without the necessity of downloading Another app to perform the same function.
- 11-03-2010, 02:53 PM #5
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- 11-03-2010, 06:12 PM #10
These are a few of the tips from the Getting Started with Android - Tips and Tricks, Messaging Tips and Tricks section:
Keep Your Messages Cleaned Out To Keep Your Phone Running Well
If you have many messages on your phone, your Messages app can run slowly as it constantly digs through them all. Too many messages and your whole phone may become slow. You can set the Messages app to automatically delete old messages in a thread. Tap Menu > Settings > Delete Old Message ON and set your Text Message Limit to 100 messages or whatever you like. Some set this to 0 so that there are no old messages to be found.
Manually Delete Messages
- To delete one message, long press then tap delete
- To lock a message so that it is not deleted, press for 1 second > Lock
- To delete all messages in a conversation, tap Menu > Delete > OK
- 11-03-2010, 09:34 PM #12
Don't root just for this though. As suggested, you can delete the entire thread by long pressing on the thread entry in the messaging app main window. Might take a few hours though
i'm kinda new to the android family lol. i did the "deleting the entire thread" but my phone freezes up and it makes no progress. that's why i wanted to do this process. thanks anyway