1. Mitsuhashi80's Avatar
    Hi,

    How do you erase the frequent contact list under Home > Messages > Compose > People > Frequent ?

    Best regards
    12-27-2012 04:23 AM
  2. icebike's Avatar
    I don't see any way to delete that.
    Even deleting all messages from someone leaves them in that list.
    12-28-2012 06:43 PM
  3. Mitsuhashi80's Avatar
    Thanks for your reply. Yep, and I believe is an issue that should be fixed.
    Don't you find it really annoying to have stored somewhere in your phone some phone numbers that you do not want to keep ?
    Have you tried any third party application that could solve this problem ?

    Regards
    01-04-2013 05:13 AM
  4. Bizzle69's Avatar
    I don't see it as a problem, unless you're trying to hide something from someone
    Ry and RawisTheGameHhH like this.
    01-04-2013 09:51 AM
  5. Mitsuhashi80's Avatar
    Hi,

    I see your point but what really bothers me is the fact i cannot control a basic feature in my phone. I don't want to root it, just want to erase some garbage.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Android Central Forums
    01-04-2013 12:49 PM
  6. thomas0612's Avatar
    Are you using a international one x. I'm on att and don't see that option. If you are looking to hide something, save the phone number under someone else's name...

    Sent from my HTC One X using Android Central Forums
    01-04-2013 12:55 PM
  7. Mitsuhashi80's Avatar
    Hi,

    Nope, don't wanna hide anything but the list keep growing and would be nice when i will erase history to include this list as well. Anyway i am losing hope... thanks anyway for all your suggestions.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Android Central Forums
    01-05-2013 04:01 PM
  8. Mitsuhashi80's Avatar
    Btw, i am using an international One X.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Android Central Forums
    01-05-2013 04:02 PM
  9. icebike's Avatar
    Hi,

    Nope, don't wanna hide anything but the list keep growing and would be nice when i will erase history to include this list as well. Anyway i am losing hope... thanks anyway for all your suggestions.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Android Central Forums
    No the list doesn't keep growing. It gets to a certain size then those on the list that you send to less frequently are dropped off.

    It is a dynamic list. Think of it as your top ten list. People you rarely text to will be dropped over time.

    It is there as a convenience, to make it easier for you to find the people you text to most frequently. Getting rid of it is a fool's errand. Learn to use it to your advantage.



    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2
    01-05-2013 04:21 PM
  10. Mitsuhashi80's Avatar
    At first i would agree with you about it but i've certainly sent sms to dozens of different people more than once and guess what, the list is not dynamic at all.

    I will try to exaplain it better: at one point I've composed a message and the recipient seems to be number 07. It is an obvious mistake while i was searching a stored contact. Well that number is still there despite i've used it only once.

    I can live with this feature as long as will reflect the actual usage and not some bogus numbers i cannot get rid off.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Android Central Forums
    01-05-2013 04:54 PM
  11. kygator13's Avatar
    I agree, this needs to be fixed, I'm not a fan of the frequent contacts popping up.

    Sent from my blazing HTC One X+
    Orange & Blue through and through...Go Gators!
    01-05-2013 04:58 PM
  12. icebike's Avatar
    I agree, this needs to be fixed, I'm not a fan of the frequent contacts popping up.

    Sent from my blazing HTC One X+
    Orange & Blue through and through...Go Gators!
    The won't pop up unless you press a 5 or 6 tap sequence.

    Sent from my A700 using Tapatalk HD
    01-06-2013 05:01 PM
  13. bbgy's Avatar
    I dont see how your answer helps? Still unable to delete frequent contacts in sms
    06-07-2013 11:33 AM
  14. stavros george's Avatar
    why dont you just answer the question instead of telling everyone your opinion. i have the same issue....and if i wish to delete the frequent history then i should be able to without having to explain why...what if there is a legitimate reason to delete these numbers ....my case : i was overseas and was texting back to australia and now it remembers the o/s carrier and country code for my oz contact ...which it defaults to when i attempt to reply to a text from my australian contact...so if there is no way to delete it then say so or if you don't know how to delete it then say that.
    08-24-2013 06:10 AM
  15. jaydow11's Avatar
    I completely agree there needs to be an option to delete or even turn off the "frequent" list. I have to keep scrolling down the list in order to actually get the contact I want. Keeps putting in old group messages and one of the numbers isn't even correct anymore....
    09-23-2013 11:40 AM
  16. Daniel Evans1's Avatar
    I believe it is impossible unless you erase all data and this would include deleting any apps etc that you don't want to get rid of, it's annoying.
    10-16-2013 03:08 PM
  17. Vajira Thilakaratne's Avatar
    You can delete that easily if your mobile is rooted. All you have to do is install Titanium Backup. Open it. Then go to the tab marked "backup/restore" and select "Messages x.x.xxx.... (SMS/MMS PREFS)" which is usually highlighted in green color with the stock messages icon. Tap on that and from the next little "window" that opens up, just select "Wipe data" on the top right that is highlighted in Red.
    All the annoying frequent lists will be gone from the stock messaging app but will leave your messages intact.
    Cheers.
    11-25-2013 12:48 PM
  18. FFSRegisterSomeName's Avatar
    Hi
    I have an actual solution to this annoying problem.
    Open a new email as if you are about to originate a new message.
    Go to the three dots in the top right corner, just to the right of the paperclip (attachment) icon.
    See the last option in the resulting pull down menu. It says Delete Frequent - or something to that effect. Select it and voila - problem solved.

    Happiness restored!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    04-28-2014 08:25 PM
  19. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hi
    I have an actual solution to this annoying problem.
    Open a new email as if you are about to originate a new message.
    Go to the three dots in the top right corner, just to the right of the paperclip (attachment) icon.
    See the last option in the resulting pull down menu. It says Delete Frequent - or something to that effect. Select it and voila - problem solved.

    Happiness restored!
    Excellent, thanks for the solution! Was trying to solve this for my wife.

    Posted via Android Central App.
    Please excuse any typos or autocorrect derps.
    10-04-2014 04:18 PM
  20. hoeslayer's Avatar
    For a Nexus6. On your home screen click on the phone icon. You should see Speed dial Recent and contacts. Select speed dial and on top of the page in the upper right hand corner there are 3 dots tap it and the clear frequents. And poof all is well in the universe all frequent contacts in your call and text log are gone.hope it helps.
    02-10-2015 11:33 PM
  21. hoeslayer's Avatar
    On a nexus6. On the phone icon tap it. The you will see speed dial recent and contacts. Tap on speed dial and in the upper right hand corner 3 dots are there. Click on those dots and clear frequents. Poof all is well in the universe all text and calls are gone. Just the frequent ones hope this helps
    02-10-2015 11:40 PM
  22. marchewd's Avatar
    Your trick worked great for emails. However, it didn't delete the text frequent contacts. Have you figured out a way to clear that list too?

    Thanks,
    Dan
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    05-21-2015 12:30 PM
  23. The Henry's Avatar
    For anyone still dealing with this problem. This worked for me. Seems to be where the master Frequents come from. The list quickly repopulated with new (and in the same country as I'm currently in) contacts. It did remove them all across all Gapps including messenger.
    11-04-2015 06:20 PM
  24. moiaussi2201's Avatar
    Hi I do not see that option. I am using HTC one M8
    01-26-2016 06:25 PM
  25. moiaussi2201's Avatar
    I am using HTC M8, does this mean I need to set up a mail account (open new email). I do not see delete frequents in my phone
    01-26-2016 06:27 PM

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