1. Sincs's Avatar
    Anyone know how to delete an image that you have added as the background for the stock sms app?

    I went into 'sms - settings - background style' and added a photo as the background. Then I decided I didn't want it as a background so changed it to one of the stock ones. However, the photo that I added is still in the list of backgrounds I can choose and I can't see a way to delete it.

    Any ideas??
    01-05-2013 12:20 PM
  2. GSDer's Avatar
    Offhand I'm guessing that the easiest way would be to delete the actual photo/image from your phone. You may be able to fool it by simply using a File Manager to rename the picture; or you could move it to a different directory and once it disappears from the list you could move it back.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
    01-05-2013 11:26 PM
  3. Sincs's Avatar
    Offhand I'm guessing that the easiest way would be to delete the actual photo/image from your phone. You may be able to fool it by simply using a File Manager to rename the picture; or you could move it to a different directory and once it disappears from the list you could move it back.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
    I already tried this but the problem is that when selecting a photo for use as a background in sms it asks you to crop it and then it creates a new image specifically for the background. I've looked for this new image but can't find it anywhere.
    01-06-2013 04:20 AM
  4. mk3killer's Avatar
    all right here is how you delete it. go to settings> application manager> you will see 3 tabs "downloaded, running, and all" go to all> go to messaging> then clear data> then force stop

    problem solve!

    PS: i have samsung galaxy note 2 jelly bean 4.1.1
    02-23-2013 03:03 PM
  5. Mark Love's Avatar
    There's a really easy was to do this. Pick a different picture. It overwrites the cropped file.
    p.s. don't put porn on there and you won't be so worried about deleting it. ;-)

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    See below for low tech solution.
    06-04-2013 03:26 PM
  6. Kotler's Avatar
    all right here is how you delete it. go to settings> application manager> you will see 3 tabs "downloaded, running, and all" go to all> go to messaging> then clear data> then force stop

    problem solve!

    PS: i have samsung galaxy note 2 jelly bean 4.1.1
    Thank you very much, this worked.
    But it also cleared some of my setting too.....Not a big deal
    07-28-2013 11:50 AM
  7. Ginzo1210's Avatar
    Worked like a charm on a S7!

    Thank you very much, this worked.
    But it also cleared some of my setting too.....Not a big deal
    04-28-2016 02:38 PM

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