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    Default Old text messages being hidden/deleted automatically??

    Hey everyone.

    Earlier I was on my Note 2 scrolling through my text message history with a certain individual to get some information that I needed, but forgot. When I went back, it showed that the earliest message shown was Feb 6th. However I've been texting this person since mid January when I got this phone and have not deleted any text messages since then. I'm not sure if these older messages are hidden or if Touchwiz is deleting them.

    Can someone please clarify and help assist?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Old text messages being hidden/deleted automatically??

    Check your settings under messaging. The stock setting for messages is 200. you can up it to hold it more or not have it delete them until you do it manually
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    Thanks, I found it! Didn't know Samsung was doing that.
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    Use google voice. Save texts forever.
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    I have always been curious and I'm not being facetious,,, why do people want to save text messages?


    Note 2, it's true, ,size is everything!
    love my evo.
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    I was going though a nasty custody battle with the ex. We only communicated via texts. She said some pretty damaging things (to her case). It was great that I could show the judge the texts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDHarleydad View Post
    I was going though a nasty custody battle with the ex. We only communicated via texts. She said some pretty damaging things (to her case). It was great that I could show the judge the texts!
    Ahhhh,, very smart.

    Note 2, it's true, ,size is everything!
    love my evo.
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    how does one go about using the google voice to save texts???
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    Default Re: Old text messages being hidden/deleted automatically??

    I believe you need to setup a voice account for your gmail account, then you should have an option to merge your voicemail/gvoice accounts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zmann View Post
    I have always been curious and I'm not being facetious,,, why do people want to save text messages?


    Note 2, it's true, ,size is everything!

    Saving old texts has pulled my rear out of the fire on a number of occasions where I could prove I told someone something or that they told me something. Just "saved" myself $$$ on a refinancing deal last week because I was able to pull up an old text message
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    Default THIS SUCKS!! Not Deleting Old Messages should be the DEFAULT Option!

    This sucks! Why don't they tell us these things in advance or leave it set by default to NOT DELETE old messages by default!! I really need to get to an old text! Is there anyway to get it back please????

    Thanks to anyone who can help!
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    Hi all

    I didnt know there was a limit set and that it selects automatically to delete - does this mean if i up the limit now its too late? i really need to retreive an old message that i havent selected to delete - please can anyone help?

    Lisa
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    Hi All,

    Did anyone ever get an answer as to how to retrieve automatically deleted texts?
    I also got caught out by this default and now desperately require my texts back. Im about to go to court and will end up with nothing without the necessary evidence.
    Any help would be truly appreciated.

    Sam
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    I'm going to have to ask the same question... It looks like if you root the phone maybe you can mount the whole volume then scan it. But what a HUGE pain just to get automatically deleted, yet vital texts... BS!
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    Where does the delete messages and logs recorded?
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    Where does deleted messages and Logs get recorded in Samsung S3???
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    Quote Originally Posted by bawalker View Post
    Hey everyone.

    Earlier I was on my Note 2 scrolling through my text message history with a certain individual to get some information that I needed, but forgot. When I went back, it showed that the earliest message shown was Feb 6th. However I've been texting this person since mid January when I got this phone and have not deleted any text messages since then. I'm not sure if these older messages are hidden or if Touchwiz is deleting them.

    Can someone please clarify and help assist?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Old text messages being hidden/deleted automatically??

    Hi I was wondering if when you looked in this area you were looking in the call history section where it shows text messages?

    In my call history area it is showing that from a certain date and previous there are no text messages. Do you know if when a text is deleted it is them removed from the call log area as well?

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