Save iPhone Storage #2: Messages

In this article we will tell you how to use default applications to minimize storage usage on your device.

Settings

Keep Messages

Here you can specify how long do you want to store your messages: 30 days, year or always (default option). So, if you use your iPhone for general purpose, you can use 30 days.

 Audio and Video messages expiring


Specifies time for your audio and video messages to be deleted. There are 2 options only: after 2 minutes & never. If you frequently send or receive audio and video messages, we recommend to turn on auto deletion,

Delete History and Media Files

Manually remove messages

In this case we will not recommend you to delete all messages. Probably, some of them could be important or sensitive. But it’s better to look though your messages, a hundred to one you have lots of messages from different services: food delivery services, taxi, various sales, etc. As well there can be messages that are no longer valuable to you. So just delete them.

To delete simply go to Messages and swipe left near a contact. In appeared menu click “Delete”.

Delete media attachments from messages

To delete media files:

  1. Go to Messages.
  2. Go to a specific contact.
  3. In right top corner click Details.
  4. After contact details you can see media files you’ve exchanged.
  5. Pinch on a photo or video.
  6. Choose option more..
  7. After you can select media files by a single tap.

Bonus: Save a lot amount of space on your iPhone with interPhotos

interPhotos – is a free unique application. It can find and delete photos and videos on your iPhone if they are already saved on your Mac.

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