Delete Individual SMS Messages On iOS

Delete Individual SMS Messages On iOS

Deleting a conversation on iOS is easy, but deleting an individual SMS message from a thread requires a bit more work. Here’s how to do it.

Select the individual message you want to delete by long-pressing on it. This should bring up a “Copy More…” menu. Select More and that message will be checked. Check any additional messages you want to delete and select Delete All.

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  • What?? This is actually a thing?

    I thought it was like friends on Facebook – you delete the whole friend, not just their annoying traits.

  • Um, those instructions are inaccurate.

    The title refers to deleting an individual message, but the instructions refer to Delete All. In order to delete a single message in a conversation user has to tap the trash can icon which appears at the bottom after selecting one (or more) message(s).

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