Step 1: Open the Messages App
To delete text messages on iPhone 5s, you need to open the Messages app. This app comes pre-installed on your iPhone and is represented by a green speech bubble icon. Tap on the icon to open the app.
Step 2: Choose the Conversation
Once you have opened the Messages app, you will see a list of conversations. Tap on the conversation that you want to delete.
Step 3: Delete Individual Messages
To delete individual messages, swipe left on the message that you want to delete. This will reveal a red “Delete” button. Tap on this button to delete the message.
Step 4: Delete Entire Conversations
To delete entire conversations, swipe left on the conversation that you want to delete. This will reveal a red “Delete” button. Tap on this button to delete the entire conversation.
Step 5: Confirm Deletion
After tapping on the “Delete” button, a confirmation message will appear. This message will ask you to confirm if you want to delete the message or conversation. Tap on “Delete” to confirm the deletion.
Step 6: Repeat the Process
Repeat the process for any other messages or conversations that you want to delete.
Step 7: Clear Deleted Messages
Deleted messages are not permanently removed from your iPhone. To permanently clear deleted messages, go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage > Messages. From here, you can choose to “Offload Unused Apps,” which will clear all deleted messages from your iPhone.
- Q: Will deleting text messages free up space on my iPhone 5s?
- A: Yes, deleting text messages will free up space on your iPhone 5s.
- Q: Can I delete multiple conversations at once?
- A: No, you can only delete conversations one at a time.
- Q: Will deleting a conversation delete all of the messages in that conversation?
- A: Yes, deleting a conversation will delete all of the messages in that conversation.
- Q: Can I retrieve deleted text messages?
- A: No, once text messages are deleted, they cannot be retrieved.
- Q: Will deleting text messages delete them from all of my devices?
- A: No, deleting text messages will only delete them from the device that you are currently using.