Saving storage by auto deleting old conversations

Apple iPhone 8 on iOS 16.0.0

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Deleting old messages is a good way to save storage space. Many devices have the option to delete messages after they are a certain amount of days old. Other devices will limit the number of messages that can be stored on the device.

  1. Step 1/5

    From the Home screen, tap Settings.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  2. Step 2/5

    Scroll to and tap Messages.

    The indicator is in the center.
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    Scroll to and tap Keep Messages.

    The indicator is in the center.
  4. Step 4/5

    Select your preferred message history duration.

    Note: If necessary, tap Delete to remove any messages older than your new selection.

    The indicator is towards the top.
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