Last updated on June 5th, 2023 at 03:00 pm
Freeing up space on your iPhone 5 is something that we have discussed here a lot.
It is a big problem after you have started installing a lot of apps and downloaded movies, TV shows, and music, so it’s good to know some easy places to look when your iPhone starts running out of available storage space.
One way to clear up some space is to delete text messages, particularly those that contain a lot of large images. But individually deleting a lot of text messages can be a hassle, so Apple offers an option to delete an entire text message conversation on the iPhone 5.
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Delete All Text Messages with One Person on the iPhone 5
I don’t do a lot of video or picture messaging, so freeing up space isn’t a primary concern of mine when I’m deleting text messages. But I do get a lot of group text messages, and I have mistakenly texted a group of people many times when I thought I was texting an individual person. This is the main reason that I frequently delete text message conversations.
Step 1: Launch the Messages app.
Step 2: Scroll to the name of the person that is associated with the conversation you want to delete.
Step 3: Tap the Edit button at the top-left corner of the screen.
Step 4: Tap the red circle to the left of the conversation that you want to delete.
Step 5: Tap the Delete button.
Step 6: Tap the Done button at the top-left corner of the screen to exit the Edit screen.
Now that you know how to delete an entire text message conversation on your iPhone 5, you can use this to clean up the Messages app and remove old or unwanted text conversations.
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You can also learn how to delete an individual text message if you don’t want to get rid of an entire conversation.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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