Occasionally you may receive a text message that was meant for someone else or a text message that contains important or personal information.
If someone else ever looks at your iPhone and you don’t want them to see that information, then you may be looking for a way to delete it.
There are simple ways to delete entire text message conversations, but this can be less than ideal, especially if that text message conversation includes information that you need later, such as an address, a birthday or a password.
So you need to find a way to delete only that individual text message, but keep the rest of the text message conversation on your phone. Luckily this is something that you can do in iOS 7 by following the steps below.
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Delete Specific Text Messages on the iPhone 5 Instead of an Entire Conversation
Once you confirm that you want to delete a single text message from your iPhone 5, that text is gone for good. So before you touch that Delete Message button, make sure that you are comfortable with losing the information that was in that text. Once you are sure, you can follow the steps below to remove an individual text message from the Messages app on the iPhone 5.
Step 1: Open the Messages app.
Step 2: Select the text message conversation containing the individual text message that you want to delete.
Step 3: Tap and hold your finger on the text message that you want to delete, then touch the More button. That text message will now have a check mark to the left of it.
Step 4: Touch the trash can icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Step 5: Touch the Delete Message button at the bottom of the screen to remove the message from your phone.
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Now that you know how to delete individual text messages on an iPhone, you can use these steps to remove messages in conversations that you don’t want to see.
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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.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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