How to Delete a Picture from a Text Message Conversation on an iPhone

You can send pictures to your contacts via the Messages app on your iPhone, allowing for a simple way for friends and family to share images with one another. All that is required is for MMS messaging to be enabled on your device, and for you to have a cellular plan that allows for MMS messages to be sent.

But pictures that are sent via text message can take up space on your device, or they may be pictures that you do not want to see every time you open up the conversation on your phone. Rather than deleting the entire conversation, however, you can elect to simply delete that single picture message from the conversation. The tutorial below will show you how to remove a picture from a conversation in the Messages app by completing just a few simple steps.


Deleting Picture Messages in Conversations on an iPhone

The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.3.

Note that deleting the picture will only remove it from the conversation on your device. The other person or people in the conversation will still be able to see the picture.


Step 1: Tap the Messages icon.

open the messages app



Step 2: Select the conversation containing the picture that you wish to delete.


Step 3: Tap and hold the picture that you wish to delete, then touch the More button.

click the more button



Step 4: Tap the circle to the left of the picture so that it is checked (as in the image below), then tap the trash can icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen.

select the picture, then tap the trash can



Step 5: Tap the Delete Message button to confirm that you wish to delete it.

touch the delete message button



Is there a picture message that you received via text message, and you would like to save it to your phone? This article will show you the steps to follow in order to save a picture this way. newsletter

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