How to Delete a Picture Message from an iPhone

Picture messages that are sent to or from your iPhone are show in the conversation in the Messages app on the device. But occasionally these messages might contain content that you do not want someone else with access to your iPhone to see, so you might wish to delete it.

You may already know how to delete an entire message conversation, but it is also possible to delete individual messages, including picture messages. Our guide below will show you how to delete a picture message on your iPhone, while leaving the rest of the conversation intact.

 

Deleting a Picture Message from an iPhone 6

The steps below were written using an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8. However, these steps will also work for other devices and iOS versions.

 

Step 1: Open the Messages app.

open the messages app

 

 

Step 2: Locate the picture message that you want to delete, tap and hold it, then select the More option.

select the more option

 

 

Step 3: Confirm that the circle to the left of the picture message has a check in it, then tap the trash can icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen.

touch the trash icon

 

 

Step 4: Tap the Delete Message button to delete the message from your device.

tap the delete message button

 

 

Do you need to clear up some space on your iPhone? This guide will show you some common areas to look for items that might be taking up a lot of your storage.

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