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Old July 21st, 2010, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy URGENT! How to delete history in Skype Mobile

Hello everyone. I have an HTC Droid Incredible and I downloaded the Skype application. Whether I sign out of it, uninstall it, delete my chat history on the Skype program in my PC, etc, my "events" or history on my actual Skype Mobile stays there. It won't show the entire conversation but still shows the last part of the conversation from each contacts I've IM'ed. This is very alarming because those conversations are just piling up under "events". Is not that they show unread. I can choose to "Close" them and they go away temporarily but they show right back up if I sign out and then sign back in. I have deleted all of my browser cookies, uninstalled the app, you name it. But the IM history stays there. Like I said, if I go to my PC and pull up Skype, there is no history there because I cleared it all out. Anyone out there that might have any ideas on how to clear this history would be my guardian angel indeed. Thanks in advance.

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Old May 15th, 2011, 08:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the same problem!!!!! Hasn't anyone provided an answer to this???????
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Old May 15th, 2011, 08:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Have you tried clearing cache and data for under manage applications?
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Same here. So annoyed by it that I am deleting my Skype account and making a new one entirely so I can be sure no history exists. I have sensitive business info on it that I typed on my work computer, and deleted all history and record of, but mobile skype keeps digging it up from somewhere. I didnt even type that on this phone and it grabs it. This tells me Skype is keeping record of all messages and never actually deleting them. Probably through an error in this app, it is grabbing things it shouldn't.

I will no longer use Skype for work, and am quite upset. I consider this a breech of privacy. I hope someone makes a stink over this and lets people know what is going on!
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Do You want to delete, clean, erase or to kill the history on SKYPE?
From the general main menu of your gadget, try this:
Settings / Aplicattions / Admin Aplications / Skype / Delete data.

Y en espaņol para mis amigos paisanos, desde el menu principal de tu dispositivo:
Ajustes / Aplicaciones / Administrar aplicaciones / Skype / Eliminar Datos.

It erase everything except your contacts ok?
Please letme know if his information was useful for you.
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I felt compelled to add to this string simply because I'm wondering how many people actually try and have success with the suggestions for doing things that are posted on this or any other site. Clearing the cache does nothing (well, it did absolutely nothing for me), and deleting data erases contact and profile information on the phone (again, it did it in my case). When either or is done, the message history STILL comes back which leads me to believe that it's being stored on a Skype server somewhere. That message history was not generated by using a home PC or laptop, but by using the mobile Skype app, and so far, I have yet to find a way to delete the message history without it returning. I'm hoping someone out there has actually found a solution that works.
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Follow up: According to the Skype help website, you can't delete message history using the mobile version. Click on the link below.

Delete Skype chat history on HTC with android | Skype Help
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Right on 4ndr01d3. Your reply removed my IMs but of course it made me redo my login and all like a new customer, but did keep my contacts. Thanks.
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Do You want to delete, clean, erase or to kill the history on SKYPE?
From the general main menu of your gadget, try this:
Settings / Aplicattions / Admin Aplications / Skype / Delete data.

Y en espaņol para mis amigos paisanos, desde el menu principal de tu dispositivo:
Ajustes / Aplicaciones / Administrar aplicaciones / Skype / Eliminar Datos.

It erase everything except your contacts ok?
Please letme know if his information was useful for you.
Thanks Bud,

It also works for the Samsung Galaxy S2 exactly as you said...Thx.
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Perfect for me on SGS2
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how to delete skype history from samsung galaxy S2
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Perfect for me on SGS2
not me, I have uninstalled and reinstalled the program cleared cashe and the chat history still remains.. any other sujestions?
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Default clearing skipe history on a sony xpidia phone

first of all i have several computers in my house with skipe on it. well they all have to be set for no history if u forget one with the history on it and the phone is on and both are on skipe ur ending up with the history back on the phone. this is what i think!
i have no problem and it works but its a pain because u have to enter ur password every time u clear the data on the phone. to clear the data just follow on of the entries here in the forum...he, he good there is a spell checker here
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Do You want to delete, clean, erase or to kill the history on SKYPE?
From the general main menu of your gadget, try this:
Settings / Aplicattions / Admin Aplications / Skype / Delete data.

Y en espaņol para mis amigos paisanos, desde el menu principal de tu dispositivo:
Ajustes / Aplicaciones / Administrar aplicaciones / Skype / Eliminar Datos.

It erase everything except your contacts ok?
Please letme know if his information was useful for you.
Been wondering about how to delete skype messages for a while, however it was never that important for me to delete. Thanks for your info. It worked.
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Yep I have the same problem too...! Unable to delete Skype history...!! Deleted the Skype data & lost my contacts...! So annoyed... On PC it's so easy to delete Skype history but on mobile Skype app its unable to delete history...! Any suggestions are welcome... Thanks
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Thanks Bud,

It also works for the Samsung Galaxy S2 exactly as you said...Thx.
it works for SonyEricson WT19i. and it works for other chatware like ebuddy and imo too.

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Do You want to delete, clean, erase or to kill the history on SKYPE?
From the general main menu of your gadget, try this:
Settings / Aplicattions / Admin Aplications / Skype / Delete data.

Y en espaņol para mis amigos paisanos, desde el menu principal de tu dispositivo:
Ajustes / Aplicaciones / Administrar aplicaciones / Skype / Eliminar Datos.

It erase everything except your contacts ok?
Please letme know if his information was useful for you.
thank you! it worked on my galaxy note 2. i've been clearing my history in my pc and closing the recent history just to remove the history but it keeps coming back. i tried this, wala, history is gone after i logged back in. thanks!!!
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Not working on my Galaxy S3 by clearing cache AND data... this is pretty ridiculous
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Blame MS. They are switching:
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hi dear
my phone is huawei 300
and i cannot clear my history
with pc i set to save no history
but in my phone all conversation is remaind
i clear all application data but history not be cleaned
pls help me


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Skype Mobile pulls the history from Skype's servers. So even clearing data, removing and re-installing Skype will not delete it. Because I see history in Skype Mobile from messages I done on my computers as well, and there's no way that I can see to clear it either. Yup, blame Microsoft. In the absence of any fix, be careful what you say, that's very much it I think.
Despite the original premise, Skype is NOT private, government spooks can have full access to everything.
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