Delete Old Messages problems


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  1. Warrior 3000

    Warrior 3000 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    okay so iv had my sprint hero from day 1 and till this day i CANNOT delete my texts from anyone. if i try, my phone just crashes. my phone is sooo slow and my gf is such a snoop on my phone and i want to delete my texts from other people !!!! i downloaded Delete Old Messages and i always try and delete stuff. ill do like 1 month old. it will try and delete them all, like around 3,000ish and i will leave the phone alone for like 4 hours and only around like 30 will be deleted. =(
     

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  2. V425

    V425 Well-Known Member

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    It might be worth just hard resetting your phone to clear it out
     
  3. Warrior 3000

    Warrior 3000 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i dont wanna loose all my apps and the way my phone is setup tho =(
     
  4. 305Cane

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    have you rebooted and/or uninstalled then reinstalled the app ? try to avoid a hard reset. the app works for me flawlessly. perhaps its something simple keeping it from working. if anything, try deleting from 3 months + instead of 1 month where it may have too many to delete.
     
  5. Warrior 3000

    Warrior 3000 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i just ran the app again. its deleting 1 month old texts and i started it RIGHT when i posted this thread. so it started at 9:05 est time. its not 9:16est time and it says deleting 13578 texts and its at 0% and its deleted 28 texts so far.
     
  6. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

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    Maybe you should start taking a little more care of your phone and not allowing mass texts to stack up to a point where it hinders your phones performance?
     
  7. Warrior 3000

    Warrior 3000 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    well i didn't think this would be a problem. then when i would want to delete texts when they weren't so stacked up i simply couldn't cause every time i tired my phone would just crash from trying.

    its really making me so freaking mad. i cant ever take out my phone when im with people because i have so many texts that are private or i dont want my girl seeing.
     
  8. 305Cane

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    delete fewer texts at a time. when i first used it i was deleting 8k + . the phone takes longer when there are so many to delete.
     
  9. 305Cane

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    its not about taking care of your phone. its about expecting a phone can handle a simple operation like deleting text messages. and when the phone lags and freezes because it cant delete some texts, you are stuck with a non working phone. but are you going to stop texting? probably not. it becomes an endless cycle till you can find the way that actually works.
     
  10. Warrior 3000

    Warrior 3000 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    it casues sooo many problems. when i recive more than 1 text at a time, like if i would to get 4 text messages at once. it takes me about 15 minutes just to freaking go thru each one and clear the notification because it lags SOOO BADLY.

    it really makes me a mad to a point where i just wanna get rid of my hero. =(
     
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    trust me...the issue makes me miss my pre. I love how open and customizable android is. however, web OS is just buttah
     
  12. V425

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    If you're seriously to the point of getting rid of your phone then do a hard reset. Write down your must have apps and make sure your contacts are saved as google contacts. I know it sucks to re-customize everything (I reset my phone for the MMS not downloading problem) but at least for you the hard reset would be a one time thing because your problem can be avoided next time (unlike my problem which keeps coming back, in which case I've decided hard resetting once a month is not worth it)
     
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    when i bought my phone from best buy the girl told me that she had someone come in with around 1000 texts and could not delete them. I guess its something with the phone that if it gets above 1000 you cannot delete them anymore so she warned me to periodically delete my texts which i do anyways cause i hate to see all those names stacked up in there especially if im not texting that person at the time. So just th ought id share that for anyone else who is in danger of getting way up in text messages :eek:
     
  14. V425

    V425 Well-Known Member

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    If you have texts that you really want to save, then a great app is SMS Backup that saves them to your gmail account so that you can delete them from the phone and prevent getting large threads.
     

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