I can't delete 20000 messages.Support

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  1. Merrifield69

    Merrifield69 New Member

    I have 8000 messages in 1 thread,
    7500 messages in another thread,
    and 4800 messages in another thread.

    Whenever i try and send a message now, it takes roughly around 2 minutes to send ONE text message. I think this is because of how many messages i have.

    But the problem is - My phone crashes whenever i try and delete one of these threads. I tried deleting the messages, then leaving it on over night to delete them all, but when i woke up, my phone was just regularly at the home screen with none of the messages deleted.

    How do I delete all these stupid messages?

  2. mwl1119

    mwl1119 Well-Known Member

    1) You text too much.

    2) Try the SMS Eraser from the market

  3. Merrifield69

    Merrifield69 New Member

    I tried it, but whenever i try and delete using SMS Eracer, the screan just goes black, then crashes. =(
  4. iamdamian

    iamdamian New Member

    I had a similar issue with a text holding 5,000 text. It was from a newly ex-girlfriend and didn't want to keep it anymore.

    After a few futile attempts and frustrations,I went under SOUND AND DISPLAY in the SETTINGS and set SCREEN TIMEOUT to NEVER. Clicked delete and left the phone alone. When i came back, the message was deleted.

    Hope that helps for you.
  5. Klarkin3342

    Klarkin3342 New Member

    I am trying the suggestion...same issue..I guess I need to delete more often?
    Does anyone know if there is a way to do a hard re set?
  6. behold_this

    behold_this Well-Known Member


    settings>applications>manage applications>messages>clear data

    that may work
  7. Austin2048

    Austin2048 Active Member

    i have tried different sms deleting apps and none of them will delete the 10,500 message thread i have on my mytouch slide. its slowing down my whole phone. is there a way i can find and delete the sms file if i go through my phone on the computer?
  8. RazoE

    RazoE Well-Known Member

    Gotta do them one by one, once you delete a couple try the whole thread, if it freezes, delete more until it finally goes...
  9. minvike37

    minvike37 New Member

    I use the Handcent SMS app for my text messages. If you go to the list where all your text messages are displayed and press and hold a text message thread, one of the options displayed will be "Force Delete". Click on this option and a small blue convo window pops up in your task bar. If you pull the task bar down, you can view the progress of deleting that thread "Handcent deletion, tap to cancel."

    It goes very very very slowly. As in, it hasn't reached 1/20th of the deletion in 10 mins to delete a 1700 message thread, but if you just leave it be, it'll eventually delete it.

    This is the best option I find. If you simply choose "delete", your phone will likely freeze and crash, and deleting messages one text at a time is ridiculous.

    Also connect your phone to a computer.For some reason this makes it run faster but it still takes awhile depending on how many Text's are in the thread.

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