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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Southpaw72, Aug 17, 2021.

  1. Southpaw72

    Southpaw72 Lurker
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    I've looked thru my device, and searched the web for answers. Even on my 10 year old Samsung I could delete old texts by either limiting the number of texts to a maximum number, or by a given amount of time, like 1 month for example. Is it not possible to do this on my P30 Pro? Thank you very much.

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  2. olbriar


    I know nothing about your phone. Doing a quick search it seems that your stock app is pretty basic in nature. Have you considered using another app? I'm sure that if you have an interest you will find many available with full features and custom settings. I use Samsung's stock app for texting so I really don't have one to suggest or recommend. Many here will have suggestions for an app that will allow you to limit your past texts.
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  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Yes, this is a common feature on many SMS apps, especially third-party apps, and if the built-in app doesn't do what you want you should not settle for it (there's nothing special about a manufacturer's SMS app).

    I don't use this feature, but as examples Textra (my current default SMS app) lets you set a maximum number of messages to keep (per conversation, separate limits for SMS and MMS), while QKSMS (which I used recently) lets you auto-delete messages above a certain age. The stock app on my phone (Google's Messages app) does not have this feature, but having few options is typical for Google apps (one reason I replace almost all of them).
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