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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bryston, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. bryston

    bryston Active Member
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    I have about 6,000+ text messages on my phone that won't delete.. every time I try to delete them the phone will just freeze up. I've tried using an application to try and delete them but it was very time consuming as well as deleting one by one. I'm wondering if there is any other solutions to help resolve my issue and I'm also wondering if any of you other Eris users are experiencing this problem or not..

    Thanks.
     

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  2. bryston

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  3. AdrianC14

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    I usually delete mine when it gets around 200-500 and have no problems. But I have heard of other Eris users having problems with deleting 1k+ text messages.
     
  4. Chimpie

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    My guess is that it's freezing up because it's trying to delete so many at once.

    My advice... go sit in front of the tv for an hour and start deleting them one by one or in groups.
     
  5. Absolutely right.

    Just take your time and delete in groups, then never let that many accumulate again, if you can.
     
  6. OfTheDamned

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    There is a thread in here someplace that talks about the same problem and possible solutions. Try searching for "text messages". The only quick method of deletion that I can think of is a factory reset, but I doubt you want to do that.

    I would also like to point out, in case you are new to forum life, that it is considered a little rude to bump your own thread after 3 minutes without a reply. This is a community, not a help desk.
     
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  7. bryston

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    Yeah I'm highly thinking about the factory reset. But the problem I'm having is that one of my threads has 6,000 in it..
     
  8. formerflyboy

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    @bryston: Dude! 6000+ messages in a thread? Wasn't your Eris dragging?

    @OfTheDamned: Is that really you in your profile pic?
     
  9. jreed2560

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    oh boy.....:rolleyes:
     
  10. bryston

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    @formerflyboy what do you mean by dragging?
     
  11. lgldrgdlr

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    I'm guessing he means moving like a snail with all those messages
     
  12. bjanow

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    Come on, you're shitting us right?
     
  13. ChiTownJim

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    That's a lot of texts I don't even do that many texts in a month haha
     
  14. formerflyboy

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    What? I'm just curious. I like the pic, just wondered if it is really her or what...is there something I'm
    not aware of?
     
  15. Is it possible to access the text messages while the phone is plugged into the computer? If so, delete them from the computer and restart the phone.
     
  16. ksigh

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    well, my personal experience.. this is what i did because i had alot of texts to delete..

    before going to sleep, i went and put my screen to timeout never.. plugged it in, and then went to delete the largest text message thread.. and i left it alone. when i woke up it was gone. i used to get frustrated deleting so many, but then i learned to get rid of them before they get out of hand. hope i help.
     
  17. smacky

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    Does it dress like a woman on weekends and put on a peep show on the corner of 91st and Madison?

    No, it isn't. Tons of guys have asked her that.
     
  18. Ryobi

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    yea, the Eris kinda sux. It will suck less with the so called 2.1 OTA promise from VW.

    Incredible or N1 to the rescue.
     
  19. TheSultan

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    Couple things. I delete all my texts at the end of the day, because I know if they add up too far, it takes a long time....some proactive thinking may help this. Also, if you bump your own thread after 3 minutes, I'm thinking that is indicative of not having patience. Maybe the phone is taking a normal amount of time (we all experience that) and you want it to happen faster.

    All in all, your Eris doesn't suck.
     
  20. Caddyman

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  21. textstev

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    Or just go to settings -> manage applications -> Messages -> Delete Data

    and that should clear all your texts I think.
     
  22. Slugdoc

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    You must not have been to 91st & Madison lately. Not peep show territory.
     
  23. smacky

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    No, it doesn't.



    Simply highlight everything and click delete. Just let your phone sit there. It'll go through a few force close options, just choose "wait" and let it do its thing. After a while, they will be gone.

    I had about 2,000 to delete once and it took about 15-20 minutes of a frozen screen, but in the end, it got them all.


    I usually clear every 400 or so now.
     
  24. Caddyman

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    good info smacky
     
  25. jamestown

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    jesus how many text do you think this phone was going to hold! i bet it took you like ten minutes to find a contact to send your 6001 message to. are you kidding. you need to clear out your all text message and call history every day and then every time you touch a app your phone will be more responsive. FYI
     

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