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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cableguynoe, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Well-Known Member
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    Maybe this has been discussed, but i don't remember reading it.

    I've been clearing out my cache regularly to free up memory. But it never occurred to me to delete MMS messages.
    I just freed up 10 MB of internal memory by deleting MMS messages.
    I deleted entire threads, and in some cases, individual MMS messages (pictures and videos), because i didn't want to loose the whole thread.

    I know there are apps for deleting SMS messages, Delete Old Messages, AutoDeleteSMS, etc., but i have not found one for MMS.( If you know of one, please share:D).
    These messages will stay there and hog internal memory.

    So now this is one more thing i will do regularly to maintain my eris in tip top shape. Well worth it IMO.
     

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  2. Android noob

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    Do just regular SMS messages slow down your phone too? I have about 10K in my inbox right now...
     
  3. jreed2560

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    :eek:you...have 10,000 ...msgs? ...in...your inbox ....right now? wow. Yeah you're in for a treat deleting those. Yes they will slow your phone down. Just be patient because when you delete them its going to take a long time.:eek:
     
  4. jreed2560

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    this is a habit I've had since I had an old flip phone. As soon as I get a MMS, I make the decision right then to either save or delete it. If I want to keep it, I save it to the sd and delete the message. Or I just skip straight to deleting it. Either way I don't let those douches sit around a be all douchey!
     
  5. isherwood

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    +1.

    You might try the "dial" feature on occasion. :D
     
  6. Android noob

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    Yup, 10,896 to be exact :) whats the best way to delete them?
     
  7. Android noob

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    I haven't had much lag though with texting and stuff like that though... So I don't know if I should delete them. Would it really speed up my phone by alot?
     
  8. roscuthiii

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    Best way, I'm guessing, is to delete by thread. I'd also suggest bringing along a good book or maybe a miniseries collection on dvd to watch... it may be a while.
     
  9. lilbballer27

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    If you tried deleting them by thread like that the phone would just lag and FC the messaging app. I honestly have never let my sms number get about 250 and I try and delete those and call log every night.
     
  10. cableguynoe

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    Get an app called Delete Old Messages.
    Start deleting messages that are over 6 months, then 5... And so on. That way you delete a little at a time
     
  11. Android noob

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    Well wish me luck then haha... I tried deleting a hundred before and it took forever... each thread is about 1000+ texts.. so this should be a blast.
     
  12. scary alien

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    How about this? (this might be faster):

    1. Root the phone
    2. Take phone inside a walk-in freezer
    3. Overclock to some insanely high MHz
    4. Delete your messages in no time!

    :D [sorry, I couldn't resist this one] :D
     
  13. SyDTRaKKeD

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    You have to use DeleteOldMessages manually whenever you want to delete messages.
    There is a paid version that lets it automatically delete after a set amount of time.

    AutoDeleteSMS is free and it automatically deletes messages after your set amount of time.
     

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