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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wicked1, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. wicked1

    wicked1 Well-Known Member
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    Ok this is starting to piss me off, I have over 10K messages, and it will not let me delete them?

    I have been reading the only way to get rid of them is by resetting the phone to factory default? Is there anyway to back up all the stuff I purchased or am I hosed?

    Is there an app that will delete them all at once, I do not care if I lose all my SMS msgs, but I really do not wish to reset the phone?

    Any Help would be appreciated:eek:
     

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  2. MrChips

    MrChips Active Member
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    Your purchased programs will be remembered when you go to download them again.
     
  3. kushdoctor

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    Try the app "Delete Old Messages" or the paid version "Message Cleanup". Delete Old Messages worked for me when my phone would not delete my sms messages when i had 1,000. Since then I've never let them pile up.
     
  4. hallstevenson

    hallstevenson Well-Known Member
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    Try this app, SMS Backup & Restore:
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    It has an option to delete all SMS messages on phones.
     
  5. cableguynoe

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    I would go with Delete old Messages.

    On the first run delete messages over 6 months old, then 3 months, and so on til you get them all.
    that way you're not deleting too many at once and possibly freeze the app or something like that,
     
  6. alprazolam

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    I use the combo of sms backup and restore and delete old messages. I just like to backup all of my messages, but I don't want to delete them all at once. Delete old messages lets me delete all messages over a week or two old. That keeps my messages trimmed down, but also allows me to keep recent conversations for reference.

    On 10K messages, Delete Old Messages is going to take quite some time to do its thing. I recommend that you set it when you aren't going to be using your phone for an hour or so. Maybe when you put it on charge at night.
     
  7. SirEagle

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    I've never understood way someone would let that many accumulate.
     
  8. JrzDroid

    JrzDroid Well-Known Member
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    Delete old messages
     
  9. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Well-Known Member
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    If coming from a dumbphone... those auto delete when they reach their max... which is usually like 300. Too bad smartphones cant dumb down sometimes:D
     
  10. Demache

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    My old dumbphone didn't have autodelete. And it had a capacity of 40 messages (good thing I'm not big on texting). It would just keep asking me to clear my messages if I had one waiting to be received.

    The stock Android messaging app does have auto-delete BTW. I have no idea why HTC removed that feature.
     
  11. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Well-Known Member
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    40? lol... that's either really old or really crappy.

    Yes, now I recall that initially it asks to delete messages once it would get full. But i always found an auto delete option in the settings.
     
  12. Demache

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    Its was a RAZR, so old and crappy fit the description. ;)
     
  13. hallstevenson

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    Easy, they don't want to be responsible for a customer losing an "important" text.
     
  14. somohapian

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    That is just so bloody cool. I can't get over being able to just scan an app into the phone. LOL.
     
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  15. erisuser1

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    Has anyone else noticed that if you bought an Eris on drop day (Nov 6 '09), you would need to have about 50 texts/day every day since then in order to accumulate 10,000 texts?

    Kids these days! :D
     
  16. JrzDroid

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    50 texts a day to accumulate 10,000?
    i guess i would be about around 30,000 then
     
  17. Podivin

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    From what I've seen in some posts about how much people text, 50 texts is what some of them will do before lunch (or breakfast even). If I get to 50 in a month it's been a BIG month, but I'm from the generation that will use a phone as a phone and actually TALK to someone... :)
     
  18. reidd

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    If you think 50 is a big month, read THIS and tell me that 50 is a big number haha.
     
  19. cmajpwc

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    I actually use SMS Cleaner Free. It has by day or month delete options, and it has all those options for free, unlike Delete Old Messages, which in the free version I believe only allowed past 6 months. I average about 150 texts sent and received a day, so I usually go in and delete my messages from the past day or two so I have a few messages from the last day or so in there. I don't know why, but I just don't want to delete EVERYTHING at once, but that's just me.
     
  20. JrzDroid

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    how about a bunch of us try to break that text messaging record?
     
  21. pkopalek

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    I like 'Delete Old Messages' from market, because you actually get a PROGRESS BAR telling you how far it is.

    No guessing on whether the app is doing its job, or whether it's still working when your phone goes to sleep!!
     
  22. v941726

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    My daughter got a standing ovation in one of the local stores for having the record for the second Most texts in a month. 18000 +

    Btw, the record was about 25000+ this was about a year ago.
     
  23. erisuser1

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    :eek:

    In the future, all pithy conversations will only be four short sentences long.

    > SUP?
    # NUTN
    > ME2
    # LOL


    25,000 a month? There are only 960 minutes in a 16 hour day - that's roughly 1 text/minute during every waking minute in a month.

    What a slacker I am - 250 a month is my hard stop.

    eu1
     
  24. v941726

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    Haha. Probably mostly were those four sentences. My daughter was probably doing twenty a minute and still does.
     
  25. v941726

    v941726 Well-Known Member
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    By the way, what does <3 mean?
     

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