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

  1. wicked1

    wicked1 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:

  2. MrChips

    MrChips Newbie

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

    kushdoctor Newbie

    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 Android Expert

    Try this app, SMS Backup & Restore:

    It has an option to delete all SMS messages on phones.
  5. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    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

    alprazolam Android Expert

    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

    SirEagle Android Enthusiast

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

    JrzDroid Android Expert

    Delete old messages
  9. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    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

    Demache Android Expert

    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 Android Expert

    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

    Demache Android Expert

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

    hallstevenson Android Expert

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

    somohapian Well-Known Member

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

    erisuser1 Android Expert

    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

    JrzDroid Android Expert

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

    Podivin Android Expert

    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

    reidd Lurker

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

    cmajpwc Android Enthusiast

    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

    JrzDroid Android Expert

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

    pkopalek Android Expert

    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

    v941726 Android Enthusiast

    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

    erisuser1 Android Expert


    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.

  24. v941726

    v941726 Android Enthusiast

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

    v941726 Android Enthusiast

    By the way, what does <3 mean?

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