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Quick Find & Removal of Images from SMS/MMS

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Arthur King, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Arthur King

    Arthur King Lurker
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    Hello everyone. I'm a photographer and I usually send photos via txt msg to people. I've been very bad at deleting the message afterwards. So now I have a bunch of images taking up space on my phone that aren't even in my gallery but stuck in sent or receive messages. I could erase all of them, but I have some important text msgs lost in there.

    Do anyone know of an app that can show all mgs with images and show the amt of space those messages contain? I once installed an app that did this but for some reason it's not in my history from the store.


  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    SMS backup in the play store, or just to save images, Google photos. Also it depends on your texting app if images can be saved
  3. Arthur King

    Arthur King Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Not looking to back up. Just to remove images out of my sms/mms. But I found it in my Library (Thank God!) The name of the app is called SMS & MMS Search and Delete (Sdev Team). Excellent app to free up space taken by images people have sent to you via txt. The only app in the market that I've came across that does this which is CRAZY.
    #3 Arthur King, Jul 25, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2019
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  4. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    That 'SMS & MMS Search and Delete' app looks pretty interesting but apparently it's not available in the Google Play Store so it requires one to download the apk and sideload it. Just an off-hand caveat as that's a minor security issue to consider. But yeah, it does seem odd that there doesn't appear to be even some equivalent in the Play Store.

    But just add to the reply @Dannydet made, if you don't have a good backup solution in place you really should set one up now. Don't rely on your mobile device's internal storage, or even a microSD card, for any kind of long-term archiving.
    An app like 'SMS Backup & Restore' will allow you to back up your text messages and phone call log, and make it easy to do a restore if necessary or transfer if migrating your data to another device.
    The Google Photos app is a basic photo manager (like Gallery) but includes a backup & sync function, that will automatically backup your photo library into your online Google account.
    Whenever you need to access your photos you can either use the app on your device or use a web browser by going to:
    and access them using the web interface. Or you don't need to use the Google Photos app as your photo manager, use whichever app you prefer, the important aspect being to have that backup function enabled.
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