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Text Message Deletion on the Eris

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by ShadoCrytr, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. ShadoCrytr

    ShadoCrytr Lurker
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    I recently got the Droid Eris a couple of weeks ago, and so far I love it. The Eris is my first smart phone, so it naturally took some getting used to. But now that I've got most of its features down, I enjoy my phone quite a bit.

    I'm a really avid texter, with an average of a thousand collected texts a day, most of them naturally being from my girlfriend. But I've come across a really big problem of the Eris having no limit on the number of texts it can hold, and with no auto-text deletion option.

    So, long story short, I'm going on three thousand texts in one thread, with no way to delete them since the thread deletion option just freezes my phone and forces me to restart it, with no effects on the texts after the phone is back on. I'll let you imagine what this does to the memory of the phone, and the insane lag issues that accompany it, especially when trying to text within the thread.

    I've investigated this and gathered (just from what I could gather) that there's really no kind of solution to this problem short of just wiping the entire phone and restoring it to its factory default, or simply manually deleting every text message until the messaging application can delete the remaining texts in the thread by itself. The second is obviously more preferable, but it would take hours to do that. However, I'm prepared to do so (and be sure to delete each thread in the future every time they reach about 100 texts), but I'm posting this in one last ditch effort to see if there's any alternative.

    And please don't reply with accusations of me being lazy or stupid for letting the texts get this far out of hand. Believe me, I know. But in my defense, you would think HTC could implant a basic texting feature of auto deletion/text limit on a smartphone. But I guess not.

    At any rate, help would be deeply appreciated.

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  2. Well if the phone freezes whenever you try and delete the whole thread then that would indicate a bug in the phone.

    are you sure theres not a setting that limits how many messages can be in each thread?
  3. ShadoCrytr

    ShadoCrytr Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Really? I had heard of similar cases with the phone freezing up, and it makes sense. I don't think the option was built to be able to delete thousands of texts.

    And as far as I know, yes. I've looked in the manual and explored the options. If there is, it's not obvious.
  4. Josh0187

    Josh0187 Member

    There is no auto delete feature?

  5. ocxersMe

    ocxersMe Newbie

    thousands of texts? crazy.
  6. ShadoCrytr

    ShadoCrytr Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I know, it's very odd.

    And yes, it is crazy. I guess there's no hope. I'm in the slow and painful process of manual deletion.
  7. macnastay

    macnastay Lurker

    I am currently going through the same problem with my eris. I have about seventy threads that I cannot delete, with atleast ten of them over 1000 messages. Any solutions?
  8. Slug

    Slug Check six!
    VIP Member

    This might help....

    Delete Old Messages (JADS Limited)


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