How To Automatically Delete Messages On iOS 8
Messages on iOS 8 stores every message sent & received, unless you set it to delete automatically. Here’s how to do that on iOS 8User guides
Apple’s Messages app will store every single message you send or receive unless you set it up to delete them automatically. If you don’t do this it will eat into your memory and then you’ll have to go through and manually delete them when it’s full.
Apple’s iOS 8 allows you set it up so conversations will be automatically deleted after either 30 days or a whole year. Here’s how to set it up.
Find The Settings App
The Settings app is a grey icon with a black cog shape in the middle, you want to tap this and you’ll be greeted by a long list of settings you can fiddle around with.
Find The Messages Section
Then you want to head down until you find the Messages app Settings. You want to press on this.
Toggle Keep Messages
There’s only one option in here, it’s Keep Messages. You can then toggle it from either forever, a year, or 30 days.
From now on your messages will be deleted depending on how you’ve changed the setting. If you’ve still not got much space and you need to free some storage you’ll need to delete the conversations manually.
To do this head into the Messages app and hold down on the conversations you want to lose, then select the delete option. Delete these until you’ve got the amount of space you need. To stop the messages automatically deleting you can just go through the same process as above and toggle the setting back to “Forever”.