5 Best Hacks To Delete Messages On Iphone From Both Sides

5 Best Hacks To Delete Messages On Iphone From Both Sides

Do you have chats with people on your iPhone who you would not necessarily want to keep in touch with, but can’t seem to locate the ‘Report’ or ‘Delete’ option for? Don’t freak out! You can quickly delete any conversations you have on the iPhone. You can also delete all the messages you have ever received on the iPhone.

Here’s how you can do it. So first of all, open the Messages app on your iPhone, and then you’ll see all your recent conversations listed here. Tap on the chat you want to delete.

When you see the ‘Delete’ option at the bottom of the chat, tap on it. This will take you to a screen where you can choose to delete the entire conversation or individual messages or you can swipe left and delete the chat.

So, in this article, we’re going to teach you How to delete messages on an iPhone From Both Sides?


How To Delete Messages On iPhone From Both Sides

So, if you’re a WhatsApp user then you must be aware of its features that let you delete messages on your iPhone from both sides. Fo that you just need to Tap on the chat and long press on it and then simply click on “Delete message for everyone”. But in iMessage, you can’t directly delete the message from both sides, to do so you have to first “delete the message from your iPhone” and then “delete the same message from another phone” to whom you messaged.


How To Delete A Particular Message In iMessage on iPhone

So, if you don’t keep the particular message you sent to someone on your iMessage, you can easily delete the message instantly, but that message will only be deleted from your side and to do the same thing you need to delete that message from another iPhone to whom you sent.

Follow the instructions given below to delete the particular message in iMessage:-

Step 1:- Open iMessage on your iPhone.

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Step 2:- Tap the chat inside of which you wish to delete the texts and then  Tap and hold the message you wish to delete until the menu appears while the chat is active. Then select More.


Also, see: How To Know If Someone Has Blocked You On iMessage


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Step 3:- Each message has a circle next to it, Tap the circle next to it. In that box, a checkbox displays, signifying that it will be erased.

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Step 4:- Select all of the messages you want to remove by tapping the circle next to them.


Step 5:- The trash can symbol should be tapped. and In the pop-up menu, select Delete Message.

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So, these are the steps you need to follow to delete messages from your side and the same steps can be used to delete from both the sides on iPhone.

How To Delete A Particular Chat On iMessage on iPhone

You can easily delete a particular chat on iMessage that require some less effort and steps too, to do so you can follow the instructions given below:-

Step 1:- Open iMessage on iPhone.

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Step 2:- You’ll return to a chat if you were in any when you last used the app. To return to the list of chats, hit the back arrow on the top left corner.

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Step 3:- So after you found the chat you want to delete Swipe right to pin the chat or Swipe left where you need to Tap on the trash icon to delete, To confirm press Delete. If you don’t want to delete, then tap Cancel.

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So, by following the steps given above you can easily delete any chat just by swiping left and shown above. You can also delete multiple messages by check-marking the chat and you’re done.


How to Delete Old messages on iPhone from settings Permanently?

Delete Messages On Iphone From Both Sides
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In this method, you can easily delete all chats from iMessage permanently by setting it in the settings. Follow the steps given below to do it.


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Step 1:- On your iPhone, open Settings.

Step 2:- Scroll down to Messages and tap on it.

Step 3:- Tap Keep Messages under “Messages History.”

Step 4:- Choose between 30 days, a year, or forever and to confirm, tap Delete.


Some Frequently Asked Questions

 1. When you delete messages on your iPhone does it delete for the other person?

No, if you want to delete that message you need to delete that message by yourself, by following the steps given above.

2. Can you delete text messages on your iPhone before they are read?

No, you can’t delete the message on your iPhone, but you can cancel the text before you want to send it.

3. Can someone see my deleted text messages?

So, before I was answering this question I tested this once, and the message I sent to someone and later deleted due to some issues, was still found in that iPhone to whom i sent the text. So the answer is “No”

4. Is there a deleted messages folder on iPhone?

No, till now there is no trash bin on your iPhone where you can find your deleted chat. Maybe in future, we can expect that.


Wrapping Up!

I hope the above information helped you with How to Messages On Iphone From Both Sides? and also we’ve shown some steps that can help you to delete particular chats in iMessage or you can delete all chats by using the settings in iPhone. 

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Jasmine Kaur

Hi, I'm Jasmine Kaur, a 21 years old girl who is much passionate about exploring new things in diurnal life that can provide divergent knowledge. An escapist who specializes mainly in entertainment and tech (social tech) content and aims to offer you some quality content to clear all your doubts.

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