Samsung and Android phones provide very powerful and flexible SMS messages management features. For example, the Samsung Galaxy smartphones allow you to delete specific message, certain messages thread, multiple messages threads or all messages on the mobile phones. Follow below instructions you will be able to delete any messages you want to get rid of from your Samsung phone manually or automatically. These tips and steps work for various Samsung phone models, such as Galaxy S3, S4, S5, S6 and many more. You can back up text messages from Samsung phone to computer before deleting them from your mobile phone. If you deleted messages by mistake, you can either restore them from backups or follow this tutorial to recover deleted text messages on Samsung Galaxy phones without backups.
How to delete any text messages on Samsung mobile phone?
If you only want to delete certain messages in your conversation with some contact, you can go to Messaging app on Samsung phone, then find and open the conversation with this person. Scroll up and down to locate the text you want to remove from this messages thread, long press the messages until you get the Message options screen as following. Here you will have the options to delete selected message on Samsung, copy message text, forward message, call the sender, etc. Tap on Delete message to remove it from your chat history.
How to delete any messages thread or conversation on Samsung mobile phone?
We may receive spam or one-time messages that we do not want to keep them on the internal storage of our Samsung smartphones. Run Messaging app on Samsung phone, then find the conversation with the person you like to remove, then long press on it until you get a pop-up dialogue from where you can add the sender’s number to your contacts, delete thread or block the sender. Choose Delete thread to delete all messages from this selected person or number.
How to delete multiple messages thread or conversation on Samsung mobile phone?
You can follow above tips to delete messages thread or conversation one by one. If you want to remove multiple messages threads or conversations, open the Messaging app on Samsung Galaxy phone, then press the Menu button on your handset to bring up a quick settings menu. There will be a Delete threads option you can choose to get a screen like below. Here you can pick up any threads and then tap on Delete button at the top right corner to remove them. You can also tap on Select all to select all conversation to delete.
How to automatically delete old messages on Samsung mobile phone?
On Samsung galaxy phones, there is an option you can enable to automatically delete all old messages on the phone. Open the conversation list in Messaging app for Samsung. Press the Menu button on your phone to bring up the quick settings menu. Choose Settings, you will open the messages app settings screen like below. Here you can turn on Delete old messages option to automatically remove those old messages when maximum number of messages reached. For example, text messages are listed to 200 per conversation, multimedia messages are limited to 20 each conversation.