iPhone iPhone 5s ios7 Saving SMS I Deleted and Using 5.5GB of Phone Space

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by briancomputer, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2013
    I noticed this when I downloaded ios7 on my 4s and when I went to usage it showed I had 5.3GB of saved text messages but I always delete my text messages so why is iPhone saving all these in SMS and using all this space. As a result I needed to upgrade to a 32GB iPhone 5s from a 16GB because its using all this space for text messages I deleted already and my phone is always full. U can not find these with search on iPhone either. I know I can restore from cloud but I will lose all my app settings. Apple needs to fix this. Thanks for any help to get rid of text messages I dont have on my phone to free up space.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2012
    ]I had this problem with my iPhone 5. I restored through iTunes this evening, then used my iCloud back up, so no "clean" restore. All the saved message data is gone, minus what is actually only phone right now. I didn't have to lose all my settings, apps, pictures, etc. I have no idea why this worked, but it did. I have since done a hard reset a couple times, and the previously saved message data is still gone.[
  3. macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2013
    Yeah I have done this and didnt work for me.
  5. macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    If what I wrote in that thread didn't work for you, you did something wrong. Are you sure you restored to the same backup that you edited?

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