Can you delete all messages at once in Watch OS2?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by snarestud940, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. snarestud940 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2012
    What the title says. I find it very annoying that you have to delete each message at a time, just like on a mac.
  2. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
  3. Tom G. macrumors 68020

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    I don't know about OS2, I'm just downloading it now. However you have been able to do this in OS1 all along.

    With the watch face showing, sweep down from the top to display a message, then with the message showing force touch the screen. This will bring up the option to delete all messages.

    It deletes them only on the watch, not on your phone.
  4. parseckadet macrumors 65816


    Dec 13, 2010
    Denver, CO
    What sort of messages are you referring to? The notifications that result in the red dot showing up on the watch face? Then yes, do as Tom G. describes.

    Or do you mean all messages in the messages app? If that's what you're looking to do, you can't delete all of them in one shot, but you can delete an entire thread at once. Just open up the messages app to the point where it lists all the threads you have, then swipe from right to left across the one you want to delete. You'll be presented with two buttons, Details and Trash. Pressing trash will delete all messages in that thread. But be mindful that this will also delete them off your phone as well.

    Follow the same steps to delete an email thread in the Mail app.
  5. papbot macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2015
    Correct you can't delete all, only a specific conversation with one contact. But that does not delete them from your phone or any other device. I was hoping it would be able to not have to do them one by one in OS 2 which I'm downloading now but we'll see.
  6. kanselmo macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2010
    Deleting messages on the watch the way you listed doesn't remove them from my phone or iPad?
  7. papbot macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2015
    Currently deleting messages ( iMessages ) from one iOS device does not remove them from any other device. Only email messages will be deleted from any device signed into the same iCloud account. Again that does not apply to Messages.

Share This Page