Delete messages after 30 days not working

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by iPhone2684, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. iPhone2684 macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2014
    I have my message history option set to 30 days and it is still showing messages from more than a month ago. Does this only delete messages from the point that I set it going forward or should it do it retroactively?
  2. tfitzsimons macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2008
    I have the same issue. When does the iPhone/iPad actually get around to deleting the messages?
  3. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    On my phone/pad, it will wait 30 actual days and only clear the messages as I click on the persons name. Sometimes they will disappear prior to that but normally it has been when I go to look.

    Looking at my iPad I have several that are already empty (deleted threads) and one that cleared when I clicked the name. Mostly it works but sometimes it needs a little help.
  4. sflomenb macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2011
    I have my iPad set to delete messages that are older than a year and it doesn't seem to be working.
  5. netsped macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2008
    If you think that's bad, try searching for an old and deleted message in Spotlight and you'll be surprised.

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