Delete messages after 30 days not working

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

  1. iPhone2684 macrumors newbie

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    Jan 1, 2014
    #1
    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

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    Feb 10, 2008
    #2
    I have the same issue. When does the iPhone/iPad actually get around to deleting the messages?
     
  3. gsmornot macrumors 68030

    gsmornot

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    Sep 29, 2014
    #3
    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

    sflomenb

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    Jul 22, 2011
    #4
    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 regular

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    Jul 8, 2008
    #5
    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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