Deleted SMS text messages in iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by inut, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. inut macrumors newbie

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    Where does iphone store deleted text messages?
    I text my friend (my iphone to her blackberry). She text me back. I than deleted all conversations on my iphone. When I text her again a couple days later, my last text and her reply is on my new text to her. There is a string of conversations that goes back for days on her Blackberry. No matter how many times she deleted her text messages or I deleted mine. Anyone knows how to make the string not show up?
     
  2. Opie macrumors 6502a

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    I have never had that issue. You delete the whole text and not just the convo?
     
  3. inut thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Deleted SMS text messages in iphone

    I first clear the conversation. Than I delete the text message. When she send me a message, my iphone only shows her message. When I send her a message, old messages from days past show up on her phone. Is it the iphone or the Blackberry that's storing the deleted texts?
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    blackberry probably. It would be very unlikely that your phone would be able to send a full conversation especially since there is no formatted text in text messages and a 140* 160 character limit.

    *edit: I'm too used to twitter.
     
  5. inut thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Deleted SMS text messages in iphone

    Does anyone know how she can fix that on her phone? Some setting Tweak?
     
  6. Boxheed macrumors member

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    what?! the iphone text has only a 10 character limit?! If ur right that is ridiculous
     
  7. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    All cell phones have a 160 character SMS limit. It's a carrier standard.
     
  8. inut thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Strange that not more people have this problem. So the question remains, where does iPhone store text messages? There is a setting for how long you want to keep deleted emails but not for deleted text?
     
  9. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    When they're deleted they're really deleted. The iPhone doesn't store deleted texts. I already told you that the issue is with the blackberry.
     
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  11. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Tell her to break up with her boyfriend.

    Problem solved. :D
     
  12. JasperKelly, Mar 3, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2014

    JasperKelly macrumors newbie

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    if you are certain that you have those text message in the icloud backup, then do this.
    Go to settings - general - reset - erase all contents and settings - this will wipe your phone clean, then when it boots back up, you'll have the option to restore from your icloud backup. Your phone will restore to that backup, anything current you have will be erased.So you can get back your iphone messages.
     

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