Do deleted texts/conversations actually stay on your phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TH55, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    Someone said this in another thread and I want to make 100% sure before I restore from backup.

    I deleted all of my texts because I was told it would speed up the performance of my phone. Is this not true? I kind of can already tell a difference, it doesn't seem quite as laggy.

    If not I may restore from backup to have all of my conversations for reference.
     
  2. Ajones330 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know if it factual but when I had my 4 and deleted all the texts my phone seemed to respond a lot quicker.
     
  3. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah it's like night and day
     
  4. CharismaticNerd macrumors regular

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    I know after i delete conversations, they still appear in spotlight search, and unforuntately i'm not jailbroken anymore so i cant use icleaner, but i'd like a upfront answer from someone with a similar experience if they actually do stay on the phone and if so is there any way to delete them?
     
  5. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Phoneclean?
    http://www.imobie.com/phoneclean/


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
     
  6. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

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    That's because Spotlight doesn't clear its caches immediately. Just disable and then reenable messages in your Spotlight settings to clear the cache.
     
  7. CharismaticNerd macrumors regular

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    Phone clean needs to be updated as it doesn't detect me on 6.1.3

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    That doesn't work..:/
     
  8. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    It's not the text messages per say. It's spotlight.

    As your text and email messages increase it just takes longer for spotlight to cache.

    If you don't use spotlight just turn it off or turn it off for texts. No need to delete all your texts that way.
     
  9. CharismaticNerd macrumors regular

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    So then how do i get spotlight to recache? or can i delete it's cache somehow? to refresh it?
     
  10. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    I'm afraid I do not know the answer to that.
     
  11. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

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    I read syncing with iTunes clears the cache. I can't attest to how accurate that is since I don't use Spotlight. It might also work if you do an iCloud sync.

    Also, try rebooting your phone.
     
  12. CharismaticNerd macrumors regular

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    Well thanks
     

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