iPhone Fastest way to remove pictures from iMessage?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by goke, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. goke macrumors newbie

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    What is the fastest way to remove pictures from iMessage?

    I'm away I can enter the thread -> Details and select the pictures I would like to delete.

    Is there a select all or alternate method without the above mention routine?
     
  2. lifeisepic macrumors 6502

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    Uh oh someone has naughty photos they shouldn't have ;)
     
  3. ashindnile macrumors 6502

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    I choose to believe there's need for some extra storage ;)

    As for the OP, why is doing this difficult for you?
     
  4. goke, Mar 21, 2016
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    goke thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have naughty photos...but do not need those deleted lol
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    It's mundane and 199x's to have to have to select each and every picture attachment I would like to delete. Although I am not in need for storage (128 gb 6+). Storage is a premium, its a $1,000 phone that I would like to maximize every penny I spent and not waste it on useless photos in iMessage.


    disregard the music...after deleting all my music for some reason it still appears
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    I would love to also reclaim space from Spotify, Facebook, Chrome, GroupMe, Messenger, IG lol
    ridiculous
     
  5. ashindnile macrumors 6502

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    In many apps, there's the option to 'Clear Cache' with which you can reclaim space. For facebook's apps AFAIK you gotta delete then reinstall.
    As for iMessage, is deleting the conversation thread a no-go?
    These are scenarios apple lacks the foresight to address, apparently.
    In Android, you can just 'Clear Data'.
     
  6. JM macrumors 6502a

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    Apple has the foresight to extract more money from your pocketbook.
     
  7. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately its a case off individually deleting them, I make a habit of doing this every month or 2. It's amazing how many photo's can store up over time.
     
  8. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    I open the message string, click details top right, scroll to attachments, press and hold for the popup menu, select more, select the photos I want to delete and click the trash can. I do not know a way to say delete all photos from all message strings. Generally speaking, my messages are set to delete after 30 days so I rarely worry about it. Not for everyone though. My kids for example have over 10GB in Messages at times because they like to save everything. I don't.
     
  9. bushido Suspended

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    write feedback to Apple, thats what I am doing. I cant believe theres no "Delete All" for iMessage attachments on iOS either ... it works on Mac. My cousin had 20 GB of iMessage attachements from never deleting anything and it even crashed the app when i tried to delete pictures one by one (which would have taken a lifetime anyway).

    in the meantime i started to go through my iMessage attachments every other week to delete them before they become too much
     
  10. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    When you go into photos, go to all photos, click select and just drag your finger selecting all that are displayed on the screen. You will need to scroll to continue to select the photos.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Don't think that Message attachments work that way.
     
  12. lifeisepic macrumors 6502

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    You can select all from iMessage on mac if you have that as an option?
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Would that help with deleting message pictures on an iOS device?
     
  14. lifeisepic macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't look like they are synced so nope, that's a no go.
     
  15. goke thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Possibly I'm lying to myself and not going the cynical route. Storage is a premium. Storage management for power users (128gb) like myself deserve better.


    I wouldn't mind paying for a 3rd party program (I'm on windows) that could manage this.
     
  16. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, this seems to be the fastest available method from the device.
     
  18. goke thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there a 3rd party software that would allow me to do this?
     
  19. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    no.
     
  20. goke thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did find one through google search...
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    I am using the freeware version.....I think it starts with the $20 for a one year license
     
  21. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    Any software that claims they can remove or change and iOS internals (including data) are lying. Do't trust everything you see on the internet. Apple does not allow access to system internals.
     
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  23. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    Just because they are able to scan the phone and list out apps doesn't mean they have access to the internals. The utility is similar to other ones (like ifunbox). All they can do it use the same protocol as itunes to read some specific data form the phone, read your backup files etc. They cannot help you in deleting in pictures form your imessage thread.
     

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