iPhone How do I backup & Delete iMessage MMS attachments?

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  1. h4lp m3 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    My friends love to send me photos and videos through iMessage... So much that it now takes up 12.5GB of my storage.

    I want to backup all these files to my Mac then delete them, but the only way I know how to do that is to:

    manually save each attachment to camera roll
    import attachment into iPhoto
    delete attachment

    This could take me hours (if not days) of scrolling to hunt down every single photo and picture because there's a ton of them... It's over 9,000!
     
  2. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Click the details button in the thread.... all your attachments are right there. Tap & Hold, click "More" and select as many as you want and delete.
     
  3. PsyOpWarlord macrumors 6502

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    Use program like PhoneView to save all your pictures and messages to your computer and then just delete the entire conversation off your phone for each person.

    http://www.ecamm.com/mac/phoneview/
     
  4. h4lp m3, Nov 15, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2014

    h4lp m3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Whoa dude thanks, I've never seen that before.
    You used to have to scroll all the way to the top or your message and then it would load the next page and the next and the next... and after you get all the way to the first photo, you select it and the rest appear.
     
  5. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    It's new to iOS 8 to solve that exact problem. :D
     

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