I have texts saved on my iPhone since July 2009.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kendo, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    Not because I go out of my way to save every text, but because it is easier to exit out of the conversation rather than deleting the messages. So now I have every text going back to when I first got the iPhone.

    Now I'm not sure if I should set up the iPhone 4S brand new, or to restore it from backup. Is there anything detrimental in keeping the texts? Does it hog up memory? I can't imagine it taking up any space at all, but it is the slowing down of performance that concerns me.

    What is everyone doing?
  2. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    Ive got my texts going back to the original iPhone from launch in 2007. ;) I remember it being something like 60,000 last I checked.
  3. mloffa macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2009
  4. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    I will restore from backup. I don't see any reason not to unless your current phone is having problems.
  5. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    2007 here too, never cleared them out, and always have restored from backup
  6. Kendo thread starter macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    How do you check the number?
  7. Pooshka macrumors 65816

    Jun 28, 2008
    I try not to attach myself to any texts. Accidental parting is not as painful then. :p
  8. makefunnyfaces macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2010
    West Virginia
    I have texts from 2007. I've never seen my performance slow down. Only thing that happens is sometimes a screen will pop up that says something to the effect of "Inbox/messaging is full. Delete messages before you will receive more."

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