I have texts saved on my iPhone since July 2009.

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

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    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

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    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

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  4. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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

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

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    How do you check the number?
     
  7. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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

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    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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