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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by James Bond, May 10, 2011.
I have SMS threads dating back to early 2009. How often do you delete yours? (if ever)
I got the iPhone 4 June 29th, and the other week I got a pop up saying "your SMS box is full. New messages cannot be received unless you delete some messages".
So after ten months of not deleting a single message I managed to fill it up. I didn't know even there was a limit on the iPhone.
I took a screen shot, but I can't seem to upload it here via my phone's camera roll. Oh well, I'll post when I'm on my computer
Impressive, I think the limit's 90k messages or so, so that's about 9000 per month, or 300 per day.
That makes sense as I hover between 9-10k of messages a month. Thanks for the insight, 90k is still a lot. Beats having to delete every, what was it, 25 messages on the razr?
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I only delete mine when I do a clean restore.
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Well I just got my first iPhone with Verizon this past Sunday and I plan on keeping my SMS history until I get the message saying it's full lol
Any idea how you can save a conversation to somebody's contact (without keeping it in the SMS queue)? I like to keep the SMS list clean and only have a few conversations in it.
I delete mine when I'm through with the conversation.
Never deleted a message since I purchased my iPhone 4 (07.05.11) and still not full, but I also use What's app that I have never deleted a message (10,517 messages).
I delete mine every couple of months.
For my gf (current gf that is) I keep it until it auto deletes (if it does that). Never know when you need to scroll through the string of messages and prove someone wrong.
texts from friends/family I'll keep for a month or so, then delete. All others are deleted immediately after I'm done with the conversation. Don't care much for texts that much so whenever I update/restore, I lose all of them anyways.
i keep all of mine.
actually, i get pretty pissed off when i have to delete them lol. i had to delete them in may 2010 when downgraded from 4.0 beta to 3.x sad sad day. before that i had them since 2008.
The only time I delete text messages is when they're from a formal girlfriend. And in that case, they are deleted out of my contacts as well. Otherwise, I do no delete any text message that I send/receive.
Normal when I update/restore my phone I don't bother backing up the SMS History as I normally set up as new, which can be fairly often, whenever a new 4.x firmware is released or whatever
keep them for a handfull of close friends and family random conversations are cleared out of my inbox probably weekly
Delete if I have too, which has been never
I generally keep most of them because its easier than making a new message. I keep the conversation from my fiance all the time. I think I've only deleted it once in a few years and I didn't transfer it over to my new ip4 a few weeks ago. I've never gotten a full messages error so I don't think I was close to any sort of limits. I still remember my old nokia that could only hold like 10 or 20 messages in each folder. Yikes.
I kind of miss my old nokia. It was a great phone.
I had an old nokia that wouldnt allow me to get incoming messages if the folders were full. What a flawed system...I missed so many texts because I just didn't have room on my phone.
I don't think that was necessarily nokia's fault though. I think it was just a product of the network capabilities coupled with the lack of storage space on the phone. It did suck but it shows how far things have come.
is there a way i can transfer my old text messages to a new iphone, but only the text messages?
Unfortunately no, which sucks. I wish Apple would give us a way to only restore specific things in the "Restore From Backup" option in iTunes.
You can export texts with "PhoneView" (a Mac app) to a text file and save them on your computer though.