What is the message limit before the iPhone dumps all your convos?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tymaster50, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    I remember one time it had deleted most of my messages, granted they were dating all the way back to 2009 since I had an iPhone. So how many messages will the phone hold before it deletes some texts?
    For reference: remember those phones that had a set number of messages in the inbox and outbox then you had to delete some or else you couldn't receive any more?
     
  2. pk7 macrumors 6502

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    The iPhone has a capacity of 75,000 messages.
     
  3. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    The iPhone works the same as the phones you describe - when it hits the limit, it stops receiving new messages. It doesn't delete old ones automatically.
     
  4. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    how do you know when then?
     
  5. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    You'll get a warning.
     
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  7. ANMA dojo macrumors regular

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    I've got texts going back to January 14th, 2008 -- when I got my replacement iPhone 2G (after getting drunk New Years Eve and putting my original phone in my drink) ^__^
     
  8. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    I think that used to be the case, but it may have changed. I have definitely had older messages in conversations removed. I have seen other reports of it as well in this forum. I think that started around the time of iMessage in iOS 5. Of course that could be a bug as well.
     
  9. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Hmmm, that's odd. Mine stopped accepting messages at 74,996.

    Seems that I've been shorted. Such a shame.
     
  10. Ricky Smith macrumors regular

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    Why on earth would anyone need to save that many messages? I delete them as soon as the conversation is over.
     
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