Your SMS mailbox is full...UGH! Anyone know what to do?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by uiop., Mar 31, 2009.

  1. uiop. macrumors 68020

    uiop.

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    I get this error message every few texts now. I have been deleting HUGE conversations, some that have been building up on my phone for over a year. But I keep getting this message. Has anyone else had this issue??

    iPhone 3G/OS 2.2.1
     

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  2. transam7816 macrumors regular

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  3. uiop. thread starter macrumors 68020

    uiop.

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    That's not going to fix the issue because I've already deleted tons and tons of texts and keep getting the message.
     
  4. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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    not sure what to tell you, but that is ridiculous when the storage on our phones is measured in Gb.
     
  5. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried a soft reset, then a hard reset and then if no luck do a full restore?
     
  6. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    You have a limit of 1000 messages on the iPhone, get rid of all the messages will fix the issue, you might have a conversation contain heaps of messages.
     
  7. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    What does the storage space on your iPhone look like when you plug it in with iTunes?
     
  8. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    Is there a way to move my text messages onto my computer? :confused:
     
  9. pcorrado macrumors regular

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    I am impressed

    doesn't the iPhone hold like 80,000 messages - thats like 330 message or so a day if you got your iphone on day 1 (if its a 3G)

    I impress myself when i get within 50 of my limit for the month (which is 200 messages)

    I always delete mine - although, nothing has ever been said to me in a text message that has been worth saving.

    My biggest fear with this texting craze is the typing short cuts that come with it, i fear the art of fine conversation is going to die with this next generation. But I am not to judge.

    To answer your question - its seems you need to manage this by deleting as many conversations as possible (I know you will want to save most though) is in your best interest until 3.0 comes out and you can delete individual messages instead on conversations.
     
  10. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    You can use MobileSyncBrowser to save to your computer
     
  11. uiop. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    98.1MB free. I thought I was on to something with that suggestion, but nope. :/

    I've powered it on/off, rebooted, and now synced it with iTunes. The message is still popping up. :(
     
  12. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Only if you jailbreak it. Which is silly. Apple should come up with some sort of an iPhone hub application. We need to clear out iTunes, it's getting bloated.

    Just curious, where did you get 80,000?
     
  13. uiop. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Trust me, I text a ton...
     
  14. uiop. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I remember hearing that the iPhone holds something like 80K, or 75K texts too.
     
  15. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Not to get to far off topic. It is funny you mention this. I review job applications and you would be amazed at how many people use text lingo on their applications. I don't think you are to far off with that statement.... I am not saying all. Really seeing it with the 19-22 year olds. It is sad actually.

    To the op..... you might want to erase all of your messages and see what happens.
     
  16. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    The limit was raised from 1,000 to 75,000 after the 1.1.3 update.
     
  17. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Ah, I just checked the wiki page. That's really interesting, I wish that you could specify and let it store indefinitely, or at least back up your texts to your computer (in a way that you can read, not the iPhone backup tool).
     
  18. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Sort of like your chats via im. I would love something like that also. hey we are getting notes synced maybe in the next few software upgrades they will enable this! We can dream right?!?!?! :)
     
  19. milani macrumors 68000

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    Apparently... :eek:
     
  20. uiop. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I guess I'll be doing a full restore in the morning...agh. :mad:
    I'll let you know. If the restore doesn't fix the issue, I'm marching down to the Apple store as the phone already has cracks on the plastic and dust under the screen.

    Haha...I'm not even gonna tell you what I do in a month. You might fall out of your chair.
     
  21. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Maybe you should actually talk to people more and send SMS less? :D
     
  22. uiop. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Haha. Its like an addiction. :D
     
  23. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Apparently. I probably send/receive about 20 texts per week. Tops. :eek:
     
  24. takenthesmeg macrumors member

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    98.1MB free isn't very much. Did you try freeing up a little more space in case Apple has set a limit on how low you can go? It mean it would make sense to reserve at least 100MB. But then it is possible this reservation doesn't show up as free space anyway. Worth a try…
     

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