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Question : how to remove all iMessage(s) at once ?

My messages are becoming more and more numerous, mainly because I did not take care to delete them one by one. Is it possible to delete them all at once ?


Thanks for your help

Gerard

iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014), macOS Sierra (10.12.4)

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9 févr. 2018 à 22h42 en réponse à Gerard En réponse à Gerard

Hey Gerard,

Are your talking about deleting all messages in one conversation or all your iMessages in the app Messages (several conversations) ?

  • In one conversation, you can open it, then select one message - here you'll have a window with Copy or Options - chose Options, and then on the top left of the screen you'll have the option to delete all > delete the entire conversation.
  • If you want to delete several conversations at the same time, when you open Messages, you have on the top left of the screen the option Modify (or sth similar). After chosing it, you'll see the option to select all the conversations you want on the left of the screen, then chose Delete on the bottom right.

Hope that's what you were looking for 🙂

9 févr. 2018 à 22h42

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11 févr. 2018 à 08h41 en réponse à Aloha En réponse à Aloha

Hi Aloha,


Thanks for your answer. I was aware of hat you sent me. I surely miswrote my question. I was wondering how to delete ALL messages in one procedure (without having to check every message one by one in the "Modify" command.


But it seems not to be possible. Is it ?


All the best for you

Gerard

11 févr. 2018 à 08h41

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11 févr. 2018 à 10h23 en réponse à Gerard En réponse à Gerard

Hi Gerard,


Ok yes I see, so you want to delete all conversations in the app at once.

From the app itself, you’ll have to delete one by one or select in the modify section, indeed.

But what you could also do (to gain some time and energy on older messages) is go to Settings > Messages. There, you should have an option like « Keep messages » and you can chose indefinitely, 1 year or 30 days. Changing to 30 days will delete all your older messages and attachments. I’m not sure that’s what you’re looking for, but it could help at least delete part of your messages at once and make some space on your phone :)


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11 févr. 2018 à 10h23

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11 févr. 2018 à 11h09 en réponse à Aloha En réponse à Aloha

Hi Aloha,


Thank you VERY much for your help. Your advice helped a lot. And thank you for showing the procedure in French. That's what I call "de la délicatesse" (which has nothing to do with "delicatessen" !).

You're right, I am French but had the luck to be raised in both French and English. And it's really a great luck.


Very kindly

Gérard

11 févr. 2018 à 11h09

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11 févr. 2018 à 14h09 en réponse à Gerard En réponse à Gerard

You're very welcome, I'm glad that could help 😀 hahaha indeed, similar words but different meanings !

And I agree with you, it's a great deal of luck having the opportunity to learn and speak several languages 🙂


Have a lovely day Gérard !!

11 févr. 2018 à 14h09

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