So many SMS messages, so little time to delete them
Posted 06 October 2008 - 02:13 PM
Posted 06 October 2008 - 02:27 PM
Posted 06 October 2008 - 03:55 PM
I must be missing something because I can't swipe delete even a single text message on my iPhone -- only the entire conversation. Has the author tried what he's suggesting on his iPhone? Or is he using some secret beta firmware that he wasn't supposed to disclose?
Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:17 PM
I don't know if it helps, but I did notice one thing that helps. If you forward these to the @mobile.att.net address, they all come in as separate SMS messages. But if you send to @mobile.mycingular.com then they all come in under the same sending address.
That has worked for most people I worked with on it. (Even if they didn't have Cingular previous to AT&T)
Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:45 PM
1. At the SMS correspondent list, tap the Edit button on the top left corner.
2. A round delete button will appear on the left for every corespondent. Tap on the one that you want to delete all messages from.
3. Tap confirm Delete button.
All messages for that correspondent is deleted.
Posted 07 October 2008 - 05:05 AM
(Although I tested that messages to @mobile.mycingular.net
each come from a unique source, while messages to
@mobile.mycingular.com all come from a single source,
and are thereby considered one "conversation" that can be
deleted or cleared in one action.)
So much more convenient, and sort of avoids the problem.
For those commenters saying to just "delete the entire
conversation", don't forget the author is saying that each
message appears to come from a different "person",
and so are not part of a single conversation.
This tip, however, does make those 100s of messages indeed part of
a single conversation.