How to Delete Text Messages on iPhone permanently?

How to Delete Text Messages on iPhone permanently?

How to delete text messages on iPhone permanently? In this post, you will see some ways to delete text messages on iPhone with ease.

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Why the Saved Messages takes up so much storage space on the iPhone?

A large part of the reason is that the data you delete on your iPhone, those are not deleted permanently. They are just marked with a deletion by the operating system and hidden so that you can't see them anymore.



It is very easy to delete text messages on your iPhone, but this can only help you delete the information on the surface, in fact, these data still exist on your iPhone. If someone wants to restore, only need some data recovery software like iOS Data Recovery to retrieve your deleted information. It's a very serious mistake for those who want to keep the secret. Therefore, if you'd like to fix this problem permanently, updating is the best way to go.

To permanently delete text messages, you need a professional tool for help because you can't make it manually. Here, iOS Private Data Eraser is the best choice for you to permanently delete text messages on your iPhone and erase them forever.


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Part 1. How to Permanently Delete Text Messages on Your iPhone?
Part 2. How to wipe your iPhone backup on iCloud from macOS?
Part 3. How to Delete an iTunes Backup Containing Old Messages?
Part 4. How to Delete Text Messages on your iPhone manually?


Part 1. How to Permanently Delete Text Messages on Your iPhone?

Step 1. Run iOS Private Data Eraser on your computer

After installing and launching the program on your computer, connect your iPhone to your computer via its USB cable. After then, select "Private Data Eraser" to permanently delete text messages on iPhone.


Step 2. Scan for existing and deleted text messages on your iPhone

After checking the terms, click "Start Scan", and then the program will scan for the text messages on your iPhone.



Wait for the scanning process.



Step 3. Permanently Delete Text Messages

Now you can check "Messages" and "Message Attachments" to preview all the messages you're going to delete permanently. And then click "Erase from the Device" to delete text messages from your iPhone completely.



Step 4. Enter “delete” to Eraser Text Messages

The program will ask you to confirm your operation by entering the word "delete", and after you make sure about it, you can click "Erase now" to continue.



Now the whole process is complete, the messages (deleted one or existing one you choose) are permanently deleted from your iPhone.



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Part 2. How to wipe your iPhone backup on iCloud from macOS?

Step 1 Click on the Apple logo in the menu bar, then select "System Preferences."
Step 2 Click on "iCloud" and then "Manage."
Step 3 On the left, click on "Backups."
Step 4From the list, select your iPhone, then click "Delete."


Part 3. How to Delete an iTunes Backup Containing Old Messages?

Step 1. Open iTunes and click on "iTunes" in the menu bar, then "Preferences."
Step 2. Click on "Devices." You should see a list of all devices with a backup stored on your computer.
Step 3. Click on the backup you wish to delete.
Step 4. Click on "Delete Backup" in the bottom-right corner.
Step 5. On the pop-up confirm window, hit "Delete," then hit "OK" to exit the preferences.



Part 4. How to Delete Text Messages on your iPhone manually?

Step 1. Tap Messages app > tap Edit > tap the reading circle, then you can remove the whole conversation from your iPhone. Or tap to open a conversation > tap on any message > tap 'More'.

Step 2. Then you can delete any message in this conversation you need. However, you think you've deleted the text from your iPhone, but you may find them in the spotlight.



That’s all, the normal way to delete iPhone messages just can help you delete messages from your iPhone, but if you want to permanently delete messages on iPhone,  then you may get the help of the iOS Private Data Eraser to do it. Just free download the trial version to have a try.