If you’re an iPhone user you probably know that keeping as much of your phone’s memory free as possible will help it run faster and also prevent glitches and freeze-ups.
However, you might not be aware that old iMessages that contain images and other attachments can use up a huge portion of your phone’s available memory.
Luckily, it’s very easy to free up lots of memory space once per month simply by instructing your phone to automatically delete your older iMessages on a monthly basis. All it takes is a simple settings change:
1 – Tap Settings to open the Settings app.
2 – Tap Messages.
3 – Scroll down to the “Message History” section, then tap Keep Messages.
4 – Select 30 Days from the list of options.
5 – Close the Settings app.
That’s all there is to it. From now on your iPhone will delete all of the stored messages that are older than 30 days old every month, like clockwork. That will free up lots of memory that would normally be taken by those old messages.
Important: If you choose to take advantage of this tip, make sure you always copy any photos or other attachments that you don’t want to lose from your message threads to some other storage medium such as iCloud, your computer, or some type of external storage before they get deleted.
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