Delete saved messages in "usage" ?

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  1. macscac

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    I have deleted all the texts in my message app.
    But in the settings/usage, it shows 3+ gigs on the phone
    How do I delete this?

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  2. Europa

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    Try doing a hard reset (press the home and power buttons until it reboots) and syncing with iTunes.
     
  3. macscac

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    yeah i tried that.. no change.
    quite irritating. i don't want to do a full restore
     
  4. acosmichippo

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    I think you have to. "Deleting" messages doesn't actually delete them unfortunately. If you begin a new iMessage conversation, you will see the messages you deleted pop back up in the history.
     
  5. liberated

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    Zombie messages, that's the worse.
     
  6. macscac

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    Thats what i thought but they don't re-appear when i start a new conversation.
    this is a dumb problem.
     
  7. Europa

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    In the history? Do you mean the texting thread for that person? I've deleted texting threads that were really long a bunch of times and they never reappeared when I texted that person again. Additionally, I've gone into iFile (while jailbroken) and seen the GB drastically decrease immediately after deleting entire texting threads. I simply hit edit then delete to do this.
     
  8. Europa

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    Did your usage page update to the current size of the messaging app yet? I just deleted five picture texts and my messaging app immediately reflected the change in size and decreased by several MB. I didn't even have to reboot. I'm curious if yours just took a while to update on that screen.
     

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