Quick Tips: Deleting a message on an iDevice with iOS7

Quick Tips: Deleting a message on an iDevice with iOS7
Quick Tips: Deleting a message on an iDevice with iOS7

Like most of the Apple fanbois and fangrrrls out there, I updated both of my iDevices to iOS7 on the first day it was available.  There are definitely some new days of doing things that will take some getting used to!  It took me a bit to figure out how to delete a single message from a text “conversation” on my iPhone 5, like maybe I’d used a Redbox code, or I was messaging myself a reminder and wanted to delete the message after I’d done the task.  I stumbled across how to do this.  

First you want to get into the conversation that has the message you want to delete.  For this example, I will be going into my “conversation” with Redbox to delete a message about the new releases available.

I'm going to delete this message

I’m going to delete this message

To get to the deleting menu, tap and hold on the message to be deleted.  This brings up the Copy and More options.

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Tap the “More” option

Next, I’ll make sure the check box next to the doomed message is checked, then I’ll tap on the trash can in the lower left corner of the screen to actually delete the message.

Check that, then tap that

Check that, then tap that

Presto!  Your vendetta against that message has been carried out, and it’s no longer in the conversation.  If you’ve deleted all the messages in a conversation, you’ll have a blank conversation to show for it.

You see nothing!

You see nothing!

Yes, I know, Apple made this harder, but once you know how to do it, you shouldn’t have any problems getting rid of that Redbox code or that Arby’s coupon!

 

To delete a message from the Messages app on your iPad running iOS7, you’ll follow the same process.  Of course, it will look a little different, but just follow the taps, and you’ll be good!