How To Automatically Delete Old Text Messages on Galaxy Z Flip 4

Once your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 has 1000 text messages and 100 MMS messages stored it won’t be able to receive any new messages. You need to make sure to delete old messages in order to make room for new messages. The best way to do this is to turn on the automatic deletion of messages on your Samsung messages app.

The Samsung Galaxy Z flip 4 is one of the latest Android smartphone models available in the market that uses a foldable display form factor. It’s the perfect device for people who want a powerful full-sized phone that can also fit in their pocket. Some of its best features include a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip and a battery capacity of 3700 mAh.

Turning on auto delete old text messages of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

auto delete old text messages

Wondering why you are not getting any new text messages or MMS on your Samsung phone? There’s a chance that the device has already reached the maximum allowable number of messages to be stored.

To prevent this issue from happening again on your Samsung Galaxy phone you should turn on the auto delete old messages feature of the device.

Take note that the automatic deletion of old text messages and multimedia messages is only performed on the default Samsung Messages app. This will not work if you are using a third-party messaging app.

Enable Auto-Delete Old Messages on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

Here’s what you should do to turn on the automatic deletion of old messages in your phone.

Open the Settings app.

Scroll to find then tap Apps.

Find Messages and then tap it.

Tap Messages settings.

Tap More settings.

Tap to turn the Delete old messages switch ON.

Your phone will now delete old and unwanted messages automatically to make room for new messages.

Retrieve deleted text messages

Important text messages that have been deleted can still be recovered as it will stay in the trash for 30 days. In case the text messages have already been removed from trash then you can try to recover the deleted messages from Samsung Cloud or Google Drive.

Manually delete old messages

You can manually delete text messages from the messaging app by following these steps.

From a Home screen, swipe up to access the apps screen.

Tap Messages.

From the Inbox, tap the Menu icon Menu icon (upper-right) then tap Delete.

Select the message(s).

Tap Delete (all).

To confirm, tap Move to Trash.

Delete messages in trash

You can permanently delete the text messages from your Samsung phone by deleting them from trash.

From a Home screen, swipe up to access the apps screen.

Tap Messages.

Tap the Menu icon Menu icon (upper-right).

Tap Trash.

Touch and hold the desired message to delete.

To select all, tap All (upper left).

Tap Delete all (bottom-right).

Tap Delete to confirm.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I use the auto delete messages feature for other messaging apps?

    This feature only works on the default messaging app of your phone.

  2. How do I recover deleted messages?

    Any text message that has been automatically deleted will remain in the trash for up to 30 days. You can recover the text message from here.

  3. Why can't my phone receive a new message?

    If you have done all of the usual troubleshooting steps and you are not getting a new message, then you might want to check if the limit on the number of text messages stored has already been reached. To fix this you just need to delete old messages.

  4. What is the maximum number of the messages my phone can store?

    Your device can store 1000 text messages and 100 multimedia messages.

  5. How do I block messages in my phone?

    From the home screen, select the messages app. Select the desired message thread. Select the Drop-down icon, then select the Info icon. Select More, then select Block contact. Select Block to block the contact.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone.

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