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

You can better manage the old and unwanted messages in your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 by automatically deleting them after 1000 SMS text messages or 100 MMS messages are reached. Take note that only the oldest messages will be deleted to make room for new messages.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a flagship Android smartphone that uses a foldable display form factor. It’s designed for individuals who want a smartphone that can multitask with ease. Wen unfolded its display becomes larger allowing it to be ideal for productivity tasks. Some of its best features include its use of a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip, 4400 mAh battery, and has a storage of up to 1TB.

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

Turning on auto delete old text

Your Samsung Galaxy phone has a maximum number of text messages and multimedia messages that it can accommodate. It can store 1000 SMS and 100 MMS messages before the storage limit is met.

By default, the automatic message deletion feature is disabled on your Samsung phone. If you keep on getting a lot of text messages in a day, then it might be a good idea to turn this feature on as it will save you time as it will delete messages automatically.

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 Fold 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.

After you have turned on this setting your Samsung device will auto delete messages once the limit is met to make room for new messages.

Retrieve deleted text messages

If an important text message has been deleted, then you can still recover this as long as it is still 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 still recover deleted messages after they have bene automatically deleted?

    Yes, you can still recover deleted old messages as they will still remain in trash for up to 30 days.

  2. 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.

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. How do I unblock messages in my phone?

    To remove a number from the Blocked numbers list, from the Messages app, select the Menu icon then select Settings. Select Block numbers and spam. Select Block numbers. Select the Remove icon next to the desired number to unblock.

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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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