How to Delete Text Messages on Android Easily and Quickly?
Q: I am going to buy a new Samsung Galaxy phone and abandon the old one. I still have not made the decisions whether I should donate it to the people who need it or just sell it with the price as high as possible. But I need to clean all the files in the Android phones to protect my privacy and personal information. There are a lot of SMS messages on the device, in which there is plenty of information about me and my family! I must delete these SMS messages completely. So I am here to ask that if there is any method to clean the messages quickly and effectively? Thanks in advance!
Erasing SMS messages is the necessary step before you throw the old phone. At the same time, you can also free the space of the SIM card or internal memory space to speed up the device if you clean the SMS messages. Here we will offer you two methods to clean the Text messages for your reference. You can compare the two methods to select one that suits you best!
Method 1. Delete Various SMS Messages from Android Manually
You can delete the messages on your Android phone one by one directly. You need to head to SMS management screen and then you will preview all the text messages that are saved on the device. Then you delete the wanted messages by clicking on the target messages and then hitting the "Delete" button. Or you can also click on the "Delete messages" button and then mark the messages you want to clean and then hit the "Delete" button.
This method is simple and easy. You have no need to use any third party tool. But the method is time-consuming.
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Method 2. Manage SMS Messages with a Third Party Tool Efficiently
Here we will recommend you a powerful third party tool - MobiKin Android File Transfer (Windows & Mac), which can meet you needs and provide you more functions that are out of your expectation. The software can detect your device automatically and scan all the files on your device deeply. Then it will display all the files on an interface clearly so that you can find the wanted files easily and directly. Then you can manage all the files including the contacts within several clicks with no hassle. With the software, it is easy for you to delete all marked files, transfer files from the smart phone to computer or copy files from the PC to the device. By the way, the files it can manage include apps, music, photo, videos, contacts as well as messages. Besides, all Android OS cell phone can be compatible with this software including HTC, Sony, Motorola, Huawei and ZTE, etc.
You may download the free trial version to experience the software by yourself.
Steps to Manage Text Messages on Computer
Step 1. Download and install the software on your computer and then connect the Android device to computer and open the USB debugging by following the instructions on the interface. Finally just click on the USB debugging on the device and then click Next on the computer.
Step 2. The software will detect your device and scan all the files in it. You will see an interface with many categories on the left panel just like the interface below. Then you can click on the SMS button on the left panel to preview all the messages on the right panel. Mark the files you want to delete and then click on the Delete button on the top panel. Or you can also click on the Export button to transfer them computer.
Besides, you can click on the New button to transfer SMS from computer to the device.
Note: you can also use the software to send messages to a group of people at a batch!
Words in the End
After deleting text messages from an Android device, the messages are usually not permanently deleted immediately. Instead, they are marked as deleted and kept in the phone's memory until the space they occupy is needed for new data. If you want to delete SMS permanently, we suggest you to use the MobiKin Eraser for Android.