Tip to Automatically Delete Messages on iPhone or iPad After 30 Days

The following instructions will help you to delete Messages older than 30 days. If you are lazy to delete a bunch of accumulated old messages which can take a lot of space on your iDevice, this tip will provide information to help you no longer manually remove those annoying messages.

How to automatically Delete Messages After 30 Days on iPhone or iPad in iOS 12

  • Step 1. First of all, launch Settings app on your iOS device → hit Messages.

  • Step 2. Then, scroll down until you see Keep Messages under MESSAGE HISTORY section and tap on it.

“Forever” is the default selection. The other two options are 30 Days and 1 Year.

You can tap on 30 Days or 1 Year , it’s up to you .

  • Step 3. Once you get it done, a pop-up appears from the bottom of your device screen. It says something like: This will permanently delete all text messages and message attachments from your device that are older than 30 days. hit Delete to verify.

From now, your messages and attachments will be removed automatically from your iPhone or iPad.

Automatically Delete Audio Messages on iPhone or iPad

There is also actually a function to set auto-delete periods for audio messages. It will automatically be deleted from your conversation history after 2 minutes or 30 days.

If your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 11, you can activate auto-delete old conversations option to deal with old iMessage conversation.