I have about 3 threads of text messages on my G1 all about 2000 or more and the phonw will not let me delete threads. All it does is crash. Is there anyway i can delete these messages without doing a full reset???
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Re: Deleting Texts Messages
Try to delete all threads at once by going to menu then delete threads.....after the force close error messages, you should be okay. i know it wont allow you to delete thema t once...so try all at the same time.
just heads up, this is a known issue and should be resolved once the cupcake software reslease is out....until then, keep your inbox UNDER 100 text messages and it will help prevent this from happening until that update comes out.
worse case scenario. if you do have to reset the phone, all your contacts and calender info will automatically be synced with phone given you remember the username and password for your google account. good luck! :)
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Blackberrys have something called a low memory manager, which deletes things in order of importance when the device memory is too low. Here is a very helpful link explaining it and how to check the device memory.http://my.simmons.edu/technology/helpdesk/pdf/Blackberry_Low_Memory_Manager.pdf
If you are saving pictures or have a large application you have downloaded you may want to transfer/remove them.
Firstly I have to say WOW, your fingers must be tired, it is a good job this phone has a keyboard.
If you go to Android Market on your phone and search for and download an application named "ChompSMS".
This is an SMS application which can be used alongside or instead of the defaut SMS application on the phone.
Once it is installed, open it up and you will see that it shows all your message threads in a slightly different interface (looks a lot like iPhones sms UI)
You will have to scroll to the top of your massive SMS thread once but when you delete a message it will stay in the same position rather than go back to the latest message. This should make deleting a lot of the earlier messages in the thread easier.
Once you are done you can remove the application. This will not effect the messages in any way since the application is just a front end for the SMS' on your telephone.
The same thing happened to me, I had a thread of texts that exceeded 1000+, I tried to delete and it would always force close. It just so happens that you have to completely reset your phone, that means putting it into the state that it was in when it came out of the box.
You can do this by.. Step 1: Taking out the battery Step 2: Hold the home key, end key and menu key all at once untill you see a new symbol on the screen. Step 3: Press alt + w
Congrats, you just nuked everything off your phone.
(And yes this is the only way, I consulted two T-Mobile stores.)
This problem had been bugging me for over a month now so I decided to just try and wait it out. First I deleted all the threads individually that the phone would allow me to so that just left me with 3 big threads, one that had 1300 messages and 2 that had about 650 each. I went into each thread and hit delete and when the "force close or wait" message popped up I hit "wait". Then it came up again about 5 minutes later so I hit "wait" again. I kept hitting "wait" each time and the thread eventually deleted. The ones with 650 took about 10 minutes of waiting to finally get deleted, the one with 1300 took about 20 mins but eventually they were all gone and now my phone is running much more smoothly. So just wait it out. Its annoying but worth it in the end.
i just went through this problem today... go to options and the scroll down to status.. if it says 0 bytes then you need to clear all old texts, after you do that make sure all programs are closed. You do this by holding down the ALT button and the return button.. make sure you close every last one of the programs.. take your battery out, then you should be go to go!
I actually had this problem a LOT in the past, it got so bad that I would get a message and it would INSTANTLY delete. Before I could even see who it was from, it would be gone. Then I looked for hours trying to find a solution, and found one. I haven't had the problem since, unless I have nearly a month's worth of texts in my phone.
The problem is that your device memory is too full. If you have an SD card in your phone, I highly recommend moving any photos on your device memory over to the card. If not, then I HIGHLY recommend getting one, they are wonderful.
If you do not have an SD card, and your budget is too small to get one, then delete any pictures on your device memory you dont need, or copy them over to your PC so you dont lose them, and try and keep your memory as empty as possible. Also if it happens a lot and bugs you, then every couple of days go in and empty out your message inbox also.
If this doesnt help then I dont know.
hello have you tried From your text message screen click MENU then FOLDERS. Highlight the
folder you want and click MENU then DELETE ALL to remove even ones
saved to the SIM or CLEAR MESSAGES to delete just ones stored on the
phone. also a manual can be download for futher refference if needed .