Messages saved on iPhone could occupy memory in your phone, particularly in the case of messages that contain photos or Videos attached. Below are the steps to delete photos from IMessages on iPhone.
Delete Photos From iMessage on iPhone
iPhone retains all messages deleted and received iMessages stored on your device until you manually delete them or configure your device to delete automatically iMessages after a specified period of time.
Although iMessages themselves aren’t huge in size, pictures and videos that are attached to iMessages can be a huge burden on memory on your phone, particularly when they’re of good quality.
If you send photos using Messages App it is possible to have two copies of the same photo taking up storage available on the iPhone Original Photo App and a copy within the Messages App.
This could lead to the accumulation of unwanted Photos that eat up area on the iPhone if you don’t take the time to regularly delete Photos out of iMessages.
1. Delete Photos From iMessage on iPhone
This technique displays all Photos within the specific iMessage thread, and allows users to view and erase the Photos you want to delete from this specific iMessage.
1. Open the Messages App on your iPhone
2. Open the Message thread that you wish to delete photos.
3. On the next screen, click on the name or phone number for the sender of iMessage.
4. In the menu that appears, tap the Information (i) choice.
5. On the slide up menu scroll down until you click on the See All Photos option.
6. Once you are at your Photos page, click to select.
7. Select Photos that you would like to erase and click on the delete option.
Similar to that, you can select another iMessage thread and follow the these steps to remove Photos from them.
2. Delete All Photos in Messages App
This technique allows you to display all of the photos within every iMessages in your mobile. Then, remove selected or all Photos from all iMessages on your device.
1. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage > Messages.
2. On the Messages screen, click on the Photos.
3. On the next screen, choose the Photos you would like to delete, and click on the Trash Can icon.
This will erase all selected Photos from iMessages on your device.
3. Automatically Delete iMessages & Attachments on iPhone
If you’re looking to do so, you are able to set up your iPhone to delete automatically iMessages and attachments after a specified amount of time.
1. Go to Settings > Messages, scroll down and click on the Keep Messages.
2. On the next screen, select the length that you wish to store iMessages on your iPhone.
3. On the Confirmation pop-up, click on Delete in order to verify.
All iMessages on your iPhone older than the time period you have selected (30 days or one calendar year) will be removed out of your iPhone.
In the the future, iPhone will automatically delete messages older than the time.