How to bulk delete SMS messages from iPhone without jailbreak

As we know, we can only delete SMS message one by one on iPhone, but sometime we may want delete hundred of messages, is there a way that can delete multiple messages or all messages easily?
If your iPhone is jailbroken, you can find out some third party APP can do this, but many people’s iPhone is not jailbroken, how to bulk delete SMS messages without jailbreaking?

The answer is: iTunes Backup Manager
Just 3 steps to batch delete SMS messages:

  • 1. Run iTunes, connect your iPhone to computer, right click your iPhone name in left window of iTunes and select Back Up from pop up menu.
    (This step is for transfer newest messages and other information from iPhone to computer).
  • 2. Run iTunes Backup Manager, select your iPhone name in left window then select main menu->Plugin->Messages, the program will pop up a SMS Viewer window, it will show all SMS messages in a tree view, if you want delete all messages, just select the root of the tree message tree, otherwise, you can hold CTRL or SHIFT key to select multiple messages, then click delete button on the toolbar to delete selected messages.
  • 3. Exit SMS Viewer window, select main menu->File->Restore, select Only restore modified file(s) in pop up window and press OK button, to make the program transfer modified SMS message database to iPhone. After the restore process done, your iPhone may restart automatically.


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