GRRRRR Cant Delete Text Messages, and freezing

Discussion in 'HTC Droid Eris' started by en00be, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. ShowTime

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    I don't understand why people feel the need to store thousands of texts per thread.... with a limit set at 200 and set to auto delete from there, I never have problems deleting threads, and always still have enough older texts to reference back to for most situations. If you really feel you need to keep every text you get (I can't imagine why) there are apps on the market that allow you to back up your texts to your SD card. So you can set your limit at 200 or 300 or so, and just once a week back up your texts and you'll save everything, but remedy the problem of not being able to get rid of threads when you want to.
     
  2. LoneWolfArcher

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    I blame google. Gmail made email clean up a thing of the past, now the younger folk try to apply that to SMS as well. :biggrin:
     
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    I'm trying the "delete text message app" i'm deleting 5839 texts and it's takeing several hours. 8( hopefully it's worth it
     
  4. droiderissucks

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    what is this app called?? i cant find it in the app market
     
  5. chicaflip

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    text delete

    this worked for me today. go to settings>sounds and display>screen timeout. choose the option to never time out. the screen won't turn off while the phone is in the process of deleting the thread. i had a thread going about 2200 messages (with one person!) and never thought it would be a problem until i realized my messages began to lag.

    just remember to change that preference once you're done deleting the messages.
     
  6. zebug

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    How do you not have time to delete text messages every day. It takes 2 seconds. I do agree that the smart phone shouldn't have issues deleting several hundred text messages but it does and its just something we have to live with.

    Just a thought, but when I'm doing my business on the toilet, that is when I usually take the time to delete old messages that I don't need anymore. Also, when I go to bed at night, I do a quick check and delete messages, then plug it in and go to bed. Its a pain, but its so simple to maintain.
     
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    Is there an option to set a text limit in the phone? Or do you mean set a limit like for yourself to remember?
     
  8. xXMister OwlXx

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    well my problem only started the day of the Update on may 15th 2010 after the update i couldnt delete my messages which was the biggest fail ive had with this phone yet honestly everything else i love about it. (droid eris)
     
  9. LoneWolfArcher

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    Hmm. I was hoping the update would have resolved this issue.

    I have never hit it as I delete my messages regularly......
     
  10. xXMister OwlXx

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    Well then again im not sure if its that i hit the 400 marker After the update you know? im not saying it was neccesarily the update. i truly love this phone and this is the first problem ive had with it so im more than willing to be patient. (please excuse and faux pas made in this post im Very tired at the moment.)
     
  11. droidlover234

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    Solution

    Set your backlight to a long time period (Ten minutes) and try to delete your messages. The phone tries to sleep when you delete your messages, and it makes the phone freeze. If the backlight timer stays on longer it shouldn't freeze. Try plugging your phone in at night and deleting, if you have really large threads, because the backlight will stay on. :)
     
  12. froukje

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    I am trying the quick delete app right now and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't....very frustrating.....
     
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