Not a flame, we all have thoughts on this. My view is as long as I can keep a few messages from a person that is all I need. If there is actually something I need to keep, then I will lock the message so it doesn't delete. I must admit I was content on older phones that kept 50 messages that I each sent and received. Why do people on here feel the need to keep every text they have received/sent? Is it an age thing? I am 35 and could care less what so and so sent me 3 months ago typically.