iPhone Messages Get Auto-Deleted iOS 8 Update?
There have been a lot of functional changes in iOS 8 beneath the very little cosmetic update. One of them includes a feature in the Messages app that auto-deletes messages, audios and videos in messages.
Messages get deleted automatically in iOS 8? Here’s how to prevent auto-delete:
Open the Settings app
Scroll down and tap on Messages
Under the label Message History, tap on Keep Messages
With this, iOS 8 will no longer auto-delete messages on your iPhone/iPad.
The auto-delete feature affects two things: texts (in the messages) and the photos (only photos). Audio recordings you sent / received and video messages sent/received have their own separate toggle.
Having your messages get deleted/purged automatically can either be useful (when you receive a lot of messages that are going to clog up the memory) or annoying (because you want to save the messages). Hopefully, this toggle will help.
The reason Apple included an auto-delete feature for messages was largely driven by the popularity of iMessage. Since it’s slick and easy, a lot of conversations happen over iMessage and even more importantly, people share a lot of photos/media via iMessage. This quickly eats up your iPhone memory. (Check out “Other” data.)