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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Set Limit and Auto Delete Old Text or Multimedia Messages

By using the Samsung Galaxy SIII you can easily compose new message then send to the contact you want by using easy text features. By turn this feature on you just need to swipe the contact from the right to the left to create new message then send it to him.

See also: How to Use Easy Text Features on Samsung Galaxy S3

Easiness on create and send the message sometimes make your thread full of incoming and outgoing messages. Due to this reason, you may want to set message limit and delete some old messages. Fortunately, the Galaxy SIII lets you automatically delete old messages when they reached the limit you specified before.

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How to set limit of SMS or MMS messages?
As written on forum xda-developer, to be able do to it, kindly following the step below:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Scroll to Messaging, then tap on it.
  3. Tap on the menu button.
  4. On the pop-up menu that appear select Settings.
  5. Tap on Text message limit option.
  6. Determine your limit by scrolling to the required text message limit.
  7. Tap on the OK button.
  8. Tap on Multimedia message limit option.
  9. Determine your limit by scrolling to the required multimedia message limit.
  10. Tap on the OK button.
  11. Finish. Now your messages limit has been changed.

How to auto delete old SMS or MMS messages?
From the same source, to be able to auto delete old messages on your Galaxy S3, then following the easy steps below:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Scroll to Messaging, then tap on it.
  3. Tap on the menu button.
  4. On the pop-up menu that appear select Settings.
  5. Tick the checkbox next to Delete old message option to auto delete old message when the maximum number of messages reached.
  6. Finish. Now the old messages will be deleted when the thread reaches the maximum limit.

Well, by limiting the number of messages and auto delete the old messages you can free up some space on your phone. More space means your phone will be able to run faster. So, try this useful tips then share your experience here through the comment below :)

Comments

  1. i reset limit to 20 and it still only allows me to send 10. what do i do?

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    1. Hi There,
      I'm so sorry if I misrepresented your words, did you mean sending message to more than 10 recipients number?

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  2. The lowest amount of messages that can auto delete is 10 on my Galaxy 4... is there a way I can auto delete after I read an incoming message or after I send one?? If not does anyone know if there's an app for that??

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    1. Hi ladyloops.
      Thanks for coming.
      Try to use Tuli3. SMS Autodelete. It's free.
      Here's the link:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.tuli3&hl=en
      Hope this helps :)

      Delete
  3. Accidentally deleted the whole contacts and photos when you clean up the much data on Galaxy Note. How can you get them back? Is there any solution to recover deleted content from Samsung Galaxy Note? Here is my recommendation: Dr.Fone for Android, you can use it to scan and recover deleted contacts and photos directly from Samsung Android devices, as well as SMS and video.

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    1. Hi Gilchrist Byron,
      Thanks for coming.
      Also thanks to leave us a useful links. Hope this will provide benefits to all of us :)

      Delete
  4. hi...my s3 taxt limit i changed already.
    but when i try to taxt message it's show 90/90
    after 90 words it's changed to MMS.
    thanks.


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    1. Hi Myo Myint,
      Thanks for coming.
      The limit here uses to limit the maximum numbers of the message allowed in a single thread, not to limit the number of the characters you use in a single text message. By default, the Messaging app will automatically change long message to the MMS. So, if you often need to send long SMS and don't want converting it to MMS, you can try to use third-party Messaging app called BigSMS apps that you can get through Play Store. Here's the link:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=skezza.main&hl=en
      Hope this helps :)

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    2. thanks you very much ..... May GOD richly bless u and your family always !!!

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    3. Hi Myo Myint,
      Thanks for the kind words.
      May God always bless you and your family too :)

      Delete
  5. Hi, can somebody help me with my S3, I can send and receive texts, however I cannot reply from a text someone sent me and if I do a message arrives saying Network Message; Sorry, the number you are sending to does not contain the correct number of digits.
    Please help! Thank you.

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    1. Hi Colin Nutley,
      Thanks for coming and I'm so sorry for the late answer.
      CMIIW, after did some investigations, I then figured out that the culprit of your problem was the prefix number.
      You can send text because the phone number on that contact has no prefix. While the phone number in the incoming text message from that contact has prefix (which makes you can't reply the message). Unfortunately, I have not found any fix yet so that the Messaging app will display the sender's phone number as same as those listed on the contact detail. I don't know if it has any relation with your network provider, you may ask them to make sure about it.

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