Text Messages Deleted after around 30 days
hi all, I've noticed that my oldest text messages are being deleted, seemingly around 30 days after receipt. Then the icon also goes green.
Is there a setting where I can make it so that the text messages don't get deleted, unless I manually do so ? I've searched the phone & called T-Mobile, but to no avail. I would like this retained, so I know the "Last Contacted" date, so I can eventually find a way to stay in better contact with my contacts.
Peculiarly, some messages, within an entire text message thread do get kept, so I'm really unsure why that would be. I don't recall doing anything different on those few messages.
Anyways, if there is a setting somewhere and you know where, it would be much appreciated.
- 07-03-11, 08:30 PM #3
Messages > Menu > Options > Messages Display and Actions (scroll to the bottom).
I'd advise against setting all messages for forever-keeping. Rather you use Menu > Archive the ones you really want to keep, because after sometime (not now, not tomorrow) all those stored messages will bog down your 9780's performance.
Myself, I set it at 15 days.
EDIT: I must add that since the Gmail Plugin, I find myself deleting emails as soon as I act on them (provided I am sure I will not need to wait for a reply within that same week) and then searching for the messages if I ever need them again. Of course, right now, this only works on BIS/Gmail or BES/Work accounts.
Last edited by diegonei; 07-03-11 at 11:23 PM.
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07-03-11, 10:05 PM #4
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I had originally set it to keep messages forever on my 9650 Tour when I had it. I didn't really think much of it becuase I had 150MB or so of free space. Then, when I got to around 1000 unread emails (spam control used to be a problem for me) the phone started to get noticeably slower, not to mention backups took 15 minutes. Definitely don't keep everything forever if you don't have to. I keep them for thew standard 30 days on my 9780 now.
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Nice one diegonei, I was actually in the bank today, and wanted to make a payment, the details were on a deleted email, but the bank man managed to track it down and was done, it's just things like that that's just a bit nerve wracking, will keep an eye on the speed, but do prefer to keep a bit longer. I figure this means that setting applies to Emails, Blackberry Messenger & Text Messages. Now the T-Mobile person I spoke to didn't know this.
- 03-20-12, 08:21 PM #7
Messaging Options, SMS, MMS. There is no Messages Display and Actions. The old text messages just disappear and I Desperately need them back. Please help! Thank you!
By the way I'm using Bold 9780 v184.108.40.2068
- 12-06-13, 05:10 PM #11
Look up about 10 posts in this thread, the instructions are there for you on how to hold text messages longer.
I also will add, I much prefer the 3rd party app "Crunch SMS". It is a highly customizable texting app written very well and more iPhone-esque in appearance. I'm not a big fan of iPhone, but have always thought their SMS application was one of the very finest.