Samsung Galaxy S7 deletes text messages automatically– Resolved

If you have transmitted your own SMS from your old phone to the new Samsung Galaxy S7, then you have to be careful that they are not automatically deleted over time. Why?

Because on the Samsung Galaxy S7 the following option is enabled by default: "Delete old messages" If you like to keep your old SMS messages, weyou to disable this option on the Samsung Galaxy S7. And that works as follows:

Open: home screen --> apps menu --> Settings --> Applications -->messages

You now find yourself in the special message settings of your Samsung Galaxy S7. Tap on "More Settings" to go to the next submenu. Here you must now turn off the switch with the following entry:

  • Delete old messages

If this option is disabled, then no SMS will be deleted on your smartphone when the max. Number of 1000 is exceeded. We hope that you therefore do not lose valuable SMS messages on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and can maintain your collection.


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I manually deleted some old text from on my Galaxy S4 on one of my contacts on March 23rd and kept ones that had important information and pictures on them. Then on Monday March 26th all of the ones I had kept in messaging just disappeared. I...

I manually deleted some old text from on my Galaxy S4 on one of my contacts on March 23rd and kept ones that had important information and pictures on them. Then on Monday March 26th all of the ones I had kept in messaging just disappeared. I downloaded sms backup & restore app and performed a restore and everything from several years ago was restored from everyone who sent me text except for the one contact that I need. Help I need some answers to get these text/pictures back.

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Thanks for the help! Now I need to retrieve the deleted messages. Can you help again?

 
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wtf Samsung resets this with every update. FIX THIS SAMSUNG

 
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i have it set to 1000 . lol I have over 30000 and am unable to delete them unless I do about 150 at a time.

 
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The setting needs to be expanded to enable control of deleting messages for different thread sizes.
The Note 4 has the option to change the automatic delete threshold when the text message thread exceeds 1,000 to whatever number you want for...

The setting needs to be expanded to enable control of deleting messages for different thread sizes.
The Note 4 has the option to change the automatic delete threshold when the text message thread exceeds 1,000 to whatever number you want for example a 100 or 200 which is much more reasonable in my opinion. I lost this control when I switched to the Galaxy S7

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Kaleb, I had the same problem and I found the solution. The messaging app you are using has to be the default. Go to Settings>Applications>Default applications>Messaging app and select the one you are using. I was then able to turn off Delete Old...

Kaleb, I had the same problem and I found the solution. The messaging app you are using has to be the default. Go to Settings>Applications>Default applications>Messaging app and select the one you are using. I was then able to turn off Delete Old Messages.

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Mine is already set as default app still my messages from a particular chat got deleted :/

 
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that setting is greyed out and I'm unable to switch it.

 
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