How to Easily Delete Message Attachments (& Free up Storage) with iOS 11 on iPhone

Message attachments are the photos, GIFs, and videos your friends and family send you. They’re stored as a part of each text message, and they can take up a lot of space without you ever thinking about it. Before iOS 11, you had to select each attachment you wanted to delete in the Message app. But there’s an easier way to delete message attachments and free up storage with iOS 11 on your iPhone. Here’s how.

Related: How to Easily Free up & Optimize Storage with iOS 11 on iPhone

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How to Easily Delete Message Attachments (& Free up Storage)

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Select General.
  • Tap iPhone Storage.

  • If you have any attachments large enough to take up a significant amount of storage, you’ll see Review Large Attachments under Recommendations.
  • To delete these attachments, tap Edit. Then tap to select the attachments you want to delete.

  • Tap the trash can icon in the upper right corner to delete the attachments.

Just make sure you save any attachments you want to keep to the Photos app before deleting them.


 

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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or watching anime. Her personal blog can be found at connerleecarey.com; you can also follow her on twitter @connerleecarey.