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    Default Are all iMessage threads stored?

    I don't use spotlight search very often, but today I typed in three letters to search for a contact from the homescreen and it brought up four iMessage links to previous conversations in the screen. The thing is, those messages belonged to threads that I had deleted (or thought I had deleted) months ago out of the iMessage screen. I have more than enough storage available on my phone so that's not an issue; it's just the idea of unwanted/unneeded data taking up space on my phone when I thought it was deleted. Texts add up after awhile, and if I had a device with less storage it potentially could be an issue. Are all iMessages tucked away somewhere in the phone, or maybe Apple is archiving everyone's messages?

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    Default Re: Are all iMessage threads stored?

    There's not much one can do about that. You can go to Settings > General > Spotlight Search > uncheck messages. They won't show in Spotlight search then. But checking it back brings them back. There's supposed to be a remedy I saw online. But it worked for some but not others. Maybe this will help. I have not tried this. I do have old messages in Spotlight. But they don't bother me.
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    Let us know if this works!

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