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10 Clever Tips To Free Up Storage on Your Smartphone

Reader's Digest Logo By Elisa Roland of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 10: Are you keeping a string of texts about driving soccer car pool or <a href="http://www.rd.com/advice/relationships/breaking-up-best-apps-5-stages-of-grief/1/">obsessing over that last email fight with your ex</a>? Are you hanging on to a message from a number you don't recognize, because you think you'll eventually recall who it was from? It's time to apply some common closet-cleaning principles and dump those text messages if you haven't read them...in 30 days. Not only are they sucking up precious storage space, they're sucking your energy too, whether you're aware of it or not. And zapping them is easy peasy: Open up Settings and tap Messages. Scroll down until you find Message History and choose how long to Keep Messages. You'll also have the option to delete older messages here. If you're feeling the need to hang on to that one text from your ex, you may want to keep them for a year. But think about how great it will feel to simply let them all go!

Let go of old text messages

Are you keeping a string of texts about driving soccer car pool or obsessing over that last email fight with your ex? Are you hanging on to a message from a number you don't recognize, because you think you'll eventually recall who it was from? It's time to apply some common closet-cleaning principles and dump those text messages if you haven't read them...in 30 days. Not only are they sucking up precious storage space, they're sucking your energy too, whether you're aware of it or not. And zapping them is easy peasy: Open up Settings and tap Messages. Scroll down until you find Message History and choose how long to Keep Messages. You'll also have the option to delete older messages here. If you're feeling the need to hang on to that one text from your ex, you may want to keep them for a year. But think about how great it will feel to simply let them all go!
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