Permanently Delete Facebook Messages on iPhone to Avoid Privacy Leak

Do you know that you can delete your Facebook messenger messages on your iOS device with the scope of gaining back your iPhone storage space in just few steps? Yes, it is very possible to regain your iOS storage space which have been occupied by Facebook messenger messages, documents, and media files. Hence, if your iPhone is running out of storage space, one quick way of regaining your storage space is to delete all or some messages from your iPhone using the following methods we are about to discuss with you.

How to Delete Facebook Messages Permanently on iPhone (iOS 11.3 Supported)

Even though a Facebook messenger app for iOS devices lets you keep in touch with every one of your friends and customers on Facebook, there is also need that you permanently erase your copy of Facebook messenger messages in order to prevent any form of privacy leakages that may arise from a hack, and the best tool for this kind of function is iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac.

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Follow the steps below to permanently erase Facebook Messages:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to PC with a cable, and launch Umate Pro.

Step 2: Click on the fourth mode “Erase Private Fragment” and click “Scan” to proceed.

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Step 3: Go through the list of your private data and select “Facebook Messenger Messages”.

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Step 4: Click on “Erase Now” button and select a security level for this operation.

Step 5: Manually type “delete” into the box to confirm your request.

After you have completed these steps, be rest assured that all your Facebook messages are rendered unrecoverable.

How to Manually Delete Facebook Messages on iPhone

Some iOS users unknowingly set their devices on ‘Keep messages forever’, and such settings accumulate gigs and tones of messages on iPhone’s scarce storage space. However, if you discover such settings and you would like to disable it, you can follow these simple steps.

1. Click on ‘Settings’.
2. Scroll down to ‘Messages’.
3. Click on ‘Message History’.
4. Scroll and select ‘Keep Message’.
5. Choose from the three options; 30 days, 1 year or forever.
6. After selecting 30 days, accept the notification that you would like to delete all messages beyond 30 days.
7. Confirm your request by clicking “Delete”.
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The above process won’t be able to delete your Facebook messenger messages that are not up to 30 days on your iPhone, you can delete such messages or conversations through these steps.

How to Delete Facebook Message or File

Step 1: Launch your Facebook messenger app from your iOS device.
Step 2: Open the conversation.
Step 3: Click and hold the message you would like to delete.
Step 4: Click on delete.

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How to Delete Facebook Conversations

Step 1: View your conversations.
Step 2: Swipe left across the conversation you would like to erase.
Step 3: Click on to click on ‘Delete’.

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How to Completely Erase Private Data on iPhone

How to delete messenger messages on iPhone cannot be fully discussed if we do not share tips on how to use Umate Pro in completely erasing other private data on iPhone. Private data are mostly generated by social media and messaging apps like Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Instagram, etc. call histories and media files are also included in this class of data. However, without erasing this personal information from your iPhone, they can accumulate to occupy your storage space, and lead to data breach.

Features of iMyFone Umate Pro

  • Preview and selectively erase private files.
  • Render deleted private data 100% unrecoverable.
  • Erase private fragments leftover by deleted third-party apps.
  • Offer users fast turn around on the speed, security and responsiveness of their iPhone after scanning and cleaning.
  • Offer four erasure modes that suits all kinds of data erasure needs on iOS devices.

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