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If WeChat is one of the most daily-used apps on your iPhone, you may find that WeChat occupies so much space. WeChat itself occupies 115MB while its documents and data occupies as much as several GBs. Deleting WeChat messages is a good way to resize WeChat storage.
When Should We Delete WeChat Messages on iPhone?
- Want to save space on iPhone and delete data that no longer need, such as WeChat messages or WeChat attached photos/videos
- Selling the old iPhone and don't want to leave private data like WeChat messages behind
- Have discussed sensitive info with a business client over WeChat
- Have discussed family secrets with family members and don't wish for anyone to know
- Have a nosy spouse or room mate, and simply don't want the person living with to know the discussion
Simply Delete WeChat Messages on iPhone (Recoverable)
If you're ready to save some space and guard your privacy, here are a few different ways that you can delete WeChat messages on iPhone:
1. How to Delete iPhone Wechat Messages
- Launch WeChat app and you will be in the “Chats” interface.
- Tap the contact where you want to delete messages. Press and hold the message until you can choose “Delete”. Hit “Ok” to confirm.
- Or press and hold the messages. You have “More” option beside “Delete”.
- Select the unwanted messages and tap “Trash” icon at the bottom. Hit “delete” to confirm.
2. How to Delete WeChat Chat History from iPhone
To delete WeChat chat history, you should go to “Chats” interface. Slide each conversation to left and tap “Delete”. You can do it one by one. Or you can delete chat history in bulk once.
- Once WeChat is launched, head over to “Me” tab.
- Choose “Settings > General > Storage”. It will help you to clear WeChat cache automatically.
- Once clearing WeChat cache done, you can tap “Clear WeChat”. All the chats will be listed there according to the storage of each conversation.
- Select unwanted conversation or choose “Select All” and hit “Delete” button.
If you want to clear the whole WeChat chats history, you can go to "Me > Settings > General" and click on "Clear Chat History".
Permanently Delete WeChat Messages on iPhone
Especailly when you want to sell iPhone or don't want anyone snooping on your private conversations, you should completely destroy WeChat messages instead of just "delete". But how?
Well, you can come to iMyFone WeChat Eraser or iMyFone WeChat Eraser for Mac. It is the only one iOS data eraser which supports to permanently erase WeChat data and make them unrecoverable, including messages, voice messages, small videos, photos, etc.
- 100% Unrecoverable - Any erased data is totally irrecoverable by any hackers or recovery tools.
- Permanently Delete WeChat Chats - WeChat messages, photos, videos, etc on iPhone will be completely overwritten to avoid privacy leak.
- Remove Deleted WeChat Files - Previously deleted WeChat data can be viewed and completely removed from iPhone hard drive.
- Get Rid of All WeChat Traces - All incomplete WeChat fragments can be 100% erased to protect your privacy.
- Clear WeChat Cache - 1-click to thoroughly clear WeChat cache and all other app cache at once (a free trial).
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How to Permanently Delete WeChat Messages on iPhone?
Step 1: Install and run iMyFone WeChat Eraser and connect your iPhone to it.
Step 2: Choose Erase Private Data mode and click Scan.
Step 3: After the scan finished, preview and select the WeChat messages or attachments that you want to erase.
Step 4: Click on "Erase Now" button, then type "delete" to confirm and it will begin to erase your iPhone WeChat messages permanently.
It's also suggested to run "Erase Deleted Files" and "Erase Private Fragments" to see how many deleted WeChat files or traces are still left on your iPhone for free.
There are also a few other great features that come with iMyFone WeChat Eraser that you may find useful:
- iOS Data Transfer: It also works as iOS media transfer from iDevice to computer. Not only for photos, but also for videos, audio file over 5MB, they can be transferred to computer. Then you can also choose to delete the original media from your device.
- Photo Compressor: It can help you to compress your photos in bulk without deleting invisible quality but save 75% photo space.
- iOS Boost-up: Unused files like app cache, photo cache, iTunes cache,crash logs, corrupted files and more can be remove once with 1 click. It is much easier than manual deletion. You should have a try. It is for FREE trial. Or you can also remove temporary files.
So if you're concerned about protecting your privacy, consider giving iMyFone WeChat Eraser a try.