How do you hide messages on iPhone without deleting them?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

To hide messages on your iPhone without deleting them, you can follow these steps:

1. Edit and Delete Contact:
– Open the Contacts app on your iPhone.
– Find the contact associated with the message you want to hide.
– Tap on “Edit” in the top right corner of the contact’s page.
– Scroll down and tap on the “Delete Contact” button at the bottom.
– Confirm the deletion by tapping on “Delete Contact” again in the popup window.

2. Enable Message Filtering:
– Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
– Scroll down and tap on “Messages”.
– Under the “Message Filtering” section, you’ll find the “Filter Unknown Senders” option.
– Toggle the switch next to “Filter Unknown Senders” to turn it on.

By deleting the contact associated with the message, the conversation will be removed from the Messages app. However, keep in mind that this will only hide the conversation, and it can still be visible if you receive new messages from the same contact.

Enabling the “Filter Unknown Senders” feature will help filter out messages from unknown senders, such as spam or promotional messages. This can help declutter your Messages app and reduce the visibility of unwanted conversations.

It’s worth noting that these methods will only hide the messages on your device and not completely delete them. The messages will still be accessible if you restore your iPhone from a backup or if you use a software tool to recover deleted data.

In my personal experience, I have found these methods to be effective in managing and hiding messages on my iPhone without permanently deleting them. It provides a way to declutter my Messages app without losing important conversations or information.