How to Delete a Message on iPhone 14

On an iPhone 14, you may remove a text message by accessing the Messages app and then the conversation. By tapping and holding the message and then selecting the More option, the message can be removed. Then, tap the circle to the left of the message you want to remove, the trash can icon, and finally, the remove Message option.

Our explanation of erasing iPhone messages continues below with additional information, including screenshots.

For more information on how to delete messages on iPhone 14, see this video.

How to Delete a Text Message from an iPhone 14

This post’s steps were accomplished using an iPhone 14 Plus running iOS 17.

These methods are also compatible with many more recent iOS versions and iPhone models, including those listed below:

  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max

Step 1: First, launch the Messages app.

Step 2: Choose the conversation from which you want to remove the message.

Step 3: Hold down the message you want to erase.

Step 4: Click the More button.

Step 5: After selecting each message to be deleted, tap the trash can symbol in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

Each message that will be erased will have a checkmark appear in the circle to the left of it.

Step 6: Confirm the removal of the text message by tapping the Delete Message option.

how to delete a message on iPhone 14

You will be able to delete text messages that you no longer want to read when you start a discussion now that you know how to delete texts on iPhone 14.

By swiping left from the main Messages panel and selecting the delete option, you may easily remove an entire text message thread.

How to Remove iPhone Messages Video

Delete an iPhone 14 Text Message in Summary

  1. Go to the Messages tab.
  2. Choose a conversation.
  3. Touch and hold on the message.
  4. Select More.
  5. Choose a message.
  6. Click the trash bin icon.
  7. From the menu, choose Delete Message.

Related: How to Name an iPhone 14 Group Message


Someone may send you, or you may send someone else, a text message that you do not want to see every time you open that conversation.

You can, fortunately, erase individual messages inside a discussion in the Messages app.

This means that you can maintain the rest of the message while deleting the undesirable one.

It should be noted that this does not delete the message from the device of the recipient.

Hopefully, our advice on how to delete messages on iPhone 14 will be useful in the future.

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