Do you keep your text messages?

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Registered: 03-31-2014
Do you keep your text messages?
Mon, 07-21-2014 - 12:24pm

Hi. I just connected my phone to my computer and I'm at 22GB usage - 11GB phone, 11GB SD card. Most of it is photos, so I've got that handled. But a huge bulk is also text messages. So I'm wondering if you keep your texts or if you dump them, or just save certain ones, etc. I have over 3000 texts and going through each of them to see which ones are important would be torture. :/ 

Avatar for elc11
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Registered: 06-16-1998
Mon, 07-21-2014 - 1:13pm

I do keep a lot of them, out of laziness. You're right that going through them is a big job. Sometimes when I have a few minutes waiting time I'll go through some of them and delete. Maybe if you break it into little jobs it won't be so tedious.

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Registered: 03-31-2014
Mon, 07-21-2014 - 2:31pm

Thanks for the reply! I should have been better on top of things, doing it little by little. Serves me right, though, right? ;) 

I think I'll dump the ones from people I know there wouldn't be any important stuff from, and then do like you said and work little by little through the rest. It's going to take a bit! ;) 

Avatar for cmkarla
Registered: 01-03-2001
Tue, 07-22-2014 - 11:16am

I don't keep any text messages. If I get a picture, then I save it and if I get phone numbers, etc. I write them down and then delete.


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Registered: 07-22-2014
Tue, 07-22-2014 - 11:25am
I keep all my texts actually! Well they get sent to my e-mail through an app. Otherwise, the older ones get automatically deleted from my phone!
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Registered: 11-28-1999
Tue, 07-22-2014 - 11:26am

I don't keep texts--when my phone gets full, then I delete some.  I don't save them to a computer.  My texts are basically just conversations with my friends or kids so there is nothing that I would need to save.