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How Many Texts Should You Store?

I was using Signal for both encrypted messaging and SMS, but decided to separate the two for simplicity.  I exported my texts and found out that I have over 100,000 texts on my phone.  While I imagine there are plenty of people with more than that, I was wondering if at some point there is a legitimate reason (other than security I suppose) to delete them?

 

Would I see slowdowns or run in to issues from "too many" texts?  

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Highly unlikely, unless you have a pretty low end phone.

This isn't the late 90's where a phone could only hold so many things.

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1 minute ago, dizmo said:

Highly unlikely, unless you have a pretty low end phone.

This isn't the late 90's where a phone could only hold so many things.

I have a Galaxy S10, but I will say the Google Messages app is just a liiiitle slower now than it was before.  I believe that is because 90,000+ of these texts are with one person, so that particular conversation is slow when loading.

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39 minutes ago, AdvocateOfNyx said:

I was using Signal for both encrypted messaging and SMS, but decided to separate the two for simplicity.  I exported my texts and found out that I have over 100,000 texts on my phone.  While I imagine there are plenty of people with more than that, I was wondering if at some point there is a legitimate reason (other than security I suppose) to delete them?

 

Would I see slowdowns or run in to issues from "too many" texts?  

Wanting to delete them is OK but except for the couple of megabytes then they dont hurt 

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Just now, AdvocateOfNyx said:

I have a Galaxy S10, but I will say the Google Messages app is just a liiiitle slower now than it was before.  I believe that is because 90,000+ of these texts are with one person, so that particular conversation is slow when loading.

Eh if you think it's slowing you down just export what you have, delete, and start over.

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55 minutes ago, AdvocateOfNyx said:

I have a Galaxy S10, but I will say the Google Messages app is just a liiiitle slower now than it was before.  I believe that is because 90,000+ of these texts are with one person, so that particular conversation is slow when loading.

#teamS10 I use WhatsApp and i have almost 9 years of masseges on it (I think that the first massege I ever sent on WhatApp carried pver all the way with me) and 2 of those years where years where I would work from my phone and use WhatsApp more then the usual and I have never expirenced any slowdown 

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