Mark Multiple iMessage Conversations As Read

If you interact with several entities via texting, then you can accumulate several text listings in the iMessage App. It is a pain to go through each text and remove it manually. There is a way in iMessage to select and remove several texts once. Here is how you do that.

Removing Multiple Texts

I don’t know if this happens to you, but here is what happens to me in the iMessage App on my iPhone. Over a period of time I accumulate several texts from friends, family, businesses and advertisements. It becomes somewhat counterproductive to interact with these texts. You just have to delete some of them. It is easy to delete multiple texts once.

You begin by tapping the circle ellipses at the top of your text list.

This drops a menu. You need to tap on “Select Messages”.

When you tap on “Select Messages”, you will get this screen display.

All you have to do is tap on those circles next to texts to select them for deletion.

Once your selection is complete, just tap on “Delete” in the bottom-right corner of the screen and those texts will be gone.

If you have several screens of texts, you can scroll through and mark whichever ones you want to remove.


Texting has become a part of our lives. Sometimes it can become it a bit overwhelming. When that happens, it is easy to delete texts in bulk to clean up your iMessage App.