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How can delete all messages from any particular number (delete all messages from 5555555555)

How can delete messages contains "xyz" words (delete messages contains "hello word")

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Mar 13, 2018 6:01 AM in response to lkings In response to lkings

Hi,


Not easy.


Using the search box seem to require you remove the leading + sign for the Country Code leader and also the spaces that apply to the formatting in the Contacts app.


So +1 2345 67890 becomes 1234567890 in the search box.


This only bring up the thread/Conversation where this number may have been used or where it might be mentioned.

Testing my own number for instance brought up the conversation that I have with my son.

A little while back he iMessage me at work.

The WiFi coverage is not good at work and sometimes I would be sending by SMS.

This meant the conversation swapped between the Apple ID he has started talking to me on and the iPhone's number.

Of course for him the conversation was then split over several threads as how I was sending change.

On My Mac it appears as one conversation.


What is not apparent is which iMessages or SMS are actually sent from my Number within the conversation.


For words a phrases the same Find and the CMD + g key will move on to the next find.

However the Find Next (CMD + G) did not always seem to show what I was expecting.

It will jump to the next use of the word.




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9:32 pm Monday; March 12, 2018


 iMac 2.5Ghz i5 2011 (Sierra)
 G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
 MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
 Mac OS X (10.6.8),
 iPhone 6 iOS 11.x and an iPad (2)

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Mar 13, 2018 6:01 AM in response to lkings In response to lkings

Hi,


Not easy.


Using the search box seem to require you remove the leading + sign for the Country Code leader and also the spaces that apply to the formatting in the Contacts app.


So +1 2345 67890 becomes 1234567890 in the search box.


This only bring up the thread/Conversation where this number may have been used or where it might be mentioned.

Testing my own number for instance brought up the conversation that I have with my son.

A little while back he iMessage me at work.

The WiFi coverage is not good at work and sometimes I would be sending by SMS.

This meant the conversation swapped between the Apple ID he has started talking to me on and the iPhone's number.

Of course for him the conversation was then split over several threads as how I was sending change.

On My Mac it appears as one conversation.


What is not apparent is which iMessages or SMS are actually sent from my Number within the conversation.


For words a phrases the same Find and the CMD + g key will move on to the next find.

However the Find Next (CMD + G) did not always seem to show what I was expecting.

It will jump to the next use of the word.




User uploaded file

9:32 pm Monday; March 12, 2018


 iMac 2.5Ghz i5 2011 (Sierra)
 G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
 MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
 Mac OS X (10.6.8),
 iPhone 6 iOS 11.x and an iPad (2)

Mar 13, 2018 6:01 AM

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Mar 13, 2018 2:59 PM in response to lkings In response to lkings

Hi,


I am not aware of any scripts.

I rarely keep that many Threads open in the Side Bar so I could easily remove individual iMessages or SMS items by hand.


Having said that some of these Find and Replace ones might be adaptable.



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9:59 pm Tuesday; March 13, 2018


 iMac 2.5Ghz i5 2011 (Sierra)
 G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
 MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
 Mac OS X (10.6.8),
 iPhone 6 iOS 11.x and an iPad (2)

Mar 13, 2018 2:59 PM

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