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How to delete messages on your Apple Watch

Clean up your text inbox with a swipe and a tap.
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January 25, 2023

It is extremely convenient to receive and read messages on your wrist with a smartwatch. However, scrolling through tons of conversations can get tiresome. Find out how to delete unwanted text messages on your Apple Watch.

Read more: Everything you need to know about Apple’s wearables

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To delete text messages from your Apple Watch, swipe left over the conversation you wish to remove and tap the trash icon.


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How to delete messages on your Apple Watch

Once you’ve finished reading a text or concluded a conversation, deleting messages on your device is simple. While you can’t remove just one single message, you can delete entire threads.

  • Open the Messages app on your Apple Watch.
  • Swipe left over the conversation you want to delete.
  • Tap the red trash icon, then tap Delete to confirm.

Can you delete all messages at once?

Unfortunately, there is no way to delete all the messages on your watch at once. You can only delete individual conversations one at a time.

How to mute messages on your Apple Watch

An Apple Watch Ultra displays muted text message conversations.
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You can also mute a specific text conversation (or an overactive group thread) on your Apple Watch as well. Once you mute a conversation, you will see a crossed-out bell icon next to the contact’s name or number.

  • Open the Messages app on your Apple Watch.
  • Swipe left over the conversation you want to mute.
  • Tap the purple bell icon.

Read more: Common Apple Watch problems and solutions

FAQs

No. Message delivery between the devices is synced, but message deletion is not synced.