Solved how do delete message from phone but not from computer

January 29, 2014 at 06:44:55
Specs: Windows 7
I want to delete messages from my phone but not from my personal computer. Is there a way to do that? It is my work phone so I need some of the messages left on my computer but don't need them on my phone.

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January 29, 2014 at 09:21:09
mmm on my BlackBerry and presumably other makes/models too - all one has to do is to select the message from the list of messages and delete it.

On the BB there is a menu option (a cluster of dots to the left of the mouse) which lists various option - including delete (the selected message…).

On your phone there will be similar; depending on what make/model it is depends where it is.

What make/model phone do you have?

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January 29, 2014 at 09:24:42
I just switched from Blackberry to iPhone. I used that feature on my Blackberry constantly but I can't seem to find that option on the iPhone!

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January 29, 2014 at 09:48:38
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mmm fortuitous post for me… as I'm likely to go over to an iPhone in a little while. Will wait for the iphone 6 to emerge and get an iPhone 5s (which will likely be be discounted to some degree when the 6 arrives).


tells you (and me for the future) how it's "dun"

Most of the current hits on google seem to refer to iOS7…

This link includes iOS6 as well (scroll down a little).

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January 29, 2014 at 10:03:10
I just got the 5 and while there are some things I like about it - I miss my Blackberry features that I can't seem to find on this phone. Thanks for the assistance - I will check those sites you posted and see if it give me what I need.

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January 29, 2014 at 10:25:01
In the main messaging screen where you see all your messages, swipe left on a message you want to delete and the delete button will show up.

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January 29, 2014 at 10:25:03
I know there is learning curve in the transition from BB to iPhone… For the purposes I use a BB I seldom use some (many?) of its features; mostly use calls of course, texting and push-mail… And occasionally a little web access/maps etc…

I have found the 9900 Bold I have much less a decent/reliable phone than my 9700. My 9700 was trouble free for over 2.5yrs, and then the "mouse" function went awry. The 9900 has been a pain in the .. a lot of the time… Needing a phone while the 9700 was being repaired (filial duties emergency contact role…) I had to get a quick replacement…; which meant a 2yr deal for the same as I was paying monthly "pay as you go…" I may yet switch back to the (now repaired) 9700 and forgo the iPhone; but as I can get a discount deal in due course for an iPhone - who knows…

Keep us posted on the outcome of your research at the links above?

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January 29, 2014 at 10:30:49
I found that but it deletes it from the computer also and I need to keep it on the computer - I just want it deleted from my phone not the server.

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January 29, 2014 at 10:49:47
Don't understand your post 7… The iphone is "not" connected to your computer - when you delete a message? You phone is in your hand (obviously) with no connection to your computer?

both go through it - and no mention of connecting to a computer in the process.

If you are wishing to leave a copy of an email(?) on the (email) server you have to select that option - and on a BB it is part of the "(how) do you want to delete this message pop up" as you know.

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January 29, 2014 at 11:36:11
Sorry that was confusing. It doesn't actually delete it from the computer it deletes it from the server and I can see it on my PC. Whereas with the Blackberry I could delete it either from my handheld only or both my handheld and PC.

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January 29, 2014 at 12:05:49
I had a feeling it was the server aspect you were referring to - but needed to be sure…

I'll have a think, hunt etc. and hopefully find out how…

Is/are the email account/s a pop3 or similar; I'm thinking of the BB push-mail service...

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January 29, 2014 at 12:10:45
It is a pop account - the server is Gmail - don't know if that helps or not.

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January 29, 2014 at 12:25:53
I asked re' pop3 as I wondered if per chance you were using something akin to Apple's mail system, and if so that that might make things harder to achieve?

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January 29, 2014 at 12:29:08
This from Apple support for the iphone 5 (under the mail, contacts, calendar section) may help you resolve it; includes a particular reference to Gmail and then the link required to go further…

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January 29, 2014 at 12:30:42
The link to Gmail goes to here:

then look in email clients etc. section...

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January 29, 2014 at 12:33:02
and they do have an option in their pop3 settings to allow you delete - or not - from the sever!

It's in their "deleting messages in Gmail after pop download…"

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