How to Edit or Delete Sent Messages on iPhone Running iOS 16

How to Edit and Delete Messages on iPhone in iOS 16

Apple has released iOS 16 to the general public, and it comes with a plethora of upgraded features that you should check out. While the highlight of the update will be the new Lock Screen, Apple has embedded countless additions that might help you do more. The Messages app received a major upgrade with the ability to Edit and Delete messages. If you have installed the latest build on your iPhone, check out how to Edit and Delete messages in iOS 16.

This is How You Can Easily Edit or Delete Messages on Your iPhone Running The Latest iOS 16 Software

There have been numerous times when we have accidentally sent a message to the wrong person. Moreover, sometimes the purpose of the message is not entirely clear, and you want to make changes to it. Before iOS 16, iPhone and iPad users had to clarify their intent or send another supporting message in case of a mishap. Now, Apple is bestowing iPhone users with new abilities that will put their minds at ease. If you are unfamiliar, we will teach you how to Edit and Delete messages in iOS 16. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions below:

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How to Edit Messages on iPhone Running iOS 16

Step 1: The first thing that you have to do is launch the Messages app that contains the chat with the message you want to edit.

Step 2: Tap and hold the message that you want to Edit, and a pop-over menu would appear.

How to Edit and Delete Messages on iPhone in iOS 16

Step 3: Tap on the Edit button from the menu and make the required changes to the message.

Step 4: Once you do that, tap on the Blue tick on the right to confirm the changes. This is all that you have to do if you want to edit the message in iOS 16.

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How to Edit and Delete Messages on iPhone in iOS 16

How to Delete Messages on iPhone Running iOS 16

Step 1: To delete the message, launch the Messages app and open the chat thread with the message that you want to delete.

Step 2: Tap and hold the message, and a pop-over menu would appear.

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Step 3: Select the Undo Send option.

Step 4: The message will disappear and will be replaced by a message that would read: "You unsent a message." This is all that you have to do to delete a message in iOS 16.

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Note: If you do not see the Edit button, the message was sent over 15 minutes ago and cannot be edited. Moreover, if you do not see the Undo Send option, the message was sent over 2 minutes ago and can not be deleted.

This is all that you have to do to edit or delete a message in iOS 16. Take note that the new options are only available for iMessage and do not apply to SMS. In addition, the sender and the recipient of the message should be running iOS 16. Check out our announcement post for more details.

This is all there is to it, folks. How did you like the ability to edit or delete messages in ioS 16? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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