How to Clear WhatsApp Chat History on iPhone

Time to eliminate outdated messages and conversations! Check out this straightforward guide to clean up WhatsApp chat history on iPhone to either make the app run more smoothly or reclaim some valuable storage on your device.

Whenever I have to communicate with my peers, friends and loved ones, WhatsApp is my go to service. Naturally, it hogs more storage than any other app on my iPhone thanks to all those funny videos and photos that I love to exchange. To ensure the messaging app doesn’t go overboard or consume more storage than I have allotted it, I make sure to clean it up from time to time. Luckily, clearing WhatsApp chat history on iPhone is not a big deal as you have complete control over what you want to eliminate and keep.

Are you also willing to clean up the messaging app? I would suggest you back up the chat history first if you don’t want to lose it for good. When you clear any chat, it also removes all the sent and received media. So, move ahead with the process keeping these things in mind.

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How to Clear WhatsApp Chat History on iPhone

How to Clear WhatsApp Chat History on iPhone

How to Delete Entire WhatsApp Message History on iPhone

Because of certain reasons such as privacy you might want to clean up the entire WhatsApp message history including the sent and received media. Luckily, WhatsApp allows you to do it instantly.

There are a few things which you need to know before proceeding ahead:

  • It will delete the entire chat history-both individual and group.
  • It will also delete all the WhatsApp users associated with the individual chat.
  • It won’t delete the name of Group chats. So, if you want to delete them, you will have to repeat the below-mentioned steps again.

Step #1. Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone.

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Step #2. Tap on Settings and then tap on Chats.

Tap on Settings then Chats in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Delete All Chats.

Tap on Delete All Chats in WhatsApp on iPhone

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Step #4. Enter your WhatsApp number → Tap on Delete All Chats.

Delete All WhatsApp Chats on iPhone

That’s it!

As mentioned above, the Group chat names are still there. If you want to delete them all, go through the same steps again.

How to Clear All WhatsApp Chat history At Once on iPhone

Step #1. Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on Settings and then tap on Chats.

Tap on Settings then Chats in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Clear All Chats.

Tap on Clear All Chats in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #4. Now, enter your WhatsApp number and then tap on Clear all chats.

Clear All WhatsApp Chat on iPhone

All the chat history has been cleared off.

How to Delete Individual Message In WhatsApp

There are times; you would like to clear an individual chat history for privacy purpose. WhatsApp allows you to do it easily. Let’s check out!

Step #1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Step #2. Next, make sure Chats tab is selected at the bottom. Open the conversation which message you wish to delete.

Step #3. Now, you need to touch and hold on any message you want to delete. Then, tap on the Delete button in the popup window.

Tap on Delete Button in WhatsApp Chat on iPhone

Step #4. If you want to delete multiple messages, tap on the tiny circle to the left of each message and then hit the delete buttonNext up, tap on the recycle bin icon and tap on delete message(s).

Delete Particular Message from WhatsApp on iPhone

How to Delete Individual/Group Chat History In WhatsApp

What if you want to delete an individual message in WhatsApp for any personal reason, how would remove it quickly. It’s quite simple. Let’s have a look!

Step #1. Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone → open the conversation which chats you want to clear off.

Step #2. Tap on the name of individual/group name.

Tap on Group or Contact Name in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #3. Scroll down and tap on Clear Chat.

Tap on Clear Chat in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #4. Next, you have two options:

  • Delete all except starred
  • Delete all messages

Choose the preferred option.

Delete Individual-Group Chat History In WhatsApp

Alternatively,

Step #1. Swipe right to left on Group/Contact name → Tap on More.

Swipe on Group or Contact Name and Tap on More in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Clear Chat.

Tap Clear Chat in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #3. Now, you have two options:

  • Delete all except starred
  • Delete all messages

Choose the preferred option.

Tap on Delete All Messages in WhatsApp on iPhone

That’s it.

Video: How to Clear WhatsApp Chat History on iPhone

Wrapping up

Use these simple tips to keep both the messaging app and your device uncluttered! Have any feedback? Do toss it up in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.

1 COMMENT

  1. I don’t mean to sound harsh, but what’s detailed in blog is rather brain-dead, but maybe it doesn’t address a more nuanced issue/question that I can’t seem to find an answer for.

    Of course if we delete the chats (hello!!!), but I do NOT want to delete my chats. I presume previously that I can archive the chats to iCloud or something, so that it’ll free up space on my iphone while I can still retrieve those chats if I want to. But apparently in whatsapp, the “archive” simply means the chats are moved to some “folder” called archive, but those chats all still reside on the phone, and archiving those chats did absolutely NOTHING to freeing up space on phone.

    That would have been MY idea of archiving something (backing them up somewhere that I can still access, but freeing my working space), apparently the whatsapp developers do not understand what archiving really means.

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