Prevent Audio/Video Messages from Getting Auto-Deleted in iOS 8 [How to]

As we’ve covered before, iOS 8 brings some very interesting changes to Messaging. One of the major introductions is the audio and video capability: you can now send audio and video messages instantly through the Messages app.

Audio and video in messages can take up a lot of space, though. So Apple designed iOS 8 in a way that prevents this data pile-up. Media messages (audio, video) will auto-delete (expire) in 2 minutes. But what if you don’t want that to happen?

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Prevent Audio/Video Messages from Getting Auto-Deleted in iOS 8 [How to]

Fortunately, iOS 8 comes with a setting that lets you configure this. You can prevent audio and video messages from expiring in 2 minutes.

Here’s How to Prevent Audio/Videos in Messages from Getting Deleted Automatically on iPhone and iPad (no expiration):

The Temporary method:

After you send an audio/video messages, tap on Keep under the message bubble. This will permanently save the audio message.

How to Prevent Audio and Video Messages from Expiry Auto-delete on iPhone and iPad in iOS 8

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The Permanent method

Step #1. Go to the Settings app.

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Messages.

Step #3. Under the label Audio Messages, tap Expire. Two options will be displayed here: a) After 2 minutes, b) Never.

Prevent Audio Video Messages from Getting Deleted Automatically in iOS 8

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Step #4. Tap on Never.

Step #5. Similarly for Video messages, under the label Video Messages, tap Expire.

Step #6. Tap on Never.

Step #7. Quit the Settings app.

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You’ll now notice that the instant audio and video messages that you send are not deleted. You should not be seeing an expiration notice under the audio/video bubble. That is an indication that your audio and video messages are safe.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.

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