Even as there are so many free chat clients like WhatsApp, Google’s Hangout, Messenger, and Skype, users still have some fascination with Messages app on their iPhones and iPads. While iMessage offers limited facility to send an iMessage to another iPhone owner over Wi-Fi or mobile data, Messages certainly burns hole in users’ pockets.
Apart from giving bill shocks to the users, Messages app creates some unwanted cache. When users use this app continuously without removing cache, it surely slows down the performance of their iOS devices. In other words, Messages app is one among the many reasons that create other data, and you must remove the other data from your iPhone or iPad.
If you wonder how Messages app can pile up other data, you should check all your messages you sent with pictures & videos. Regrettably, when you restore your phone from backup, the other data doesn’t get deleted from your device.
For your rescue, here is iBackupbot – a backup editing program for iOS users. This program allows you to edit your iPhone or iPad’s backup as you can select all the Massage cache to remove.
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Before you go ahead, note that iBackupbot can perform the task of clearing Message cache with the help of your Mac or Windows computer. Also ensure that you have downloaded the latest version of iTunes on your computer.
Step #1: First off, download iBackupbot on your Mac or Windows computer.
Step #2: Next, you need to backup your iOS device via iTunes. To do this, sync your device with your Mac/computer → Launch iTunes → Follow on-screen steps to trust the device and enter the passcode (if you are asked) → Click on your iPhone/iPad → Click on Backup Now button.
Step #3: Now launch iBackupbot.
Step #4: Click on System Files → Mediadomain → Library → SMS → Attachments.
Step #5: Folders within Attachments contain the Message cache like photos, videos and other media you have sent and received on your device.
Step #6: From here, you can remove all folders to clear the data.
Step #7: Finally, click on ‘Restore’; this will restore your iPhone to backup.
But what about your iCloud backup? Well, you can get rid of your iCloud backup: Open Settings → iCloud → Storage & Backup, and then delete the backup.
The other data issue can do more damage than you can imagine. Hence, it is advisable to clear such data at regular intervals. Note that the process to find and remove other data is quite long; moreover, you can also check other data on your iPhone and iPad using iTunes.