If you have iMessage installed on your Mac, you will find that iMessage keeps track of the chat history on your Mac. This could be very useful when you need to check the chat history for information you need. However, you may want to clear iMessage chat history on Mac and other iOS devices, and get rid of the old conversations or just to free up some space.
Just follow the simple steps below to clear iMessage chat history on Macbook Pro, Macbook Air and other Mac computer.
There's also another way to clear iMessage chat history on Mac OS. You can do this through the command line. Quit out of iMessage and open Terminal, at the prompt type the following:
When all these are done, just relaunch iMessages on your Mac computer and you will find that the chat history on iMessage is empty now.
Besides your Mac, you might also use iMessage on iPhone, iPad and iPod. And to delete iMessage chat history on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is different from that on Mac OS X. As a result, we'll describe how to delete iMessage chat history for iOS 9/8/7/6 in two ways.
Tenorshare iCareFone (iPhone Care Pro) is a professional iOS 10.3/10.2/10.1/10/9.3/9.2/9/8 cleaning and care utility. It is able to remove all junk files, including useless iMessage conversations permanently in just one click on iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE, 6s/6s Plus, 6/6 Plus, 5s/5/4s, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4/3, iPad Pro, iPod touch 6G, iPod touch 5G etc.
Step 1: Open Tenorshare iCareFone, and connect your iOS device to computer. Then click on “Speedup&Clean”.
Step 2: Select “Deep Clean” and make sure to slide the button next to “Messages” to ON, and click “Scan Now” to move on.
Step 3: After scanning, you can view the messages scanned out and choose you don’t need, then click “Clean Now” button and then all the iMessage chat history will gone.
Hold your finger down on the message until you get a popup menu.
With all the iMessages gone from your Mac and iPhone, your device must run faster. Additionally, you can also delete iPhone browsing history to improve iPhone performance.