Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have noticed that long clicking an SMS message brings up a menu containing a "Lock message" option. What does this do? I have a Nexus S.

share|improve this question
Presumably it prevents you from deleting it, but you'd need to be clearer about what kind of messages you're talking about and what phone/app you have. – Matthew Read Nov 26 '11 at 1:13
@MatthewRead: Nexus S. SMS messages – Casebash Nov 26 '11 at 4:49
up vote 16 down vote accepted

If you lock a message, when you delete a conversation with a locked message, every message other than the locked message will be erased from that conversation.

share|improve this answer

On most android smartphones there is a feature that makes the phone run faster. This feature is after a certain amount of messages(on mine it's 210)it begins to delete them,locking the message also prevents it from being deleted.

share|improve this answer

that means (normally on every phone) that it cannot be deleted, just like a locked picture on a camera. so, if you would like to keep a message safe, i suggest locking it so no accidents happen. although, when the time comes that it wants to be deleted, it can be unlocked and then deleted

share|improve this answer

protected by Community Feb 21 '15 at 17:52

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.