I get these spam SMSs on my Sony Xperia. I try to delete them, but I can't. I select the SMS to delete, then confirm to delete. It takes ages and then my phone tells me the message is deleted, but it is not. It is still there!

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Go on setting and open application section . Now go to system apps and search message application . Open it and click clear data and also clear catch . By doing this your problem will be solved

  • That will probably unrecoverably delete all messages, yes. The OP may want to use a backup tool first!
    – pbhj
    Jun 29, 2017 at 0:02
  • I did go to Settings>>Apps>>ALL>>Messaging and clicked on Clear Data. It also cleared the Cache simultaneously. I went back to Messaging and found a screen saying GET STARTED. I clicked on it and all my messages were there. Tried to delete the unwanted ones, but I still get the same result. Went back to Settings to find data all the data was back again. Did I go to the wrong place in Settings? System apps are not separately listed on my phone.
    – Wilmien
    Jun 29, 2017 at 12:51

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