How to Clear the Messaging App Data on Samsung Phones (Marshmallow)


  • To clear the messaging data from a Samsung phone


  • Samsung J3
  • Any Samsung S6, S7 or S7 Edge not yet updated to Nougat (Android 7.0)


  1. Open the app drawer
  2. Tap the Settings app
  3. Scroll down and tap on Applications
  4. Tap Application manager
  5. Scroll down and tap Messages
  6. Tap Storage
  7. Tap Clear data

Additional Notes

This process will not delete any of your messages.

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