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How many text messages do i have (A How-to Guide)

Last Updated on December 13, 2021 by Kennedy

How many text messages do i have in my mobile phone, this question pops into the head when you feel that you message box is filled up or maybe you can’t seem to receive new messages.

Or probably you are being curious.

You can easily check the total number of text messages in your android phone and iPhone, there’s no difficulty in checking it at all and I will guide you through in this article.

Now let’s jump in.

How many text messages do i have in my phone?

To check how many text messages you have in your android phone you simply have to open the message app and tap on any of the messages and then mark all of them. By doing this you will know the total text messages in your android phone.

How many text messages do i have


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Now let me guide you on how to check you total number of text messages and mind you I’m using a Samsung phone.

1. Get started by opening the message app in your android phone and tap on any of text messages.

2. You will see the option to select the entire text messages in your android phone, and kindly do that. After you have selected all the text messages in your android phone, it will show you the number of the text messages.

How many text messages do i have

With this you have attain the total number of text messages in your phone based on the different phone numbers or contacts that sent a text message to you.

However, if asking how many text messages do i have in my mobile phone is to know all the entire sent and received text messages then that will be a whole lot of work for you.

All you have to do is to open a text message sent by any of the contact in your mobile phone and mark all the entire text messages in the message box. With that you have gotten the total number for that very contact and you have to move on to the next contact and do same.

This is what you will have to do until the very end of your text message.


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This is a lot of work especially if you have too many text messages in your message box. As it stands now there’s no app thar will help to count the total number of text messages in an android phone or even in iphone.

You have to do that by yourself and that is very stressful and time consuming if you have lots of text messages.

How many text messages do i have on iphone

To check how many text messages you have in your iPhone, you have to get started by first tapping on the “Home” button (the home button is the circular one on the front of the device with a square inside of it) and this helps to wake your iPhone from its sleep.

Now you have to swipe the lock across the screen to unlock your phone. If you have a password, enter it at this time. You should be navigated to your home screen.

Look at the “Messages” icon on your springboard. This is the application that you use to send and receive text messages.

There should be a red circle in the upper right-hand corner of the icon with a number in it. This number represents how many new text messages you currently have.

Look at the “Phone” icon on your iPhone’s home screen.

Touch it once to open the “Phone” application. At the bottom of the screen, there’s a “Voicemail” icon. There should be a red circle in the upper right-hand corner of the icon with a number in it. This number shows the total number of text messages or how many new voice mail messages you currently  have in your iPhone.


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How many text messages have i sent this month

To check how many text messages you have sent in a month you have to check your phone bill details as it includes the number of sent text messages in a given month.

So far this is the only way to know how many text messages you have sent this month or any given month. Once again there’s no app that will do the job for you unless you will have to do it manually and which is time consuming.

Trying to know or figure out how many texts have i sent in a month, kindly check your phone bill details as it will be included in the phone bill or you can contact your carrier service provider to assist you with the number.

How do I check text messages on Samsung?

To check text messages on samsung phone, kindly open the Samsung message app and right inside the message app you will see all the received and sent text messages.

What is the difference between Samsung messages and Android messages?

The difference between Samsung messages and Android messages is the fact that Samsung messages is for Samsung phones and work only on samsung phones, while the android messages is owned by Google and can work on any Android phone.

Mind you, Samsung messages do come pre-installed and can’t be downloaded from the play store, while android messages which is owned by Google can be downloaded from the Google play store.

Is it better to use Samsung messages or Google messages?

This depends on one’s scale of preference as I myself prefer to use the google messages because of the skin material and the interface compared to Samsung messages which looks dull to me.

Google rcs chat messages is a lot better compared to Samsung rcs chat feature which is still in beta version.

As for delivery report, I love how Google messages show it’s delivery report compared to Samsung messages delivery report which looks poor to me. Asking is it better to use Samsung messages or Google messages goes down to your choice as I have seen quite number of samsung users that prefers the Samsung messages to Google messages app.

So it is better to use the two messages app, compare them and make your decision or choice.

I do hope to have given you the answer to what you are looking for how many text messages do i have in my android phone and iPhone. However, I don’t see the reason why you should be checking the number of text messages in your mobile phone unless you feel they are so much and want to get rid of some of the text messages.