Hi! Messages come into your blackberry and, to delete them, you might have been holding down the ‘alt’ key and scrolling to highlight messages and then pressing the backspace key. Or maybe since it’s such a pain, you haven’t been deleting them at all! These old messages – emails and text messages alike – grab memory from your smartphone and degrade its performance.
To get rid of a whole bunch of messages, highlight a date and press the menu key (that’s the one with the blackberry logo to the left of the trackball). Scroll to the ‘delete prior’ menu item and click the trackball. All the messages prior to your highlighted date will be deleted, all at once!