How to use the Delete Prior option on the BlackBerry Smartphone

Article ID: KB00133

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 08-19-2014

Submitted By: Pamela Bernard

Last Modified By: Naz Malik


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry 7 OS and earlier
  • BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry 7.1 or earlier

The Delete Prior option removes all the messages on the BlackBerry smartphone prior to and including the date selected.

Email messages are not deleted from the Inbox in the email client when the Delete Prior option is used on the BlackBerry smartphone.

Steps to use the Delete Prior option:

  1. In the Messages screen on the BlackBerry smartphone, highlight the date.
  2. Click the Trackwheel/Menu key and select Delete Prior.
  3. Click Delete. (All messages prior to and including this date are deleted.)


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It is also possible to perform a Delete Prior of messages that were located by the Search function. After searching for the messages, follow the same steps

The deletion of messages when using this function on the BlackBerry smartphone will not reconcile to the Inbox.