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How to customize the expiration time for audio messages on iPhone and iPad

There’s a feature in iMessage that allows you to send and receive audio messages. By default, these messages automatically delete after two minutes to save space in iCloud and on your device. Follow along to learn how to customize the expiration time for audio messages.

How to customize expiration time for audio messages on iPhone and iPad

  1. Open Settings > Messages.
  2. Scroll down to the audio messages section. Tap on expire.
  3. You’re now presented with two options: After 2 minutes or Never.

While there are limited options, at least Apple gives you an option to save the audio messages forever. Note that this is only available for users using iMessage and does not apply to messages sent via SMS.

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