How do I delete a text message that is not there for me to delete? The number still shows that I have messages but I do not.

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    Did you try scrolling the whole list of messages? – Dempa Feb 28 '15 at 22:21
  • Have you tried doing an hard reset? – Dempa Feb 28 '15 at 22:22
  • Thank you for your reply. I have done both to no avail. – Chris Mar 1 '15 at 0:50
  • I have had the same problem previously and would be confident that it is a bug of sorts. If you don't mind losing all of the messages in there, I'd recommend deleting the account and then reactivating it. – bassplayer7 Mar 1 '15 at 1:06
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    Possible duplicate of Persistent badge on Messages app icon - macOS – Nimesh Neema Jun 27 '18 at 17:03

Try signing out of the iCloud account you use for iMessage and sign back in. Settings -> iCloud -> Sign Out. See if that helps.

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