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I actually receive iMessages on a Mac and an iPhone, and I could say that they are correctly synchronized on reception.

Now from time to time, as everybody I have a huge volume of old iMessages to delete. Since I don't want to make masive destruction I usually perform this task on my Mac where it is much more easy and faster. The risk of selection errors is also much lower.

For example I recently deleted a few hundreds iMassages on one thread Alice on my Mac.

And I wasen't able to find any easy way to get the same thread Alice cleaned accordingly on my iPhone.

I imagined a few seconds to make these threads scroll in parallel on my Mac and my iPhone and delete manually the one already deleted on my Mac. But after 2 minutes of this boring task I understood this can't be the intelligent way.

I searched on my preffered search engine for half an hour to find many discussions on the synchronization on reception, but none about synchronization on deletion.

What is the best method to achieve this synchronization of deletion between Messages on a Mac and an iPhone? My purpose is to obtain a real thread synchronization between devices.

The Mac versions I am running and interested in are:

  • Yosemite
  • El Capitan

the iPhone ones are:

  • 9.3
  • 10.2

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