How to Delete a Stuck Message on an iPad

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Messages can potentially get stuck on an iPad, especially if it's been awhile since the last time you refreshed the device. Delete a stuck message on an iPad with help from an Apple certified technician in this free video clip.

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Hi I'm Chase Thompson-Baugh with Simply Mac, your local source for everything Apple. We're a Utah based Apple specialist with eight stores in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming and today we're going to show you some more quick tips on the iPad that I know you're just going to love. And now I'm going to show you how you can delete a stuck message or email messages on your iPad. So if you have a message on your iPad, let's say in mail, I've go this one that says that I have locked my iPad and that it's locked with my new pass code. That's fine, I don't need it anymore though, so I can get rid of it. Now some messages you may have a little bit hard time figuring out how to delete them. In mail it's pretty simple because we have actually a little trash can right here. So I could tap on that and it would immediately delete. We also have the ability of swiping across a message and tapping the delete button here. That's very handy if you have several messages. If you also have a long list of messages you want to get rid of, you can tap edit and each one will have this little dot and you can tap on that and tap a bunch of them down the line and hit delete. Now that's if you want to delete something from mail. If you have a note that you want to delete, it's just a little trash here. It looks just like the one from mail but also if you have a message like maybe a message inside of here, it's the same thing. This one I haven't set up but it would be the same idea of just swiping and then tapping delete. If you have a message in another area like maybe from Skype you would just have to go to that application and delete it there. Some applications will notify you if you have a message like for instance in settings, I have a message. All I have to do is just respond to it. This is saying that I have a software update for my iPad and I can tap install now if I want to or if I don't want to I can just ignore it. But if all these little 1s or little notifications are bothering you, come here to notifications and we can actually turn those off. Now this one for the software update I can't turn off, that's the only one but for other things like FaceTime, calender alerts or games, I can tap on it and I can actually tell it not to badge the app icon. So if I happen to have a message that you know, say like in mail, I'll go ahead and I'm going to mark this message as unread. So this message has been unread. So I have the little badge right there. Now I haven't read the message per say but I'm going to come here to mail and I'm going to tell it I don't want any more badges. I don't want it to be there, it just bothers me. And now it's gone even though technically I have an unread message. Again I'm Chase Thompson-Baugh with Simply Mac and I've shown you how you can delete messages on your iPad.

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