While there are tons of eye-catching features in iOS 17, a good many important new add-ons still seem to be buried due to a lack of enough spotlight. The one that has managed to catch my attention is the ability to clean up verification codes. I like to arrange and clean everything on my phone to the last bit, but cleaning junk verification codes is tiring.
However, to the relief of the clean-freaks like myself, cleaning up these messages has now become dead simple. Follow along to learn how to automatically delete verification codes on iPhone in iOS 17.
Automatically Delete Verification Codes on iPhone in iOS 17
With the auto-deletion of the verification code feature in action, your iDevice will automatically remove the verification codes, which have already been filled using the Auto-Fill functionality, from the Apple Messages app and Mail app.
That means you will no longer have to dig into these apps to find the useless codes and spend your invaluable time deleting them all.
- To begin with, open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- In the Settings menu, scroll down and tap on Passwords.
- On the next screen, authenticate your identity using your Face ID, Touch ID, or device passcode.
- Tap on Passwords Options.
- Under the Verification Codes section, turn on the switch next to Clean Up Automatically.
And voila! Your iDevice will now be able to clean up the used verification codes that were filled using Autofill. Remember, the verification codes that were filled manually will not be erased.
Many of you must be wondering, are the verification codes deleted permanently? No, unlike ‘permanent deletion’, the Clean Up Automatically does not erase your codes for good.
You can still access or retrieve your deleted codes from the Messages app. Once you open the app, go to Recently Deleted to view the deleted codes. The same goes for the deleted verification codes inside the Mail app. You can see the removed codes inside the trash folder.
Keep the Useless Verification Codes Away…
Told you getting rid of the useless verification codes has become incredibly simple now, didn’t I? I’m sure the redundant codes will no longer mess up your messages or emails. It’s been a while since we started exploring iOS 17.
We have covered a number of notable features including how to step up and use iPhone StandBy mode, Live Voicemail, Screen Distance, ping Apple Watch from iPhone, and Live Stickers. Make sure to check them out, if you are yet to bring these new add-ons into action.