iOS 17 Can Automatically Clean Up Verification Codes That Clog Up Messages App

If your Messages app often becomes cluttered with one-time verification codes that you need to manually delete, it's going to get a lot easier to clean them up in iOS 17.

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The ‌iOS 17‌ update includes a new option to delete verification codes in Messages (and Mail) after they've been inserted into an app or website through the Autofill feature.

"Clean Up Automatically" can be toggled on for verification codes in the Passwords app under Password Options.

Note that autofill verification codes are new to the Mail app in ‌iOS 17‌, and work the same way as the verification code autofill feature for the Messages app. When you get a one-time code emailed to you, the Mail app can detect it and use it in Safari automatically without you having to swap over to the Mail app.

Apple says that one-time codes sent to both Mail and Messages can be deleted automatically if the delete feature is turned on.

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Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
14 months ago
Do you mean to tell me all of the verification codes will be gone? Yes, I'll take it!!!

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antiprotest Avatar
14 months ago
Yeah this one is actually useful. Hope it's not buggy and deletes messages that I want to keep. But who am I kidding right?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HiRez Avatar
14 months ago
Excellent. These are the kinds of small but really useful updates that I like (also Safari profiles). The big features, usually not so much.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
14 months ago
That can be useful for email, but for messages this has never been an issue for me, as the codes are generally in separate channels where they don't "clog up" anything.
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Love-hate ? relationship Avatar
14 months ago
oooof this is really nice, i might come back to iOS sooner than I had anticipated
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SuperCachetes Avatar
14 months ago
Beautiful. Virtual high-five to whatever Cupertino person/team fostered this idea to production. :cool:
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