By trey, 1 July, 2016 Forum iOS and iPadOS Hi guys, In iMessage what does it mean when audio messages kept? And how do you listen back to messages that you have kept? Your help with this question would be most welcome kind regards trey. Options Log in or register to post comments Comments I believe audio messages can I believe audio messages can be played by double tapping them or raising your iPhone when they're received. By default, audio messages are deleted after two minutes to conserve space on your device. This can be changed in messages settings. You can choose to keep individual messages that will not be deleted unless you manually delete them. HTH thanks for all your help kind thanks for all your help kind regards trey.