Does keeping texts on my phone slow its performance?

Author's Note

Truth be told, my Android phone has slowed down many times in the past and the first thing to come to mind wasn't deleting texts. It was probably more like, "Why don't I have an iPhone?!" But after doing a little research it seems that even the beloved iPhone can slow down sometimes, and an overabundance of texts may play a part. Even with the minor inconvenience of a temporarily slow smartphone, I'd still take texting over actually talking on the phone. Phone conversations are so old fashioned.

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