How to delete all emails from iPhone

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Delete all emails from Mail


As I told you a few lines above, the Mail app on the iPhone (but also on the iPad, if you are interested in it) integrates a special function through which you can delete all e-mail messages received, sent, saved in drafts, etc. simultaneously.


So let's see how it is necessary to proceed to exploit it. You will find everything explained in detail below.

Move all messages to the trash


The first fundamental thing you need to do in order to delete all the emails from iPhone is to move the email messages you want to delete to the Mail trash.

To do this, first of all grab your "iPhone by" unlock it in order to access the home screen and tap the app icon Mail (the one with the blue background and the white envelope).


Once the app screen is displayed, expe (if necessary) the account that contains all the emails you want to delete (ex. Google) by pressing on dart which is on the right and then tap on the reference section (eg. Entry).

If you have more than one account and you do not want to distinguish between them, you can also press directly on the items at the top of the screen (eg. Inbound), so as to view all messages in a unified way.

On the next screen, tap on the item Modification which is at the top right, and presses on cue ball that you find next to each message so that it changes from white to blue. Then press on the item Basket placed in the lower right part of the screen and it's done.

Empty the trash


By practicing the above steps you were able to move all the messages received, sent, etc. to the Mail bin. via e-mail that you intended to cancel. However, this does not automatically mean that the emails in question have been permanently deleted. To do this, in fact, you have to empty the trash.


To do this, go to the main screen of the Mail app, as seen together in the previous step, expe the menu (if it is not already such) relating to the reference account by pressing on the dart which is to the right and stops on the entry Trash can.

And if you have more than one e-mail account and you don't distinguish between them, stop directly on the item Trash can that you find at the top of the screen, in order to view all messages in a unified manner.

To conclude and therefore to be able to permanently delete all the emails from the iPhone, press on the item Modification that you find at the top right, stop on the wording Delete all which is at the bottom and confirms the choice made by pressing the red button Delete all in the menu that appears on the screen. And voila!

Eliminate all spam

As for spam (junk mail), the procedure to be put into practice to delete all emails from the iPhone is slightly different than the one seen together just now. In any case, nothing complex. Now I'll explain everything.


First of all, go to the main screen of the Mail app as I indicated in the previous lines and expe the menu (if it is not already so) of the account for which you want to go to act by tapping on the dart located on the right. Then press on the item Unsolicited.

In the new screen that will open, step on the wording Modification at the top right and then on the link Delete all located at the bottom of the screen. So confirm what your intentions are by pressing the red button Delete all in the menu that appears. Here it is!

Please note: Email messages deleted from the spam folder, as I have just indicated, will be permanently deleted from your email account. Therefore, you will not have to access the trash as well, as in the case of "normal" emails, to be able to get rid of them permanently.

Delete email accounts

Instead of deleting all the emails from the iPhone, as I indicated in the previous lines, would you like to underste how to remove a given email account from your iPhone by going to delete the related messages locally? It can be done, of course. Let's see immediately how.

First of all, grab your iPhone, unlock it, access the home screen and press the icon of Settings (the one with the ingranaggio) then slightly scrolls the displayed screen and selects the item Account and password.

In the further screen that you will see appear at this point, select the account on which you want to intervene attached to the section Account then press on the wording Delete account. So confirm what your intentions are by pressing the red button Delete the iPhone in the menu that appears.

If the account you want to take action on is iCloud, instead of the wording Delete account you will find that Logout, which you will have to press twice in a row. However, keep in mind that if you use the service for managing your data on iPhone, by logging out of the iCloud account you will not only not see all the emails received through the related email account but not even the other connected data.

If you then have to think again, you can always add the deleted account again by going to Settings> Accounts and passwords, pressing on the voice Add account che trovi in ​​corrispondenza della sezione Account on the screen displayed, selecting the type of account you want to add from those listed (eg. Google) to carry out the automatic configuration or by pressing on the item Other to perform the manual configuration, providing the required data and finally choosing to enable its use also for mail management.

If, instead of permanently deleting a given account from your iPhone, you would simply like to disable the e-mail function, after going to Settings> Accounts and passwords and after pressing on the reference account in correspondence with the section Accountcarry your OFF l'interruttore che trovi accanto alla voce Mail and it's done. It basically takes a lot longer to explain than to do!

This is also feasible in the case of the iCloud account. After going to Settings> Accounts and passwords and after pressing on the voice iCloud at the section Account, just bring it up OFF l'interruttore che trovi accanto alla voce Mail and it's done.

Should you have second thoughts, you can always and in any case retrace your steps by bringing up again ON l'interruttore present in corrispondenza della voce Mail in the screens above. The changes will take effect immediately.

In case of problems or doubts

Did you follow my instructions on how to delete all the emails from your iPhone but some hitch has arisen in the course of work and you do not know how to deal with it? Is there any other doubt or problem that "grips" you and you would like to receive more info about it? Then I can not help but advise you to contact the Apple customer service.

You have various systems at your disposal to do this, you can find them indicated (e explained) right below. Choose freely what you think can do the most for you, they are all equally valid.

  • Via telephone - Call the toll-free number 800 915 904 e follow the instructions of the voice guide. You can call (free of charge) from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 to 19:45.
  • Through the Apple website - Connect to the appropriate page for online support on the Apple website, click on theiPhone related icon e follow the proposed procedure to indicate the type of problem encountered and to receive help on what to do.
  • Via the Apple Support app - Download the Apple Support app on your iPhone or other iOS device, launch it, connect to your Apple account, select the tuo iPhone from the list of devices for which you can get help and you will see a list with various items. Press on the one you are interested in and follow the instructions given to you.
  • Via Twitter - Write to the account @AppleSupport sending him a tweet or a DM and specifying the problems encountered. In a short time, you should receive a response from Apple.
  • Through the Apple Store - Go to an Apple Store in person and ask for help from the employees. You can access this Internet page to find out where the one closest to you is located.


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