2 Ways to Delete All Emails on iPhone

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Myra Updated on Jun 25, 2019 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

After the recent iOS 10 update, many iPhone users has found that there's no "Trash All" function in Inbox, Sent and Draft folders of the Mail App (In Trash and Junk folders, you can still choose "Trash All"). Thus many of them are searching for the ways to delete all Emails on iPhone. If you are one of them, you are here at the right place. This article provides 2 methods to delete all emails on iPhone, which is exactly what you need.

How to delete all emails on iPhone

Tip 1: Remove ALL email on iPhone by multiple selection

Without "Trash All" function, there's no way to Delete All emails at one click, which means more steps are needed to make it. The steps are:

1. Launch "Mail" App on your iPhone.
2. Go to the Inbox, Sent or Draft folder.
3. Click on "Edit" button on the screen.
4. Manually pick the emails you want to delete and select "Trash" to remove them.
5. Choose "Trash Selected Messages" to confirm.

How to delete all emails on iPhone - Tip 1

If there are too many emails to delete, you might need to repeat the steps.

Tip 2: Delete all emails on iPhone by moving email to another folder

As it is mentioned above, the "Trash All" option still exist in folders like Trash and Junk. Thus you can delete all email on iPhone by moving the emails in Inbox, Sent and Draft folders to Trash or Junk folder and then remove all of them.

1. Run "Mail" App on your iPhone.
2. Go to the Inbox, Sent or Draft folder.
3. Choose "Edit" and select one email.
4. After the selection, press and hold the "Move" button and uncheck the email without releasing the button.
5. A new page appears, which enables you to move all emails to another folder. To delete them all at one click, you can move them to Trash or Junk folder.
6. Go to the Trash or Junk folder and delete all emails at once.

The two methods are not as convenient as the one in older iOS versions. Maybe in the future iOS updates, Apple will bring the "Trash All" function back.