The mail app on the iPhone is one of the most convenient and easy to use. However, to delete old useless emails is not the easiest task. Some people also find it uneasy when they have the notification button with thousands of unread messages. The fact that there is no “select all” button also makes it difficult to delete all messages in one sweep.
There is a little hack to select all the emails on the iPhone in Edit mode and select the messages. You can now proceed to move it to the trash folder. These few steps will make deleting emails on your phone much easier.
Keep in mind that this process works one folder at a time. This way, you can delete the entire inbox at once. It is better when you store emails in different subfolders so that you can delete each folder one at a time.
To delete all your emails from folders in the Mail app, follow the steps below.
- Open the Mail app.
- Go to the folder with emails that you wish to delete. It could be a newly created folder or even the “All Inboxes” one that homes all the inboxes on the phone.
- Tap the Edit button at the top of the screen.
- Click the first item in the folder.
- Then tap and hold Move at the bottom of the screen.
- While holding on the Move button, tap the selected email message again to deselect it and release the Move button.
- After a while, the view would change to show all the folders in the account. A message at the top will now show how many messages have been selected. The number of emails will determine how long the deleting will take.
- The click on the folder named Trash. All the emails selected will now move to trash.