I figured out how to do a mass email delete(sort of)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Salty Pirate, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. Salty Pirate macrumors 6502

    Salty Pirate

    Oct 5, 2005
    kansas city
    I was messing around with it and be accident, when in the inbox mode, i swiped from left to right over the edit button and it highlighted every message for deletion. I have no idea what would happen if I press done because I do not want to lose all my messages. I need them.
  2. Tom Castle macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2007
    Can you reproduce this?

    I can't get it to work.
  3. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

    Nov 26, 2006
    On page 47 of the iPhone Users Manual it says:

    Delete a message
    Open the message and tap .

    You can also delete a message directly from the mailbox message list by swiping left or right over the message title and then tapping Delete.

    Or you can tap Edit and tap [the red circle with white minus sign] next to a message. ​

    The third choice allows you to choose which messages to delete in bulk.
  4. ryan42 macrumors 6502


    Dec 3, 2003
    Near Houston, TX
    not really. if you hit the minus on one email and then anohter it un-minuses the first.
  5. Jcfoster macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2010
    Not sure if any figured this out yet but I found s way to delete all

    goto inbox. Then hit edit

    select the first message

    then hold your finger on it(important!!!)

    then while still holding your finger on the selected message hit delete

    release your finger from the first message it will unselect then a

    delete all / cancel box will appear

    hope this helps
  6. rooski macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2011
    annoying but it works

    the only way i found to get all of my emails deleted from my iphone was to go into my email account online and delete them from there. when you go back to your email on you iphone update it and they should go away. just make sure you delete them from all of the folders otherwise you will still have them on your iphone.
  7. Julia Tescholt macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2012

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