iPhone "Discoveries" Erasing E-mails faster

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by hiroshitakeuchi, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. hiroshitakeuchi macrumors newbie

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    Probably some of you guys already figured this out by now, but i was playing with my iPhone and out of the sudden, while checking the e-mails, I realized that instead of pressing the "Edit" button on the top right corner to delete the messages and suddenly find yourself with no clue of which e-mails you have read and which ones you have not... You simply run your finger across the message from left to right and it brings the "Delete" option to that specific message. I wish there was a way to check for several messages at a time, but I guess this simple "Discovery" may help us out a bit while we wait for some new updates!!

    Please feel free to post more new discoveries you may find on your iPhones.

    I hope this is helpful to anyone of you iPhone users out there.

    Kind regards to all.
     
  2. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    I think this was also "discovered" in the official iPhone videos on Apple's website.
     
  3. Kchino macrumors member

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    It also can be done left - right or right - left, the direction doesn't matter.
     
  4. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Apple Communication Device: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1A543a Safari/419.3)

    Going right-left just wasted 2 seconds of my life. I had to reach my thumb back across to the right after the swipe. Thanks a lot.
     
  5. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    It took you 2 seconds to move your thumb back across? Do you have extreme arthritis or something? Took me 1/2 a second tops.

    He didn't say you had to comply. He was just simply noting that it could be done in both directions. Why do some people have to hate all the time on these message boards?
     
  6. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    VERY useful! Thanks :D
     
  7. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Apple Communication Device: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1A543a Safari/419.3)

    You're kidding right? Because I was. Sorry I left out the smileys :p :)
     
  8. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    haha, ok good. I thought you were trying to be mean. Sorry!

    I just get tired of people ripping on harmless posts all the time, so I feel like I've gotta say something, know what I mean?
     
  9. Kchino macrumors member

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  10. greenlander macrumors member

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    What we need is a way to delete multiple messages at once, or all.. in both email and SMS.
     
  11. Goldenbear macrumors regular

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    Actually, you don't need to run your finger across the entire line... just run it across the blue "time" at the far right.
     
  12. hiroshitakeuchi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all for your posts

    I am glad that this, even though it was not a big discovery, evidently not a new one... It helped one or two of you guys.

    I am still in the process of finding some new tweaks and tricks on my iPhone.

    If any of you guys find any new things... Post them in!!!:)

    Kind regards

    HiroshiTakeuchi
     
  13. McGarvels macrumors 6502

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    In most of the settings menus you can go back to the previous selection screen by placing your finger on the top right of the screen and moving your finger from top right to bottom left.

    Ie. Go to settings...general...network and try placing your finger on the top right and moving it from top right to bottom left w/o pressing too hard because it seems to register that as a scrolling moving.

    Does this work for you guys?
     
  14. hiroshitakeuchi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Quite nice!!! I am sure this is a useful little trick... I just hope it saves the preferences that you change after you do this...

    I will be trying this and posting results after I get them.

    Thanks!!!


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  15. meagain macrumors 68030

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    I'd like to know how to avoid downloading 3,000 emails to my Phone when I get it set up. It's happened to me before. Or - an easy way of deleting them en masse.
     
  16. Icebird macrumors member

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    I'm having a similar issue. I have 4000+ e-mails in my gmail, and when I delete all the e-mails on my iPhone, as slow as it takes, it just re-downloads 25 more e-mails.
    Under preferences, you can't stop it from doing that. I'd rather it just download new ones or show nothing, rather than retrieve old ones if there's less than 25 e-mails in there. Because of this, I always have a 50-54 icon over my e-mails app indicating "new" mail.
     
  17. fozo macrumors member

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    I'd like to find out how are you going to mass delete emails on iPhone, instead of one by one.
     
  18. hiroshitakeuchi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    gmail on your iPhone

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    Lets see if you have not tried this just yet...
    Go to your gmail account, and in the "Settings" (top right corner) you will find "Forwarding and POP".
    Now... make sure you check on: "Enable POP only for mail that arrives from now on".

    This shall make your iphone only download the e-mails that you receive from the moment you do it to the future. This should stop the downloading of your 4000 + emails

    I hope this helps

    Hiroshi Takeuchi
     
  19. Joshua8o8 macrumors 6502

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    I feel you earnjam (and I'm not talking about you hotsauce) but people where's the love in some of these posts I've been reading?
     

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