Mail: Disable quick swipe delete?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Canubis, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Canubis macrumors regular

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    In iOS9 Mail if one quickly does a "long" swipe to the right, a mail gets deleted. Maybe I am a complete idiot :D but this happens so often to me, when I just want to do a short right-swipe on a mail to touch buttons to sort it away or mark the mail.

    Any way to just disable this immediate delete/move to trash feature? It's so annoying!
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Try Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Swipe Options (in the Mail section)
     
  3. Canubis thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried, but there I can only choose which button to add if I am doing an easy right swipe. No way there to stop immediate delete on strong right swipe. At least not in iOS 9.2.1.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Haven't really played around with those much, but it seems like that does only add an item and not control the long swipe, which is kind of odd. And it's not even consistent, for me on left swipe the delete is always there on long swipe and the control only adds an additional short wipe button, but on right swipe I can only have a single long swipe action and I control it through that settings page.
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    What are your settings for the following (out of curiosity):

    Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Swipe Options > Swipe Right:

    and

    Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > (mail account you are using) > Account > Advanced > Move Discarded Messages Into:
     
  5. Canubis thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay I must admit, I just also messed up left and right. :D But also Apple does…At least in German even the light grey info text above the options in the "swipe right" menu is wrong. It says there would be options to delete, mark and archive messages when swiping right, which obviously are only available for left swipes… ;)

    Either way, the problem persists, if I do a long left swipe emails get deleted/moved to trash immediately. Instead I would just say same result as for a short left swipe. For me there really is the two step verification missing for such a strong action. (Even if a mail gets only moved to trash, I still need to go there by several steps and move it back manually to the inbox.)

    For swipe left I have added the mark email button.
    Emails are moved to my Deleted Messages folder when deleted. (That's perfect, don't wanna change that, just the way to "delete" message feels too dangerous and easy going for me… I so often move emails to trash when I just want to mark them for being important or sorting them away.)
     
  6. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    short answer: no

    long answer: nooooooooooooooo
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, quite odd that they even have settings for those features and yet still no way to change/disable that.
     
  8. Canubis thread starter macrumors regular

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    So it seems there is some need to use the feedback form on Apple's website and hope for a change…
     
  9. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    If you do it by mistake shake your iPhone...once. "Undo Trash" dialog will appear.
     
  10. Canubis thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep, that's what I usually do. But I was hoping for a solution that doesn't make me look like a clown when reading my emails in the underground or tram… :D ;)
     
  11. dyn macrumors 68030

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    I noticed that when I swipe from right to left I need to do it slower and keep my finger on the display then pull it straight up. If I keep moving my finger to the left or flick it to the left then it'll trigger the delete. A very short swipe from right to left also seems to work.

    It's rather annoying that they didn't make it so that you really have to go from right to left.
     

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