How to Delete Multiple eMails in iOS
Deleting a group of emails in iOS Mail is fairly straight forward, it entails manually selecting each specific email you want to delete, and then relocating them to the Trash.
This process of deleting multiple emails is the same on Mail app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. We’ll cover the exact steps to take.
How to Delete Multiple Emails in iOS Mail
The ability to delete multiple selected emails this way pertains to all versions of iOS, old and new.
- Open Mail app to the inbox in question and tap on “Edit” in the upper right corner
- Select Mail messages you want to delete so that a checkbox appears next to the email messages
- Now tap the “Move” button (the number of messages selected will appear alongside it)
- At the “Mailboxes” screen, tap on “Trash” to move all the selected emails to Trash and delete them
Essentially what you are doing is selecting groups of emails and then moving them to Trash where they are deleted.
As you might have guessed, you can use this same technique to move mail messages from one mail folder to another.
Reasonably intuitive and a bit similar to marking multiple emails as “Read” in iOS, though there is some room for improvement in future versions of Mail app.
Keep in mind that modern versions of iOS Mail include a separate “Delete All” iOS Mail ability which is much more efficient than manually selecting emails to delete. The method described here is best for deleting groups of emails and not everything.