How to Delete Multiple Emails on iPhone/iPad

Want to delete unnecessary emails on your device, but don’t know how to delete multiple emails on iPhone or iPad? In this guide, we will show you two different methods to delete multiple emails on iPad or iPhone.

Bella Miller Last Updated: Mar. 20, 2020

Managing iPhone or iPad storage is one of the difficult tasks for iOS users as iDevice has only internal storage. Unfortunately, there are various kinds of data that takes a lot of storage space and emails are one of them. Deleting one email in iOS mail app is easy, but the problem that iDevice users face is when it comes to deleting multiple emails on iPhone or iPad.

On your iPhone/ iPad Email app, it is easy to manage or delete a single mail

Delete Multiple Emails on iPhone

Delete Multiple Emails on iPhone

through swipe over the desired email. Luckily, now it is possible that iPhone users can also delete numerous emails at once on iDevice by just selecting all the desired emails and then, move them to trash. In the following guide, we will share you two different methods on how to delete multiple emails on iPhone/iPad.

How to Delete Multiple Emails on iPhone/iPad

You can go through the two methods firstly, and then choose the one you prefer to delete multiple emails on your iPhone or iPad.

Method 1. Delete Multiple Emails on iPhone/iPad via Multiple Selections

This method only works if you have iOS 9.1 or above on your iPhone/iPad.

Step 1. Launch Mail app and edit.

Open the mail app on your iPhone/iPad and then, navigate to the inbox. After that, click on the Edit option which is at the top-right.

How to Delete Multiple Emails on iPhone/iPad via Multiple Selections - Step 1

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Delete Multiple Emails on iPhone/iPad via Multiple Selections – Step 1

Step 2. Select the emails to delete.

Select the emails that you want to delete and then, click on the Trash” option, which is at the bottom-right of mail app to send all the emails to trash that you want to remove.

How to Delete Multiple Emails on iPhone/iPad via Multiple Selections - Step 2

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Delete Multiple Emails on iPhone via Multiple Selections

After sending all the emails to the Trash folder, then you can easily delete or clear all the emails by navigating to the trash box.

Method 2. How to Delete Multiple Emails on iPhone/iPad via Moving

Another method to delete multiple emails on your iDevice is by moving your all desired emails that you want to remove to another folder. The process to delete multiple emails on iPhone via moving them is somehow same as above method. With this method, you can even delete all your inbox emails with great ease as compared to the above method. Follow the below simple steps on how to delete multiple emails on iPad/ iPhone:

Step 1. Launch Mail app and edit.

Run the mail app on your iDevice and then, move to the inbox. Thereafter, tap on the “Edit” as shown in the figure.

How to Delete Multiple Emails on iPhone/iPad via Moving - Step 1

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Delete Multiple Emails on iPhone via Moving

Step 2. Select the emails you want to delete.

After that, select all the emails that you want to delete from mail app and then, tap on the “Move” which is placed at the bottom-center position.

How to Delete Multiple Emails on iPhone/iPad via Moving - Step 2

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Delete Multiple Emails on iPhone via Moving

Step 3. Move the selected emails.

Now, list of folders will be listed and you need to select one where you want to move your all selected emails to.

Step 4. Delete the selected emails.

Go to Trash folder and tap on the Delete All button to completely delete the selected emails in the folder.

If you want to delete all the emails from iPhone mail app, then just select one email and then, click on the “Move”. Uncheck the email that you have selected, but keep holding the “Move”.

Once you deselect the email, release your fingers and you will be navigated to a new page. Here, tap on Trash to move all emails to the trash folder and then, clear all the emails from Trash box.

The Bottom Line

Hence, this guide has covered the two basic methods on how to delete multiple emails on iPhone or iPad. Therefore, iPhone iPad users can now easily get rid of useless emails at once with above-mentioned methods. Must share this guide with your friends also who have iPhone or iPad as maybe they are not aware of this new functionality of iPhone mail app which is present in iOS version 9.1 or later.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.