cell phoneLorraine writes: Is there a means to erase old e-mails (wholesale) without having to touch on every solitary email on an iPhone?

Hi Lorraine! You have actually touched on a sore point when it comes to the iOS Mail application, which lacks an evident method to trash a great deal of mail messages without touching Edit and then picking each message one by one.

Personally, I ‘d enjoy it if you could, state, touch, hold as well as swipe to select a bunch of messages at the same time (similar to what you can do in the Photos app), however alas, that does not operate in iOS Mail.

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That said, there is a way to rapidly remove all the messages in the inbox of an individual mail account, or in a specific mailbox within an account. If (like me) you’re a fan of the All Mailboxes view in Mail, the Trash All button is simple to miss.

For some weird reason, the Garbage All button doesn’t appear in the All Mailboxes screen. Instead, you’ll should support (tap the Mailboxes button with the arrow in the top-left corner of the display screen) and tap on the inbox of a certain mail account.

Once you have actually gotten to a specific account inbox, touch the Edit switch to reveal the Trash All button (it remains in the lower edge of the screen). Tap it, then touch the verification button to delete all the messages in the inbox.

You can also remove all the messages with a particular mailbox within a mail account. Get back to the major Mailboxes display, touch a mail account under the Accounts heading, touch a mailbox, after that tap Edit and Garbage All to delete all the messages in the mailbox.

No, the Garbage All method isn’t as elegant as having the ability to swipe to select a number of messages simultaneously, but it’s much better than nothing.