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Delete all email in Inbox iOS7

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  • PIX SJ Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Dec 12, 2013 6:34 AM (in response to HalS)

    Just to back up those who are trying this on iOS 7 on an iPhone 4.

     

    It doesn't work.

     

    You can repeat it all day, but it doesn't work on a 4. Mails keep re appearing.

  • fabchab Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 12, 2013 7:02 AM (in response to PIX SJ)

    Yes, I confirm, I apply all step and mail keep re appearing on my iphone 4 ios 7.

  • Code_Red Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 12, 2013 8:44 AM (in response to fabchab)

    Just to add to the confusion, previously I'd posted here saying it wasn't working, now it does seem to work!  I have an iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.4

     

    So the results seem to be inconsistent across equipment running the same OS.  What gives?

  • Limey Di Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 12, 2013 8:58 AM (in response to HalS)

    as of today, 12 December 2013, the cumbersome and apparently intentionally concealed 2-handed solution described in the thread did work for me to remove all emails from my iPad 2 mail in box, and the deleted emails have not returned ... but the mail folder indicates 9,943 emails are in it!

  • walkerjjj3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 17, 2013 8:52 AM (in response to HalS)

    Apple is getting like Blackberry/Rim in refusing to listen to their customers, well we know what happened to Rim. My next phone will be one that can delete all emails option and  from a company that listens to their customers. Fare thee well Apple!!!

  • David Losada Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 21, 2013 6:38 AM (in response to walkerjjj3)

    My iPhone 5S 32GB is the less eficient phone I've ever had. And for sure, the last Apple will sell me. I need a lot of time to do the simplest things. Things that I could do in a second with my old Android SONY.

     

    Please, Apple. It's not that hard. Select All > Delete. An €800 phone should be able to do this.

     

    Never more

  • tangfuss Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 21, 2013 8:13 AM (in response to HalS)

    I have thousands of unneeded emails in my inbox and sent folders! I am simply adding my request to Apple to add the basic function to select/delete all emails. It is beyond embarrassing that Apple cannot and/or will not accept feedback from their customers and yet still claim the iPhone is a business phone. 

  • Ranger 6 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 22, 2013 9:02 AM (in response to Geoffc15)

    That was it!!  I wasn't waiting long enough to let it do its thing, thinking the device was locked up.  This worked on both my mini retina and iPhone 5S.  YAY!

  • guerz128 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 24, 2013 6:23 AM (in response to lombardi.simone)

    Thanks so much Simone! You rock! That has been such a bother for the last 3 months.

  • walkerjjj3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 24, 2013 6:33 AM (in response to Ranger 6)

    I what stage of the process did you need to wait? For instance holding down the move key?

  • walkerjjj3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 24, 2013 6:34 AM (in response to Ranger 6)

    Sorry in previous reply I meant AT not I

  • David Bailin Calculating status...
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    Dec 24, 2013 12:30 PM (in response to MSDSC)

    I have watched this discussion since the beginning. This is what actually works if you do it EXACTLY. I just did again on my iPhone 5 running 7.0.4:

     

    Click edit so the emails show up with the circle to the left. Mark all emails as read. Select the first email by pressing the circle.  Then press and hold the Move at the bottom. While holding the Move deselect the first email. Then release the Move.  If you have a lot of emails you have to wait some time while the process occurs, but eventually the screen will come up to ask where you want to move them. Select Trash and all will move there as a batch.  Select Edit the Trash. At the screen bottom the Trash has an option to Delete All.

     

    It does work!

  • David Bailin Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Dec 24, 2013 12:31 PM (in response to HalS)

    I have watched this discussion since the beginning. This is what actually works if you do it EXACTLY. I just did again on my iPhone 5 running 7.0.4:

     

    Click edit so the emails show up with the circle to the left. Mark all emails as read. Select the first email by pressing the circle.  Then press and hold the Move at the bottom. While holding the Move deselect the first email. Then release the Move.  If you have a lot of emails you have to wait some time while the process occurs, but eventually the screen will come up to ask where you want to move them. Select Trash and all will move there as a batch.  Select Edit the Trash. At the screen bottom the Trash has an option to Delete All.

     

    It does work!

  • Johnerz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 24, 2013 1:57 PM (in response to David Bailin)

    Just did this on my iPhone 5 running 7.0.4. Cleared 2000+ emails within minutes..............or so I thought. I followed the steps but this seems to fool the operating system rather than fix the problem.  The icon no longer says I have 2000 mails but when I close the app and go back into it the mails are still there even though from the home screen is looks empty. : (

  • Mark Straker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 24, 2013 3:01 PM (in response to Johnerz)

    I think you are all missing a very simple fact. If your email is set to keep a copy of the message on the server, you will never delete the messages, the iPhone will just find them again. If you disable this feature, once you look at them on your computer they will disappear on the iPhone.

     

    They stay on your computer but not on your iPhone.

     

    Apple are not stupid, get your email set up as it should be and it works fine.

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