6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2012 6:18 AM by grunzster
Dean Guest Level 1 (0 points)
My iPhone 3GS with latest OS does not allow me to clear the cached emailed addresses.

Even if I delete a Contact record completely there is a memory of all that contact's email addresses.

This forced me to restore all settings on my phone and set up as a brand new phone (confirmed as solution at apple store in Vancouver)

What a waste of time!!

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • JimHdk Level 7 (28,340 points)
    Submit a suggestion for that useful feature to Apple at http://apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
  • Metusalem Level 1 (0 points)
    There is a way to fix this without jailbreaking, but it requires having at least some access to a Windows PC. See the following thread:


    Good Luck!
  • OzziesMAC Level 2 (150 points)

    This is still the case with iOS5.


    If one of your contacts changes thier email, you email auto fill will continue to load the incorrect email address forever unless you restore iPhone as new,  Same thing happens if you send an email and mistyped the address, the autofill will remember and every time your start to email the incorrect email address will continue to pop up.


    Why in the world is this soooo difficult to correct?

  • grunzster Level 1 (0 points)

    Because Apple's development team is a bunch of arrogant idiots! And they don't care what their customers think. To not have this very basic feature is inexcusable. Especially when there have been threads all over the web, for years, with people complain about the lack of it. Apple REALLY needs to take a step back, and focus a little on usability, instead of just trying to impress us shiny objects.


    What is it with them leaving such grade school features out of their devices for multiple versions, that were standard in much older devices and software from version one. Another prime example, remember the BIG announcement over cut, copy, paste? As if they reinvented the wheel.


    Anyway, after years of agony, I finally found this app. It will actually allow you to edit the database, and delete just individual addresses if you want. http://www.icopybot.com/itunes-backup-manager.htm

  • OzziesMAC Level 2 (150 points)

    Totally agree with you grunzster!  That app has been mention here before, and I think it is also crazy that one would have to pay 20 bucks to buy an app that will let you delete your email cache.  A basic feature that should of been on the iPhone since v1.1.  I have contacted Apple support on this, they are fully aware of it, but they have not done anything about in like ever, and I don't expect them to either.

  • grunzster Level 1 (0 points)

    You don't need to pay. I was able to do it with the free verson.