7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 10, 2014 9:05 AM by TomKTF
shawry47 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is there anyway I can delete emails in bulk


iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1.3
  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (28,800 points)

    First, set Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Organize by Thread to "On".  That will group some emails together.

     

    Next, you can hit the "edit" button at the upper right corner of your inbox, then start checking the rows.  About 5 or 6 email threads show on a screen at a time.  When you have a lot of threads checked, you can hit "delete" in the lower left.

     

    I could delete 50 or 60 emails a minute that way.

  • shawry47 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Many thanks for your quick reply, but I was hoping for a bulk clearance, like a computer

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (28,800 points)

    There are two ways I could think of to do that:

     

    1.  Delete your email account from the iPhone.  Do that in Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > [your account]

     

    2.  Restore your iPhone.  Plug it in to iTunes, let it sync, then choose "Restore" from the summary tab on the right.

     

    I'm quite certain those are the only two ways to accomplish what you're trying to do.

  • shawry47 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Many Thanks, did not think of that

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (28,800 points)

    Glad to help.

     

    I wouldn't typically think of doing bulk email deletes on an iPhone either.  I would think of doing that on a computer.  So you got me thinking in a different direction too.

     

    Enjoy your iPhone.

  • David Bartosic Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    This is exactly what I want to do and can't believe there is NO select all and delete feature.  Seems so elementary.

  • TomKTF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, this answered my question.