How To Delete All Emails on iPad

Dear Elizabeth,

Thank you so much for such an informative website!
Could you tell me how to “Delete All” emails from an iPad, rather than edit and delete each individual email?

Thanks again, Nancy

Dear Nancy,

I don’t know if there is a setting that will allow you to delete all the emails in your inbox at once, but there is a way you can select multiple email messages at once and then delete them together.

Open your mail program on the iPad, and make sure you are looking at your inbox, or the folder containing the messages that you want to delete.

Tap the “Edit” button, just to the right of the word, Inbox, and you will see a small circle appear in front of each message.

Tap to select each message that you want to delete. A red circle with a check mark will appear next to each message that you select.

Finally, tap the “Delete” button at the bottom of the column to delete the selected messages.



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