How to Delete Emails with Swipe Gesture on iPhone & iPad on iOS 6.x

The default mail app on iOS is still one of the most-used apps despite apps like Gmail, Mailbox, etc. At its core, the Mail app is simple and easy to use.

One of the things that the Mail app lets you do is Archive mail instantly with just a swipe gesture. This feature works till iOS 6. Starting with iOS 7, when you swipe on an email, the options are Trash and More instead, where archiving is hidden in more.

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Anyway, in iOS 6, you will find that when you swipe on an email, Archive button shows up for that particular email. While this is useful when you want to archive email, it’s not particularly useful when you want to delete the email and send it to trash.

That’s where this tip comes in handy.

(Note: There are several more Mail tips for users who rely on the Mail app on their iPhones and iPads. Check out how you can send more than 5 photos in one email, or setup multiple email signatures, and how to save bandwidth while using the Mail app)

How to delete email with swipe gestures on your iPhone And iPad

Step #1. Go to Settings.

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Step #2. Tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

Step #3. Turn off the switch where it reads Archive Messages.

Step #4. If Mail is running, quit and restart the app again.

Now try swiping on an email. Instead of “Archive” button, you should see the “Delete” button.

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Please note that; any email deleted this way goes into the trash instead of getting archived.

This is useful in scenarios where you want to delete individual emails. But when you want to delete multiple emails, you’ll have to use the ‘Edit’ button right on top.

That’s all, mate!

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Dhvanesh Adhiyahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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