How to Delete the Email History on an iPhone

Written by shawn farner
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The iPhone is a smartphone device first brought to the U.S. by Apple in 2007. In addition to browsing the Web, using a wide variety of applications and consuming media on the iPhone, you can also read and write e-mails. If you're looking to delete your entire e-mail history, there is no "delete all messages" option on the iPhone, but there is a faster way to delete your e-mail history than removing each message one at a time.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Tap the "Mail" icon on your iPhone's home screen.

  2. 2

    Press the "Edit" button in the top-right hand corner of your e-mail inbox.

  3. 3

    Tap on your mail messages to place a red check mark beside each one.

  4. 4

    Press the "Delete" button on the bottom of the screen to delete the messages.

  5. 5

    Tap the back arrow that contains your account name, which is located at the top left side of the screen.

  6. 6

    Enter the "Trash" folder by tapping on it.

  7. 7

    Select "Delete All" to permanently remove the email messages from your iPhone history.

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