How to Delete All Emails in iOS 10.2/10.1/10 at Once

As we all know, Apple removed “Trash All” function in Mail app in iOS 10 and later iOS 10.1/10.2, which can help prevent users from accidentally deleting all emails, but on the other hand, this may also cause us inconvenience when we indeed need to delete all emails from mailbox. Is there any way to delete all emails in iOS 10/10.1/10.2 at once? The answer is Yes. In this post, we all show you a simple trick to trash all emails in Mail app on iPhone/iPad running iOS 10/10.1/10.2.

Step 1. Check Your Email Account Settings

Before we start, please make sure that you have set the discard emails will be moved into Deleted Mailbox, not Archive Mailbox.

  1. Go to Settings > Mail > Accounts.
  2. Choose your email account to see account details and tap on Advanced.
  3. Tap Deleted Mailbox under the section “Move Discard Messages Into:”
How to Delete All Emails in iOS 10/10.1/10.2 - Step 1
How to Delete All Emails in iOS 10/10.1/10.2 – Step 1

Step 2. Delete All Emails in iOS 10.2/10.1/10 on iPhone/iPad

  1. Open Mail app and go to Inbox.
  2. Tap Edit in the upper-right corner of the screen and then Mark All > Mark as Read.
  3. Tap Edit again and select any email.
  4. Press and hold the Move button with one finger and uncheck the selected email with another finger.
  5. Release the Move button and you’ll on a screen that allows you to move all your messages to a new mailbox.
  6. Tap the Trash icon.
How to Delete All Emails in iOS 10/10.1/10.2 - Step 2
How to Delete All Emails in iOS 10/10.1/10.2 – Step 2

Without need of selecting the message one by one, this workaround make it easy for your easily select all messages in your mailbox and move them to Trash at once. If you know any better method to remove all emails in iOS 10/10.1/10.2 on iPhone/iPad, let us know via comment.

One thought on “How to Delete All Emails in iOS 10.2/10.1/10 at Once”

  1. This method used to work for me until the latest software update from 10.1. to 10.2.1. which was pushed out in March 2017.
    Now it no longer works.
    What happens is this: When releasing the move button it allows me to push all my mails to one of my two existing mail boxes but no longer to trash.
    Once I have many mails, I find no other way than completely deleting my mail accounts on my iPad and then re-installing them manually again. This usually takes 20 minutes, but no one seems to have a better solution at the moment.
    I shall refrain from commenting on this. The minute my employer stops forcing me to use an iPad, I will trash this whole piece of shit into the nearest bin.
    I mean, seriously, how can you not have a delete all mail function? Even my Win 3.1. PC has that!

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