How To Delete All of Your Gmail E-Mails from Your iPhone
Does your Gmail icon have a red blob with a 4-digit number in its top-right corner?
If you’ve been using Gmail for a while, there’s a high chance the answer is ‘yes.’ No matter how hard you try to avoid all kinds of mailing lists, Gmail clutter is bound to happen at some point. If you use it for business purposes, this will likely happen sooner than later.
So what do you do in this situation? Unfortunately, the iOS version of the Gmail app doesn’t allow you to delete all emails. There’s no such feature native to the app or in a mobile browser, even if you choose “Request Desktop Site,” so you’ll have to select multiple emails and bulk-delete them.
Deleting Multiple Gmail Emails on iPhone
Regarding email deletion, the iOS Gmail app isn’t feature-rich. You can either delete each email separately or select multiple emails and delete them as a group. The issue with the second option is that you have to select each email manually, which could take a considerable amount of time, and for some, even an eternity. This process is the only way to delete all Gmail emails on an iPhone.
Still, if you want to delete all Gmail emails on an iPhone, here’s what you have to do:
- Open the “Gmail app” on your iPhone.
- Choose the location (a folder or the main category) where the emails you want to delete reside.
- Tap on any “email icon” to turn the thumbnails into checkboxes.
- Tap on all “emails” that you want to remove, then tap the “trash can icon” (delete) at the top of the screen to delete them.
As you can see, this process is straightforward, but it’s far from a convenient way of removing all your Gmail emails. If you want an easier way, you must use the desktop version of Gmail on a macOS Macbook or desktop (iMac, Mac mini, Mac Studio, or Mac Pro) or do it on a Windows PC/laptop.
The Final Word
Sadly, the iOS Gmail app is lacking some of the convenience features that users need. Mass deletion is definitely among the most important since it’s a problem that plagues many Gmail users.
We’ll let you know if Google makes the mass delete feature available on the iOS app.