Apple iOS: Move or Delete Multiple Emails at Once

If you use your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to check your email, it’s annoying to delete or move one email at a time. Here’s how to delete or move multiple email messages at once.

To delete email launch the mail app. In the left  panel tap the Edit button.

Mail iPad

Then tap each message you want to delete. A red arrow icon will display next to each message. Now tap the red Delete button.
Delete Email

To move the emails to another folder, tap the Move button.


Your email folders open. Tap the folder you want to move the messages to.


This tip lets you create a clean and organized inbox on your iDevice.



  1. Quintus

    March 15, 2012 at 4:39 am

    None of the images seem to be working. I’ve refreshed the webpage several times but to no avail.

    • Quintus

      March 16, 2012 at 6:06 am

      Never mind I got it. Thank you for the guide!

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