How to Clear Gmail Inbox Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Welcome to this tutorial on how to clear your Gmail inbox on Android! If you find your inbox cluttered with emails and want to clean it up for better organization, this guide is for you. Let’s get started!

Clearing Gmail Inbox on Android

Follow these simple steps to clear your Gmail inbox:

Step 1: Open the Gmail App

To begin, locate and tap the Gmail app icon on your Android device’s home screen or app drawer.

Step 2: Sign in to Your Account

If you haven’t already signed in, enter your email address and password to access your Gmail account. Once signed in, you’ll be directed to your inbox.

Step 3: Select Emails to Delete

To select emails for deletion, tap and hold on any email in the inbox. This action will enter the selection mode, allowing you to choose multiple emails for deletion.

  • To select individual emails:
    • Tap on each email that you wish to delete. Selected emails will be highlighted or marked with a checkbox.
  • To select all emails:
    • Tap the “Select All” option located at the top of the screen or represented by a checkbox icon.

Step 4: Delete Selected Emails

Once you have selected the desired emails, tap the delete icon (usually represented by a trash can) located at the top or bottom of the screen. Confirm the deletion when prompted.

Step 5: Empty the Trash

Deleted emails are moved to the Trash folder where they are stored temporarily. To permanently remove them from your account, you need to empty the trash.

  • To empty the trash:
    • Tap the menu icon (represented by three horizontal lines) in the top-left corner of the screen.
    • Select Trash from the menu options.
    • Tap on the three vertical dots icon in the top-right corner of the screen and choose Empty Trash now.
    • Confirm the action when prompted.


You have successfully cleared your Gmail inbox on Android. By following these steps regularly, you can keep your inbox organized and clutter-free. Enjoy a clean and efficient email experience!

We hope this tutorial was helpful. If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out. Happy emailing!

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