How to Delete a Mailbox on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you looking to delete a mailbox on your iPhone? Whether you want to remove an unnecessary mailbox or simply declutter your email app, this tutorial will guide you through the process. Follow the steps below to delete a mailbox on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Mail App

To begin, locate and open the Mail app on your iPhone. The Mail app icon typically features an envelope and is usually found on your home screen. Tap on the icon to launch the app.

Step 2: Access Mailboxes

Once you have opened the Mail app, look for the “Mailboxes” button located at the top-left corner of the screen and tap on it. This will take you to a list of all your mailboxes.

Step 3: Edit Mailboxes

In order to delete a mailbox, you need to access the editing mode. To do this, scroll down until you see the “Edit” button in the bottom-right corner of the screen and tap on it.

Step 4: Select Mailbox for Deletion

After entering editing mode, each mailbox will display a red circle with a white minus sign (-) next to it. Locate and tap on the red circle next to the mailbox you want to delete.


Be careful when selecting a mailbox for deletion, as this action is irreversible and will permanently remove all emails stored within that particular mailbox.

Step 5: Confirm Deletion

A confirmation prompt will appear after tapping on the red circle. This prompt will ask if you are sure you want to delete the selected mailbox. To proceed with deleting the mailbox, tap on “Delete Mailbox”.

Step 6: Exit Editing Mode

Once you have successfully deleted the mailbox, exit editing mode by tapping on the “Done” button located in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Your deleted mailbox will no longer appear in the Mail app.

Additional Tips:

  • If you accidentally delete a mailbox, don’t panic! Simply navigate to your email provider’s website or contact their customer support for assistance in recovering your mailbox.
  • If you want to reorganize your mailboxes, you can easily do so by dragging and dropping them into different positions within the Mail app’s mailbox list.

    To enter editing mode again, follow Step 3 and continue making changes as desired.

  • If you use multiple email accounts on your iPhone, deleting a mailbox will only affect that specific account. Your other mailboxes will remain unaffected.

By following these steps, you can effortlessly delete mailboxes on your iPhone. Remember to exercise caution when deleting mailboxes to avoid losing important emails. Happy organizing!

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