How to Delete All Gmail Emails at Once on Android Phone

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of having a cluttered Gmail inbox on your Android phone? Do you wish to delete all your emails at once to start fresh?

Well, you’re in luck! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of deleting all Gmail emails at once on your Android phone.

Step 1: Open the Gmail App

To begin, locate and open the Gmail app on your Android device. The app icon usually resembles an envelope with a red ‘M’.

Step 2: Access the Settings

Once you have opened the Gmail app, tap on the hamburger menu icon located in the top-left corner of the screen. This will open a side menu with various options.

Note: If you’re using a newer version of Gmail, you may find the hamburger menu icon at the bottom-right corner instead.

Step 3: Select All Emails

In the side menu, scroll down and find the “All Mail” label. Tap on it to access all your emails within this label.

If you don’t see this label immediately, tap on “More” to expand and view additional labels.

Step 4: Choose Emails to Delete

In order to select all emails at once, tap on the checkbox icon located in the top-left corner of the screen. This will select all visible emails currently displayed on your Android phone.

Troubleshooting Tip:

If there are more emails beyond what is currently visible, a prompt will appear asking if you want to select all conversations that match your search. Tap on “Select All Conversations” or a similar option, depending on your device and Gmail version.

Step 5: Delete Emails

Once you have selected all the emails you wish to delete, tap on the trash can icon located at the top or bottom of the screen.

A confirmation dialog will appear asking if you’re sure you want to move all the selected emails to Trash. Tap on “OK” or a similar option to proceed with the deletion.

Troubleshooting Tip:

If you don’t see a trash can icon, look for a three-dots menu icon instead. Tapping on it will reveal additional options, including the option to delete your selected emails.

Step 6: Empty Trash

After deleting all your Gmail emails, it is advisable to empty your Trash folder to permanently remove them from your account. To do this, go back to the Gmail main menu by tapping on the hamburger menu icon and select “Trash”.

Once inside the Trash folder, tap on “Empty Trash now” or a similar option to permanently delete all your deleted emails.


You have successfully deleted all Gmail emails at once on your Android phone. Your inbox should now be clear and ready for new messages!

Note: Deleting emails is permanent and cannot be undone. Make sure to double-check before proceeding with these steps.

  • In summary, here are the steps:
    1. Open Gmail app
    2. Access Settings
    3. Select All Mail label
    4. Select all visible emails (or select all conversations)
    5. Delete selected emails
    6. Empty trash

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of deleting all Gmail emails at once on your Android phone. Enjoy your clutter-free inbox!

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