How to Delete Gmail Emails on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of having a cluttered inbox on your iPhone? Deleting Gmail emails is a simple and efficient way to declutter your mailbox and stay organized.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to delete Gmail emails on your iPhone. Follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Open the Gmail App

The first step is to open the Gmail app on your iPhone. Look for the red and white envelope icon with the letter “M” in it and tap on it to open the app.

Step 2: Sign In to Your Account

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

Step 3: Select Emails to Delete

To select emails for deletion, tap on the circular checkbox next to each email you want to delete. You can select multiple emails at once.


  • Select All: To select all emails at once, tap on the circular checkbox at the top left corner of the screen.
  • Select Range: To select a range of emails, tap on the first email, hold down Shift, and then tap on the last email in the range.

Step 4: Delete Selected Emails

Once you have selected all the emails you want to delete, tap on the trash can icon located at the bottom toolbar. A confirmation prompt will appear asking if you want to move these messages to Trash or permanently delete them. Tap ‘Move to Trash’ or ‘Delete’ depending on what option is presented.


Deleted emails are moved to the Trash folder and will be permanently deleted after 30 days. If you want to recover any deleted emails within this period, you can go to the Trash folder and restore them.

Step 5: Empty the Trash Folder

To permanently delete all emails in the Trash folder, tap on the three horizontal lines icon at the top left corner of the screen to open the menu. Scroll down and tap on ‘Trash’ to open the Trash folder. Once inside, tap on ‘Empty Trash now’ to permanently delete all emails in the Trash folder.


Once you empty the Trash folder, all emails inside it will be permanently deleted and cannot be recovered.

Congratulations! You have successfully deleted Gmail emails on your iPhone. By regularly deleting unwanted emails, you can keep your inbox clean and efficiently manage your email correspondence.

Remember, keeping a clutter-free inbox helps you stay organized and ensures that important messages don’t get lost in a sea of irrelevant ones. Happy deleting!

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