How to Delete Mailbox on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

If you’re looking to delete a mailbox on your iPhone, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you want to remove an old email account or simply declutter your device, deleting a mailbox is a straightforward process. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to delete a mailbox on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Settings app

The first step is to locate and open the Settings app on your iPhone. Look for the gray gear icon labeled “Settings” on your home screen and tap on it.

Step 2: Navigate to Mail

Within the Settings app, scroll down until you find the section labeled “Mail.” Tap on it to access the Mail settings.

Step 3: Choose Accounts

In the Mail settings menu, look for the “Accounts” option and tap on it. This will display all the email accounts linked to your iPhone.

Step 4: Select the Mailbox

From the list of accounts, select the one that contains the mailbox you want to delete. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 5: Access Mailbox Settings

After selecting an account, you’ll see a list of options related to that specific email account. Look for “Mailboxes” or “Account Info” and tap on it.


The exact wording may vary depending on your iOS version and device model.

Step 6: Delete Mailbox

In this section, you’ll find all available mailboxes associated with the selected account. Scroll down until you locate the mailbox you wish to delete.

  • Bold Text: The mailbox you want to delete

Tap on the mailbox to open its settings. You might need to scroll down if there are additional options.

Step 7: Delete Account

Finally, at the bottom of the mailbox settings page, you’ll find the option to “Delete Account” or “Remove Mailbox.” Tap on it to initiate the deletion process.


Deleting an account will remove all associated mailboxes and emails from your iPhone. Make sure you have a backup of any important data before proceeding.

Confirm the deletion when prompted, and your mailbox will be permanently removed from your iPhone.

Congratulations! You have successfully deleted a mailbox on your iPhone. Repeat these steps for any additional mailboxes you wish to remove.


In this tutorial, we learned how to delete a mailbox on an iPhone. By following these simple steps, you can easily declutter your device or remove old email accounts.

Remember, always exercise caution when deleting mailboxes as it may result in permanent data loss. If in doubt, it’s always a good idea to back up your important emails before making any changes.

We hope this guide was helpful to you. Happy organizing!

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