How to Recover Permanently Deleted Emails From Gmail on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of recovering permanently deleted emails from Gmail on your iPhone. Losing important emails can be a frustrating experience, but fortunately, Gmail provides a way to recover them. Follow the steps below to retrieve your deleted emails.

Step 1: Accessing Gmail on your iPhone

To begin the recovery process, open the Gmail app on your iPhone. If you don’t have it installed, you can download it from the App Store.

Step 2: Navigating to the Trash folder

Once you have opened the Gmail app, tap on the menu icon located at the top-left corner of the screen (three horizontal lines) and then tap on “Trash” from the list of available folders.

Step 3: Searching for deleted emails

In the Trash folder, you will find all the emails that have been deleted within a certain timeframe (usually 30 days). To search for specific deleted emails, tap on the search bar at the top of the screen and enter relevant keywords or email addresses.


Keep in mind that if you permanently deleted an email more than 30 days ago or emptied your Trash folder manually, it may not be recoverable through this method.

Step 4: Selecting and recovering deleted emails

After entering your search criteria, swipe left or right on each email to select them for recovery. Alternatively, you can tap on multiple emails to select them using checkboxes. Once you have selected all desired emails, tap on “Move To” at the bottom of the screen.

Step 5: Moving recovered emails back to Inbox

A menu will appear with various options. Tap on “Inbox” to move the selected emails back to your main inbox. You can also choose other folders if you prefer to organize them differently.


Make sure to double-check the selection before moving the emails, as this action cannot be undone.

Step 6: Verifying email recovery

Once you have moved the emails back to your Inbox or another folder, navigate to that folder and ensure that the recovered emails are present. If everything looks good, congratulations! You have successfully recovered permanently deleted emails from Gmail on your iPhone.

Remember to regularly check your Trash folder and promptly recover any accidentally deleted important emails in order to avoid permanent loss.

  • Tips:
    • Enable Archiving: To prevent accidental deletion, consider archiving important emails instead of deleting them. Archived emails can always be accessed through the “All Mail” folder.
    • Use Filters: Gmail offers powerful filtering options that allow you to automatically organize incoming messages based on criteria such as sender, subject, or keywords.

      Utilizing filters can help you keep track of important messages more efficiently.

    • Backup Your Emails: It’s always a good practice to periodically backup your important emails outside of Gmail. This way, even if an email gets permanently deleted or your account is compromised, you will have a copy of those crucial communications.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of recovering permanently deleted emails from Gmail on your iPhone. By following these steps and implementing the provided tips, you can minimize the risk of losing important messages and maintain a well-organized email inbox.

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