How to delete archived messages on Gmail on iPhone
July 4, 2016
Despite swiping away messages and sending them to an archive, the email still remain in your mailbox, just under the ‘All Mail’ tab. Here’s how to send them to the sin bin. Gmail is widely used by many to send and receive emails. Some of us have a few email addresses on our Gmail accounts, and this can make your mailbox cluttered.
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How to delete archived messages on Gmail on iPhone: Archive an email
As you open your Gmail app, you will be presented with your Inbox, where you’ll see your recent emails chronologically.
To archive an email through the Gmail app, swipe from right to left on the message and you’ll see a red ‘Archive’ pop-up appear on the right-hand side of the message.
Tap on Archive and the message will disappear from your Inbox.
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How to delete archived messages on Gmail on iPhone: Delete mail from your mailbox
Once you’ve archived the mail, you’ll no longer see it in your Inbox, however the email will still exist in your ‘All mail’ tab, meaning if you have a combined inbox, might still see it.
Tap on the small box on the left-hand side of the message and this will present you with a few different options, including the option to ‘Delete’ the email.
Hit delete, and you’ll now see it disappear from your ‘All Mail’ tab. You’ll now see the message reside in your Bin, where you can permanently delete it.
Alternatively, if you want to delete emails straight from your Inbox, you can do so by clicking on the emails you wish to delete through the small boxes on the left-hand side of the messages and tap on the trash icon, to send them straight to the sin bin.
With this complete, you should now have a more organised Inbox within your Gmail app.
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