Delete an email in Outlook for iOS

  1. You can delete Outlook emails on iOS without opening them
  2. How to delete email in Outlook
  3. Swipe to delete email
  4. Recover Deleted Email

You can delete Outlook emails on iOS without opening them

If your inbox is cluttered, delete junk emails from Outlook for iPhone or iPad app. Delete one message at a time or delete several. To use swipe gestures, change the swipe options in the Outlook for iOS app to delete messages instead of archiving messages while swiping. Then, if you accidentally delete a message, restore it.

The instructions in this article apply to Outlook for iOS.

How to delete email in Outlook

Delete individual emails with Outlook for iPhone and iPad

  1. In the message list, press and hold the message you want to delete. If you want to delete more than one message, click the other messages you want to delete.

    If the email is open and displays a message, click the icon Garbage can to delete the message.

  2. Scroll to the bottom of the message list and select the icon Garbage can

Swipe to delete email

By default, Outlook for iOS archives emails when you swipe left on a message. You can change this setting as follows:

  1. Go to the top left corner of the Outlook app and tap your profile picture.

  2. Select Settings (gear icon).

  3. On screen Settings go to section mail and press Swipe options

  4. On screen Swipe options click icon Swipe left

  5. On screen Swipe left select remove

  6. Click on the arrow Back to return to your emails.

  7. Swipe left on the email you want to quickly delete. Do this for every email in your account, in every folder, and as often as you want to immediately send emails to the trash.

Recover Deleted Email

If you accidentally deleted emails you wanted to keep, here’s how to get them back:

  1. Click the menu icon (avatar).

  2. Go to folder Basket or Deleted items and then open the email.

  3. Select three points () and select Movement to a folder

  4. On screen Move conversation select the folder you want to move the email to.

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