Receiving emails on an iPhone can be a convenient and helpful feature. However emails can build up and take up quite a bit of memory if you don’t delete them. Even after you delete an email, it should still be removed from the trash to be completely removed from your iPhone.
How-to fix this issue
1. Press the Home button on your iPhone and choose Mail.
2. Click on the name of an email account. If you have multiple accounts linked to your iPhone, go to “Mailboxes” and then scroll down to the bottom where it says Accounts and select one account. In the picture below there is 2 accounts – one for Gmail and another for Exchange.
3. Pick the trash or bin folder (it’s the trash folder in the picture below)
4. Click the edit button at the top right of the screen.
5. Pick “Delete All” from the bottom left of the screen.
6. Confirm the deletion of the messages by selecting delete all.
7. Your deleted items, trash, or bin Mail items will now all be removed from your iPhone!
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