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How to Delete All Emails In Gmail At Once

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Delete all emails from your Gmail account
  • Delete all emails in Android
  • Delete all emails in Gmail web
  • Delete all emails in iOS

How to Delete All Emails In Gmail: Inbox Zero is the new buzzword among people in tech or any workforce, for that matter, that requires communication through emails. But, what is Inbox Zero? It is the approach one can take to label, categorize, and organize emails such that it leads to an empty inbox. 

Let us face it. The thought of an empty inbox is nothing short of a dream come true for working professionals. Nobody likes the clutter as well as the anxiety caused by 20,000 unread emails. Even though Google provides gigabytes of space for these emails, it is always recommended to optimize the space. Also, minimum and necessary emails are proven to increase productivity and cause fewer distractions.

While there are a lot of ways to reach Inbox Zero, one of the easiest and hassle-free ways is to delete all emails from your Gmail account manually. This article shall elaborate on the process required to do the same.

Delete All Emails from Gmail Account using a Web Browser

  1. Sign in to your Gmail account.
  2. Select one of the categories from the tabs above the first email, for example, Socials, Primary, Promotions, etc.Promotions tab in Gmail
  3. Click on the tick box to the left of the refresh button and under the “Search mail” bar. This will select all the mails.Select All button for emails in Gmail
  4. Click on the message that says “Select all <number of mails in that category> conversations in <category name>”.Select All option in Gmail
  5. Select the trash icon from among the icons under the “Search mail” bar.
  6. Click on “OK” when the “Confirm bulk action” dialog box pops up.Confirm Bulk Action dialog box Gmail
  7. Repeat the process for each of the categories.

Delete All Emails from Gmail Account on Android

  1. Open the Gmail app.
  2. Tap on the three horizontal bars on the top left.
  3. Select one of the categories, for example, Socials, Primary, Promotions, etc.promotions tab on gmail
  4. Press and hold the email that you want to delete. This will select the message.
  5. Select all the emails one by one in a similar manner.
  6. Tap on the trash icon from the icons on the top.delete all emails from gmail account
  7. Repeat the process for each of the categories.

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Delete All Emails from Gmail Account on iOS

  1. Open the Gmail app.
  2. Select one of the categories, for example, Socials, Primary, Promotions, etc.
  3. Tap on “Edit” on the top right.
  4. Choose the “Select All” option from the top left.
  5. Select “Trash” from the bottom right.
  6. Repeat the process for each of the categories.

NOTE: The deleted emails go directly to the Trash folder after you have deleted them from the Primary, Socials, or Promotions folder. These mails remain stored in the Trash folder for 30 days after which they get permanently deleted by Google. However, you can speed up the process by deleting all the emails from the Trash folder manually using the same steps as mentioned above for other categories like Primary, Promotions, etc.


This is how you can free up storage from your Gmail account by deleting emails in bulk. The steps are easy to follow and shall bring you a step closer to a clutter-free Gmail experience.

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