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Fix: Cannot Delete Junk Mail on iPhone – Technipages

Everybody hates junk mail. But unsolicited emails seem to always find a way to sneak into the inbox. Whenever you notice you got a new spam email, delete it without even bothering to open it.

Why waste precious seconds of your time opening an email you never requested? Not to mention that hackers often use junk emails to get their hands on your personal data or sneak malware into your system.

But deleting junk mail may not always be possible. Some emails are so stubborn that they refuse to go. Or they keep re-appearing in your inbox minutes later.

If you own an iPhone and you’re having trouble deleting junk mail, this guide is for you.

Why Can’t I Delete Junk Mail on iPhone?

Update Your iPhone

Many users were able to quickly solve this problem by installing the latest iOS version on their devices. Even if you’re already running the latest major iOS version, check if Apple pushed a new update recently. Even if it’s only a minor update, go ahead and install it.

  1. Navigate to SettingsGeneralSoftware Update.update iphone
  2. Tap Download and Install.
  3. Enter your passcode, if prompted. And then restart your iPhone.

Turn the Mail Account On and Off

Turning the email account off and on multiple times could solve this issue. By doing so, you’ll refresh the connection to the mail servers.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.iphone mail contacts calendars
  3. Then tap your mail account.
  4. Slide Mail to off and exit Settings.enable disable mail iphone
  5. Wait a few seconds and then go back to Mail.
  6. This time, slide Mail to on.
  7. Repeat these steps two or three times. Check if the junk emails disappeared.

Delete Trash Emails From Server

If the junk mails you deleted remained on the server, they may sometimes return to your inbox.

  1. Navigate to SettingsMail, Contacts, Calendars.
  2. Select your email account.
  3. Then tap Advanced.icloud mail advanced settings
  4. Select Deleted Mailbox.
    • Note: You may need to tap Advanced twice to reach this option.
  5. Under On The Server, select the Trash folder.trash mail folder server iphone
  6. Exit Settings and restart your iPhone.

Let us know if you managed to fix the problem.

This post was written by Madalina Dinita and was first posted to Technipages

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