How do I delete ALL my Gmail from the Phone?
I am using the GMail app and have accumulated many months worth of messages. Now I just want to get rid of them all to free up some memory on my phone. I really don't want to have to check and delete each message individually. Isn't there some way to batch delete all my mail? What if I just uninstalled the GMail app, would that do it?
- 03-12-2010, 10:10 PM #2
- 03-13-2010, 02:50 AM #4
Batch deletion appears to not be possible at this point, I guess in this regard Droid doesn't.
However, I think there's a way to clear out a lot of old messages from the phone. Try this:
open the gmail app / menu / settings / labels / number of days to sync / lower that to 1 day / -- back out of gmail and go to home screen / menu / settings / accounts & sync / select the account you want to sync
This should resync with only 1 day's worth of messages, thus purging all messages older than 1 day and effectively deleting them from your phone while retaining them in your gmail account.
I'm just guessing about this and trying to play around with it. Tell me if it works.
It just occured to me - if I have 23000+ old Gmail messages, are they really all stored on the Droid, or is the Droid GMail App just pulling them in off the net as I scroll back in time to read old messages? If they aren't really being stored on the Droid and taking up my RAM then I really don't need to worry about how many old e-mails I have.
- 03-13-2010, 01:57 PM #7
they're probably NOT on the phone. You know how it says "loading mesages" and then thinks for a minute? well, it's probably retrieving them from gmail at that time.
23,000 messages? what's your available memory on device? that would answer your question right there.
- 03-13-2010, 05:06 PM #8
- 03-13-2010, 05:55 PM #9
- 03-13-2010, 05:59 PM #10
- 03-13-2010, 10:05 PM #11
- 03-14-2010, 01:20 AM #13
- 03-14-2010, 06:46 PM #14
And you bring up a great point - Google needs to have better batch controls on our handsets. It's little things that are needed to keep up in this business, and i hope Google listens and tries to implement them. A menu item for select all -> archive can't be that hard to code.ಠ_ಠ
- 03-14-2010, 07:01 PM #15
- 09-09-2013, 02:12 AM #17
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Re: How do I delete ALL my Gmail from the Phone?
Doesn't work unless you have an imap account. My gmail account was set up as pop years ago. I periodically delete ALL my mail at the gmail site (If the NSA wants it they can go fish!) but that doesn't affect what I've downloaded to my tablet. What I finally did was delete all the mail at the gmail site and then delete and re-install that gmail account on my tablet. What I'd like is to download all my mail to my desktop AND download it to my tablet when the tablet is on (rarely) and then be able to delete it from the tablet at will. Unfortunately, gmail won't allow you to download email more than once unless you cancel POP and then restart it, in which case you will download everything at the site that you haven't deleted. NOT WHAT I WANT TO DO. I do not want my email sitting out on the googlecloud if I can help it; I can't control how many backups they make or what they do with them, but I don't want to help them do it.
Surely it should NOT be this difficult to get rid of garbage. It's not even a straightforward "DELETE ALL" button at the website, which is what it should be. .
- 09-14-2013, 02:49 PM #18
- 12-18-2013, 12:15 AM #19