How To Quickly Undelete an Email on Your iOS Device

Posted in How To, iOS on 30/11/2017 by Chris Hauk


Have you ever deleted an email by accident when working on the Mail app on your iOS device? Yeah, me too. I usually have it happen when I go to swipe left on an email to quickly delete it, while at the same time, my device decides to load new emails. Goodbye email I’ve never seen, while the email I meant to delete is still sitting there, in the list, smirking at me.

Luckily, you can get that deleted email back in two shakes of a lamb’s tail. Well, more like one shake of your iOS device, but I always liked that old saying…

How To Undelete an Email on Your iOS Device

If you accidentally delete an email from your iOS device that you’d like to get back, you could always go dig in the Trash folder and find it, but you can also do the following:

1.) Shake your iOS device.

2.) You’ll see a prompt appear on the screen that says, “Undo Archive.” Tap the “Undo” button.

How To Quickly Undelete an Email on Your iOS Device

3.) The deleted email will be immediately retrieved, and placed back into your Inbox.

How To Quickly Undelete an Email on Your iOS Device

4.) Now you can learn more about that “classic series” you’ve been missing on HBO.

This method quickly brings an accidentally deleted email back to your inbox, with no digging. Note: You do need to perform the above actions immediately after deleting the email.

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Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.