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Swipe your finger across an e-mail to delete it

A quick and fun way to delete e-mail messages (in the list view of a folder) is to simply swipe your finger across it (in either direction). A red Delete button will appear to the right of the message to confirm the deletion. If you change your mind, you can tap anywhere outside the button to cancel the action. This finger swiping action lets you delete items in a number of the built-in applications.

Limit e-mail to reduce e-mail 
 overload and improve battery life

You can further reduce the drain on the battery and reduce e-mail overload by limiting the amount of e-mail you download to your iPhone. Immediately below the Auto-Check setting on the Home >Settings >Mail screen is the Show setting. You can set this to display a specific number of the most recent messages: as low as 25 and as many as 200. If you want to see additional messages, tap on the Download More button in the Mail program.

Set “Auto-Check”

If you are not using a Microsoft Exchange push e-mail service, you can configure your iPhone to “Auto-Check” for new e-mail messages every 15, 30, or 60 minutes, or Manual. To set Auto-Check:

  1. Go to the Home screen
  2. Tap on the Settings icon
  3. Select Mail at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Auto-Check is below the Accounts section.


NOTE: The more frequently the iPhone auto-checks for e-mail, the more battery power you use. Set the time higher or set it to Manual to conserve battery power.

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