[Tutorial] 4 Easy Ways to Retrieve Deleted Emails on iPhone X/8/7/6/5/4

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Retrieve Deleted Emails on iPhone

There are many similar questions about how to retrieve deleted emails on iPhone due to these or those reasons. Sometimes you just swipe or tap a wrong option to delete an email by accident. It seems you cannot get deleted iPhone emails back. Because there is no “Trash” folder or “Undo” option that you can find directly.

Fortunately, it does not mean you cannot retrieve deleted iPhone mails. This article mainly introduces solutions to retrieve deleted emails on all iOS models, including the latest iPhone X and iPhone 8. Now, let’s read together to solve the problem.

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Part 1: Can You Retrieve Deleted Emails on iPhone with a Shake

It is a quick solution to retrieve accidently deleted emails on iPhone. So in what case should you take this? Well, you just delete an email by accident. During this time, you should not exit the Mail app. Otherwise, you will fail to retrieve a deleted email on iPhone.

Step 1: Shake your iPhone

Find and choose the "Mail" app on the home screen, which has a white envelope with a blue background. Shake your Apple device until a notification of "Undo Archive" pops up.

Step 2: Get the deleted email back with the shake feature

Choose "Undo" to confirm to retrieve deleted emails on an iPhone. As a result, the deleted email will be retrieved back to your Inbox again. But if you click "Cancel", then nothing happens.

Retrieve Deleted Emails on iPhone Shake

Part 2: How Do You Retrieve Deleted Emails on iPhone through Archive

Sometimes you just cannot find where your email is. Well, maybe you just archive it without notice. So this section aims to show you how to retrieve deleted emails from Gmail on iPhone by archive feature.

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Step 1: Turn on Gmail archive feature

Click the gear "Settings" icon. Choose "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" on the top. Then choose "Gmail" under "Accounts" category. Check if "Archive Messages" option is turned on.

If not, you need to trigger it to the green "On" state manually to enable archiving. Consequently, all your deleted emails will be archived in the "All Mails" folder.

Step 2: Choose the specific email account

Head back to "Mail" app. Choose the three-line "Menu" option on the top left corner of the screen. Select your email account from the menu that associated with your deleted mails.

Step 3: Retrieved a deleted email on iPhone

Click "All Mails" to access your deleted mail quickly. What’s more, you can click "Arrow" icon at the bottom to view the pending emails too. At last, just mark before items you want to retrieve and click the “Move” icon below. Well, it looks like a folder that locates in the second place from the left to right side.

Retrieve a Deleted Email on iPhone by Archive

You need to repeat above steps if you want to retrieve deleted emails on iPhone by archive.

Part 3: How to Retrieve Deleted Emails on iPhone from Trash

By using this method, you can retrieve deleted emails on iPhone from all email accounts. To be more specific, if you have several accounts linked to Mail app, you can choose any of them to retrieve the deleted email with.

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Step 1: Select one mail account

Open "Mail" app. Choose the three-line "Menu" option on the top left corner. Later, you will be lead to "Menu" app automatically. Choose your Gmail or other mail account.

Step 2: Retrieve deleted emails on iPhone from Trash

Select "Trash" in the list. It contains all your deleted emails. Well, archived mails are not included here. So open the deleted email you want to retrieve from iPhone. Then choose the second to the left icon to navigate the "Move" screen. Finally, set a folder that your deleted mails will be recovered into.

Retrieve Deleted Emails on iPhone from Trash

Part 4: Your Best Way to Recover Permanently Deleted Emails on iPhone Safely

Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery allows users to retrieve permanently deleted files from iPhone, iTunes backup and iCloud backup. The main difference between common data recovery tools and iPhone Data Recovery is that, you can recover permanently deleted emails on iPhone selectively in 3 ways.

Main Features of iPhone Data Recovery

  • Retrieve and export lost data from any iOS device including iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7Plus/6, etc.
  • Preview and select any file to retrieve from iTunes backup without data loss.
  • Download and retrieve the selected data type from iCloud backup in the air.
  • Recover your lost or deleted files including messages, call history, contacts, voicemail, notes and more.

How to Retrieve Deleted Emails on iPhone or iPad Selectively and Safely

Step 1: Launch iPhone Data Recovery

Free download iPhone Data Recovery software on your Windows or mac computer. Launch this program after the installation. Then choose "iPhone Data Recovery" in its main interface.

Fonelab Main Interface

Step 2: Start scan your connected iPhone

You will be in the default "Recover from iOS Device" section. Plug iPhone into the computer via a USB cable. Then click "Start Scan" at the bottom. Wait for a while until the scanning process ends.

Connect iPhone

Step 3: Retrieve deleted emails on iPhone

All recoverable files are displayed in categories in the left panel. So choose one data type and use the preview window in the right panel. You can turn on "Only display the deleted item(s)" option. Just choose before the file you want to retrieve. At last, click "Recover" to start to retrieve deleted emails from iPhone to computer.

Preview Deleted Text Messages

What’s more, you can try to retrieve deleted files from iTunes or iCloud backup easily too. Just free download iPhone Data Recovery for a try, and you would not regret for your choice. Well, if you have any other good idea to retrieve deleted emails on iPhone, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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