Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Apr 2016 22:18 UTC
Apple

Recently, I decided buy an iPhone 6S and turn on iMessage.1 iPhones are great! But in the process of setting it up, I ran into some hassles that reminded me that for all the advancements that Apple has made with iOS over the years, it still can feel like it's stuck in an old era of phones that were controlled by corporate politics. The iPhone is a computer, but sometimes it acts too much like a RAZR.

Anything even remotely related to managing files is a complete disaster on iOS, and it's one of the main things Apple will need to address going forward, now that iOS is their future.

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brichpmr
Member since:
2006-04-22

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To delete a mail message in iOS, I sweep to the left and the message is in the trash. One step....not 4-6 steps.


I tried that and "delete" is not there. Apparently it depends on which email provider you are using. For gmail you get "archive" in place of "delete" by default and you can switch it around in settings (and lose the "archive" feature). I suppose there is way to "delete" using gmail without toggling settings, but I couldn't be bothered to dig into a blog article about it when its simpler to use absolutely any other mail client ever created to do it.
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In my mail app, I have 5 different email accounts including gmail; and I can delete messages simply by sweeping from right to left.....it just works that way.

Edited 2016-04-17 23:33 UTC

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

In my mail app, I have 5 different email accounts including gmail; and I can delete messages simply by sweeping from right to left.....it just works that way.



Removing emails from your inbox is not the same as deleting them from the server.

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mkone Member since:
2006-03-14

" In my mail app, I have 5 different email accounts including gmail; and I can delete messages simply by sweeping from right to left.....it just works that way.



Removing emails from your inbox is not the same as deleting them from the server.
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Most users don't care about deleting emails if they have virtually unlimited email capacity.

If you generally want to delete rather than archive, there is a setting to allow that. You go to the account settings, under "Advanced" and you have the option to move discarded messages into Trash rather than into the Archive (True for GMail).

You can also open the email, press and hold "Archive" and you will get the option to delete rather than archive.

The third option is to hit "Edit" in the inbox, select the messages you want to delete, press and hold "Archive" and you will get the option to delete.

Not very important for most people, but not difficult or impossible either. There are at least 3 ways of doing it!

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