How to Mark All Messages as Read on iPhone and iPad

Many things are easy and obvious on Apple devices. But every so often you come across something that is not. If you want to mark all your emails as read on iPhone and/or iPad and clear those indicators, let’s explore how this is done.

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
June 21, 2022

Many things are easy and obvious on Apple devices. But every so often you come across something that is not. If you want to mark all your emails as read on iPhone and/or iPad and clear those indicators, let’s explore how this is done.

This is for the iPhone and iPad

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Whether you have a mailbox full of unread messages or just a group that you want to mark as read, you can do both in the Mail app on your Apple device.

Mark as Read on iPhone and iPad

First, open the mailbox in the Mail app on iPhone or iPad or choose All Inboxes to take care of all your mailboxes at once. You can also pick a specific folder. Tap Edit on the top right-hand corner and Select All on the top left-hand corner.

On the bottom left-hand corner, tap Mark and select the Mark as Read option. Refer to the below image:

Mark 1A
Selecting all emails as read

Mark as Read on Mobile

Maybe you have just a group of emails that you want to mark. They might be newsletters, promotional emails, or confirmation messages.

First, open the mailbox or folder in the Mail app and tap Edit on the top right-hand corner.

Next, you can select each message one at a time if they are not adjacent to each other. Or, to select a range of emails that are next to each other, drag your finger through them to mark them all quickly.

Now, tap Mark on the bottom left-hand corner and select the Mark as Read option. See the below image:

Mark 2A
Selecting 2 emails as read

You can also use the Search feature to find particular emails and mark messages as “read” the same way.

Once you clear those unread indicators in your inbox or badge on the Mail icon, you can start fresh with new messages.

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I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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