How to restore emails from trash on iPad

Accidentally deleted an email and want to get it back? Using the built-in Mail app on your iPad? Look no further.

  1. open the mail app

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    Tap the mail icon
  2. use the back buttons in the top right to navigate to your main mailbox

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    Tap the mailboxes button in the top left
  3. click on the trash folder

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    Tap on the trash folder
  4. here you should be able to see the email(s) you accidently deleted
  5. tap edit

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    Tap edit
  6. tap the circle next to the email(s) you accidently deleted

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    Select the emails you wish to restore.
  7. tap move

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    Select move and then select inbox
  8. select inbox

your emails will now be back in their rightful place.

Pro tip: if you have accidentally deleted a single email, shake your phone straight after and this will undo the action returning you email without having to go through all of the steps outlined above.

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