iOS 7: Marking All Messages as Read

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With the new version of iOS, we’ve got an ability that I've been waiting for since approximately when dinosaurs ruled the earth—marking all of the messages in a mailbox as read. It really seems like such a simple, minor thing, doesn't it? But when you've got even a few dozen messages that you need to mark as read, not being able to do the whole shebang at once is frustrating, to say the least.

So to perform this action on your own mail, go to the mailbox that contains the messages you’d like to mark as read first. This can be your inbox, your trash, or even the “All Inboxes” section. Once you’re there, touch the Edit button at the top…

…then select “Mark All” in the lower-left corner.

Afterward, you’ll get a pop-up with the “Mark as Read” option.

That’s all there is to it!

Wait, not quite—if all of the messages in your chosen mailbox are already marked as read, then the pop-up will switch to “Mark as Unread,” which is pretty handy also if you've got items in there that require follow-up. I swear to you guys that those little red icon badges are the only things that remind me that I've got work to do sometimes.

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5 Comments Leave Your Own

Lee Dronick

Great tip! Thanks.

Nils Simon

Hey guys,

I just discovered a new metod to get a free itunes giftcard. All you have to do is to go on the link, download an app and test it 30 sekeonds. For the points you can buy a free itunes giftcard. I just got my first, they get sended by email.

Freemyapps.com ( website, if you want to start with 0 points)
http://m.freemyapps.com/share/url/ff2a68cb. ( a referral link if you want to start with 200 points)

Lee Dronick

You can get a second one for free, just pay separate shipping and handling.

Nils Simon

Hey guys,

i just discovered a way to get free itunes giftcards. all you have to do, is o go on the link below, must be an ipad, iphone or ipod. on the website you just have to download an app, test it for 30 seconds and go back to the website. every app you try will give you points, if you have enough points, you can buy a giftcard.

freemyapps.com ( the website if you want to start with 0 points)
http://m.freemyapps.com/share/url/ff2a68cb ( a referral link if you want to start with 200 points)

you have to download at least 1 app before you get the 200 points!

Nils Simon

orry for double post.. please delete the first one ://

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