There are two main apps that keep deleted files in a trash folder – iPhone mail and the photo gallery. Deleted mails are kept in the trash for thirty days before they are lost forever. The photo gallery also has a recently deleted feature that stores deleted photos.
However iPhone space is fixed, the iPhone trash folder can become an extra baggage. Over time, trash on iPhone can become a stockpile of unwanted files. Unwanted files occupy space that can be used for better things, and can potentially lead to a slow and unresponsive iPhone. That's why we should empty trash on iPhone.
How to Empty Trash on iPhone?
1 Empty Trash on iPhone Mail
Empty iPhone trash for mail is easy, and should be done regularly in these simple steps:
Step 1. Select the "Mail" application from the main menu. Tap the email account you want to empty the trash. If you have multiple email accounts, then you will have to do this process for all the accounts.
Step 2. Select the "Trash" icon. Select the “Edit” button from the top right corner of the screen.
Step 3. On tapping “Edit”, tap the "Delete All" option to delete all the mails in the trash folder.
2 Empty Trash on iPhone Photo
To empty the trash of iPhone photos, do the following:
Step 1. Select the "Photos" application from the main menu. Scroll down to the “Recently Deleted” folder, and tap it to access the folder.
Step 2. Tap the “Edit” button at the top most corner to the right of your screen.
Step 3. You can either “Delete All”, or select some of the pictures and then selecting “Delete”.
Step 4. On tapping "Delete All" option, all the photos in the “Recently Added” folder have been deleted for good.
3 How to Completely Empty All Trash on iPhone:
Part 1 Delete All Invisible Trash - Junk & Temporary Files (Free)
We have already known how to empty iPhone trash from Mail and Photo app, then we'll come to deal with the more mysterious junk files and temporary files on iPhone, which is totally unused but eat up so much iPhone space. All these unwanted files are really invisible trash on your iPhone.
We can use iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac to clear up junk files, temporary files and other unnecessary files to empty invisible trash on iPhone. Clear up "Junk & Temporary Files" is a free function of Umate Pro, we don not need to pay for this.
The following steps explain how to use the iMyFone Umate iPhone cleaner to completely empty iPhone trash.
Step 1. Launch Umate from your desktop, and plug in your iPhone to your computer.
Step 2. Click on the “Quick Scan” button to let the program scan your iPhone and find out all junk files and temporary files.
Step 3. Click on "Clean" button to clear up all these iPhone trash.
Part 2 Permanently Erase All Hidden Trash - Previously Deleted Files
There are a lot of recovery software on the market, why these software can get back the deleted files from iPhone? That’s becausesome trace of the deleted files are still left on your iPhone. These deleted files are not visible in normal ways, they are hidden. These deleted data not only occupy iPhone storage but also would cause privacy leak if been recovered. Just imagine what will happen if your sensitive files been recovered by others. So it’s necessary to permanently erase all previously deleted files.
Still, you can do it with iMyFone Umate Pro, it can find out all previously deleted files which still exist on you iPhone, you can preview them and select the files to be erased.
Powerful Functions of iMyFone Umate iPhone Cleaner
1. Clear Junk Files: use this feature to delete app caches, cookies, temp files and crash logs that cause iPhone devices to be slow and unresponsive.
2. One-click Analysis and Cleanup Process: iMyFone Umate comes packed with 25+ analysis technologies, to give you a thorough overview of how space is being consumed.
3. Delete Temporary Files: Clear out hidden and invisible temporary files and caches used by third-party apps.
4. Compress Photos: The lossless photo compression can get back 75% of your photo space. Original photos can be transferred to computer automatically.
5. Manage Apps: Free up space by deleting apps that are no longer needed.
6. Manage Large Files: Backup and delete large videos/photos occupying major storage space on your iPhone.
7. Permanently Erase iOS Data: Erase not only current files but also deleted files to avoid privacy leak, all iOS file types supported, and the erased data is 100% unrecoverable.