How to Remove an Unsent Message From an iPhone

By Travis Meyer

Whether it's because you get interrupted before finishing messages, or because you simply decide not to send them, it's easy to amass a small collection of unsent drafts in your iPhone's Mail application. When you want to clean out the folder, simply use the iPhone's intuitive swiping motions to delete your unwanted drafts.

Step 1

Activate the homescreen on your iPhone. The homescreen displays the device's most commonly used functions, including the phone and mail, along the bottom.

Step 2

Tap the "Mail" application icon on your homescreen.

Step 3

Track back to the main menu, which contains all of your mailbox directories.

Step 4

Tap "Drafts."

Step 5

Scroll down until you find the unsent message that you would like to delete.

Swipe your thumb across the message. If a box that says "Delete" appears, tap it. If a red box that says "Archive" appears, swipe your thumb across the message again to make it disappear. Tap the "Edit" button at the top, select the message you want to delete, tap "Move" in the lower left and select "Trash" to delete the message.