That’s because it removes any data that is linked to the app – but not your communications. Laxman25 suggested that, if you use a browser such as Safari on the iPad or Internet Explorer on your PC to log into your webmail account, all of your messages will be preserved.
How to Delete Gmail Account on iPhone
How To Delete All Gmail Emails At Once On iPhone
I deleted the Gmail app on my iPhone and I’m never getting it back. You should too. That’s because when you delete the Gmail app, you’re deleting one of the most powerful email platforms in history – not to mention a key cog in Google’s vast machine that controls our lives. And that means more than just having less access to your inbox – it means giving up your freedom. Here are five reasons why this is so dangerous for all of us…
No Encryption (No Data Security)
Gmail is not encrypted by default. This means that Google has full access to your data and can store, read, and sell it as they wish. Remember that we now know companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook work hand in hand with the government, and if you’re still thinking about how “I’ve got nothing to hide” then ask yourself: why did Apple just delete all those Muslim apps? Why do my friends who drive for Lyft have trouble using their phone’s GPS because someone hacked into them? They don’t want us to use those kinds of apps – so clearly there’s a reason they don’t want people knowing what goes on behind closed doors. So if you think you have nothing to hide, why are you helping them? Now that you no longer use Gmail, your messages are now encrypted by default.
The Android Ecosystem – Only Google Can Fix the Bugs
I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Sprint, which runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. I’ve been dealing with strange bugs where my text messages will display “Top” or “+1” for whatever number I’m calling rather than who I want to talk to. And this isn’t just happening on one handset…it’s affecting multiple people at different carriers and models. This problem is only happening on phones running natively via Sprint/Samsung/Google stock software (iPhones don’t run these kinds of problems). This is because native Android claims it’s “open” but really only allows Google to update the OS. That means you can’t get any of the latest updates, security fixes, or even access to alternative options like Cyanogenmod (a community-based distribution of Android) for your phone without rooting it – something that could void your warranty and make way for more problems down the road.
Alternative Apps Don’t Work Very Well
I’ve tried all alternatives I can find to Gmail on iOS: K9 Mail, AquaMail Pro (which replaces the default mail app), and a few others. None of them compare to Gmail or Inbox. I also paid for AquaMail Pro and K 9 Mail months ago during their free promotional periods and I’m still waiting for promised updates. Not to mention these apps don’t work in my Gmail account (which is primary) but only the secondary, which brings me to the next point…
Separate Accounts, Separate Issues
Apple wants you to use iCloud for everything. They want your emails, documents, notes, photos, reminders, etc to be “in the cloud.” But because Apple doesn’t allow any other app to integrate into their OS correctly – there are major issues with this approach that people are just now realizing after running into problems because of it. Since iOS 8 everyone has been complaining about how broken Apple’s mail client is – not letting users sign out or show all messages without swiping between pages. And if you’re like me, you probably have multiple email addresses but only one app. So now you can’t use the same app for both (like K9) because it doesn’t sync correctly – forcing me to jump around between apps. But I’ve given up on all these alternatives and now rely solely on Gmail because it integrates perfectly with my iPhone/iPad/Macbook Pro etc.
Google Owns Your Device…Literally!
Apple is full of lies and propaganda about their product being “tamper-proof” and intrinsically safe from viruses – but the truth lies in the details behind closed doors. In fact, Apple’s new Macbook Pros come with a built-in security flaw that allows anyone to access the computer’s data if they have physical access to it. That means anyone can open up your Macbook and steal your passwords, documents, private photos, etc and Apple will do nothing about it. Oh – but Google is just as bad! Google actually does too much for us that we’ve become completely dependent on them allowing developers to build apps that work with their OS (iCloud doesn’t allow this) like IFTTT, Tasker (automation), Dashboard (widgets), etc. But here’s the catch: once your device reaches 100% battery life it all goes away until you re-connect to a power source because Google thinks you shouldn’t be using your phone anyways. It may not sound like a big issue but it is. Google knows too much about you (which they don’t even protect) and if anything were to happen to them – your contacts, photos, apps, etc. are gone forever.
Your iPhone Isn’t Really “Yours”
Apple has removed features like USB storage support in iOS 8 which means you can no longer directly connect your device to a computer without installing Apple’s own Lightning-to-USB cable/adapter (included with Apple products). That means if something goes wrong or you desire to work on this directly using other programs instead of iTunes – then tough luck because that $20 adapter will be required to do anything other than backup/restore your device. Apple wanted control over what you can do with your phone even before it’s yours. And don’t forget about all the free apps you have to install on your new iPhone through their App Store. A lot of these are useless “cookie-cutter” applications that are pretty much scams – something I’m not surprised by considering how easy it is for Apple to approve them (compared to Android).
Battery Life Sucks With iOS!
The battery life on my iPhone 5s sucks, especially if I leave location services turned on or up-to-date email notifications enabled. Last year at this time, I could go 16 hours without recharging…now I can barely make it through 8 hours of moderate usage after updating to iOS 8.1! Trust me when I say this, if you’re an Android user and considering switching to an iPhone because of Apple’s lower price point – don’t! You’ll be paying more for a worse device with worse performance. It may look pretty (depending on which version you purchase) but it always disappoints outside of the surface level…even if you purchase everything through iTunes.
A lot can happen in one year. A new OS upgrade has been released that has broken everyone’s mail client forcing them to jump between apps; Google is becoming too controlling (and knows too much about us); Apple devices are no longer “tamper-proof”; your battery life sucks compared to Android; your device isn’t really yours anymore; and so much more!
If your email program and cell phone are set up to use POP3, “NEW EMAIL” will be downloaded from the server to each device. So, if you erase an email on your desktop computer, it will still be there on your mobile device. Vice versa is also true.
Open your device settings.
Scroll down. tap Gmail .
Turn on Background app refresh.
An iPhone email account cannot be deleted after it has been created. The email account and address remain unchanged when an email account is removed from an iPhone. You can still receive and send emails using the web or other email programs that have been configured to utilize the emailed account.
Go to the Gmail app. Select the three lines in the top left corner. Scroll down to Settings. The ‘Mail Swipe Actions’ option should be selected. Tap on Left Swipe or Right Swipe, as desired. Choose Bin if you wish to delete this item permanently from your account without removing it from your inboxes first
Go to the Inbox and open your mail. tap Edit in the upper-right corner then pick individually which emails you want to delete or tap Select All. nEither tap Trash or Archive. If only Archive is displayed, touch and hold it until more options appear, such as Trash Selected Messages.
Even if you modify Gmail’s settings to have the POP server delete Gmail’s copy from the server, your device will retain all of your messages. The best approach to remove all of your devices’ emails simultaneously is to use your provider’s IMAP server to set up each gadget.
On your iPhone, go to Settings > Passwords & Accounts. nScroll down and tap ‘Advanced’… Select ‘Never’ from the drop-down menu.
Open the drop-down menu in Gmail, select Settings, then Privacy. Select Delete Account from the drop-down menu. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and choose Delete Account. To re-establish your account, return to the main Mail settings page and tap Add Account.