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Learn how to easily edit and delete mail message drafts on the iPad.

Did you know you could easily access your previous mail draft messages, as well as delete them, with a simple long-press? Just long-press on the create new message icon while in the Mail app on the iPad to see all your previous draft messages. From there you can open any one of them up or delete them. See how to easily access your previous mail messages in this video for the Mail app on the iPad.

Video TranscriptIn this video, I’m going to show you how you can easily select previous Mail messages to continue writing them on the iPad, as well as how you can delete those Mail messages, those draft Mail messages. Let’s go to my iPad.

So I’m in my Mail app, and if you want to see all of your draft messages, what you would normally do is just go over to all of your mailboxes. So I go up to iCloud, we have a sidebar that opens up, and from here I can go to my Drafts. But there’s an easier way to see all of your Drafts. Let’s go ahead and close the sidebar, all I need to do is just swipe over to the left, and it closes it.

If I want to see all of my draft mail messages, maybe I want to continue writing one, or I want to delete some of them, in order to do that all we need to do is go to the far right where we have our mail message, our draft mail message icon. If I were to tap on this, it would create a new draft mail message. But watch what happens when I tap and hold on it or long press on it. When I do, I can see all of my previous drafts. So from here, all I need to do is just select the one that I want to continue writing. Let’s go with this one here and now I can continue writing it. I’m going to cancel.

Let’s say I wanted to delete one. Again, I just go over to the upper right-hand corner. I long press on this, and let’s say I wanted to delete this one here. All I have to do is just swipe over to the left and we can see it is going to throw it away. I want to delete this one. I swipe over to the left and it deletes it.

I want to create a new message. I can also do that by tapping on New Message.

So that’s how we can easily select from previous Mail messages, our draft Mail messages on the iPad. All we need to do is just go to where we compose a new Mail message, but instead of just tapping on it, we tap and hold on it. From there, we can see all of our previous Mail messages, our draft Mail messages. Tap on any one of them to open it up and continue writing. If you want to delete one, you can also just swipe over to the left and it’ll delete it.

So that’s how you can easily select and delete previous Mail messages or draft messages in the Mail app on the iPad.

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