Delete Gmail mails instead of Archiving in iPhone Mail App
Apple in updated iOS4 (Support in iOS5) has added support for Gmail’s archive feature. When swiping across a message you wish to delete, the red button that appears says archive instead of delete.
To disable Gmail archiving for any Gmail
- Navigate to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars
- Select the Gmail account you want to change from archive to delete
- Touch Archive Messages -> OFF
With this now you can delete your mail while swiping on any mail that you want to delete instead of Archiving. Those user who want to archive their Gmail mails, the archived messages are hidden from your Inbox & Archived messages can be found in the All Mail folder of your Gmail account.