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How to recover deleted Gmail messages

Gmail messages

When you delete a message, it stays in your Trash for 30 days. After that time, it will be permanently deleted from your account and can’t be recovered. You can move messages out of your trash if you deleted them in the last 30 days

How to recover messages from your computer

Check your Trash

  • On your computer, go to Gmail.
  • On the left side of the page, scroll down, then click More  Trash.

Recover messages from the Trash

  • On your computer, go to Gmail.
  • On the left side of the page, scroll down, then click More  Trash.
  • Check the box next to any messages you want to move.
  • Click Move to .
  • Choose where you want to move the message to

How to recover messages from your Android device

Check your Trash

  • On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app .
  • In the top left, tap Menu .
  • Tap Trash.

How to recover messages from the Trash

  • On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app .
  • In the top left, tap Menu .
  • Tap Trash.
  • Tap the letter or photo next to the messages you want to recover. 
  • In the top right, tap More .
  • Tap Move to.
  • Choose where you want to move the message to, like your inbox

How to recover messages from your iPhone or iPad

Check your Trash

  • Make sure you’ve downloaded the Gmail app.
  • On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app .
  • In the top left, tap Menu .
  • Tap Trash.

How to recover messages from the Trash

  • Make sure you’ve downloaded the Gmail app.
  • On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app .
  • In the top left, tap Menu .
  • Tap Trash.
  • Select emails by tapping the circular sender’s image or letter next to each email.
  • In the top right, tap More Move to.
  • Choose where you want to move your messages to, like a category or label.

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