I have two IMAP email accounts on my iPhone 5S running iOS7.

With the iCloud account, I can perform an easy swipe left gesture and select "trash" for individual emails (see first image, black boxes added for redaction):

iCloud account

However, using the same gesture in my Gmail inbox, I'm presented with "Archive" rather than "Trash" (see screen capture below). From here I have to hit "More > Move Message... > Trash" to delete it.

Gmail Account

How do I set either my Gmail preferences or iPhone Mail preferences to mimic the behavior of the iCloud account's "Trash" option when I swipe?

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    Why was this question downvoted...? – Chris Mukherjee Jun 26 '14 at 18:44

Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calenders -> GMail -> Account -> Advance

Move discarded messages into: Deleted Mailbox

  • I additionally had to change "Archive Mailbox" to "On the Server" vs "On my iPhone" for some reason, but this answered my question and all is working as desired. Thanks. – njboot May 17 '14 at 0:44
  • np, my pleasure :) – emotality May 17 '14 at 12:01

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