How do you unsubscribe from emails on an iPhone

In this article, we're exploring how to unsubscribe from emails on an iPhone, empowering you to declutter your inbox from your armchair.

Apple devices have long been known for their superior security services for users. And yet despite Apple's high level of security, with almost a third of the world's population, and over half of all US phone owners, using iPhones it is common to encounter unwanted mail cluttering up notifications and inboxes. This guide will show you how to easily unsubscribe on your iPhone from all emails that you don’t want to be receiving.

How to unsubscribe from emails using the Apple Mail app

If you're using an iPhone or an iPad to view your mail, chances are you're probably using the Apple Mail app. In Apple Mail, if you are using iOS 10 or later, you can easily unsubscribe from mailing lists by following the steps below:

  1. Open Apple Mail.
  2. Open the offending email.
  3. Click on the Unsubscribe button below the message ‘This message is from a mailing list’ at the top of the email.
  4. Confirm your action by proceeding with the pop-up window that appears.  Alternatively, you can scroll to the bottom of the email and click on the Unsubscribe button found in the footer of the email.

Choose to Manually Block Senders

Sometimes, email marketers can ignore your decision to unsubscribe, continuing to send you emails you aren’t interested in. Or, if they’re phishing emails, unsubscribing can actually trigger an onslaught of more SPAM emails as it indicates your account is active. In these instances, blocking these senders is a sensible plan of action. To block an email sender on an iPhone or iPad, follow these steps:

  1. Open the offending email.

2.   Click on the sender’s name.

3.   You will find a Block contact option on the following screen.

4.   Select Block and confirm this decision.

What happens to the incoming mail after you’ve blocked the sender? That’s up to you.  To change what Apple Mail does with mail from blocked senders follow the steps below:

  1.  Open iPhone or iPad settings and navigate to Mail.

2.   Select Blocked Sender Options.

3.   Choose from Leave in Inbox and Move to Bin.

Use a third party app to manage your unsubscriptions

The best option for unsubscribing from emails on iPhone is using a third-party secure email unsubscription service. There are several services out there, so we’ve compared the most popular options for you.

Leave Me Alone enables you to quickly and easily unsubscribe from multiple emails directly within our dashboard. Additionally, you can utilize the Email Shield service to block emails before they hit your inbox for you to review at a later time.

How to use Leave Me Alone from your iPhone

  1. Go to and sign up with your email address.

2.   Follow the next steps to connect your email provider. Remember that you can connect multiple email addresses, so make sure you add all of your accounts that have emails you want to unsubscribe from.

3.   Once you have connected your accounts, you’ll see your subscription emails in the Leave Me Alone dashboard.

4.   Navigate the dashboard to find all mailing lists you’re subscribed to and easily unsubscribe directly from this screen with one click; we do all the hard work from there!


How do you unsubscribe from emails on an iPhone?

You can use Apple’s unsubscriber tool. To do this, you’ll need to hit the ‘Unsubscribe’ button, which you’ll find at the top of every email received from a mailing list campaign. Alternatively, we’d recommend using an email unsubscription service like Leave Me Alone for additional security as well as time savings.

How do I unsubscribe from emails on an iPad?

The way you unsubscribe from emails across all Apple devices is the same. You’ll need to open the mail app, find the unsubscribe button on the top of the offending email campaign message, and click ‘Unsubscribe’.

If you can’t see the option to unsubscribe at the top of the email, scroll to the bottom and look for an unsubscribe link in the footer of the email. If that doesn’t work, you can block the email address on your iPhone or use Leave Me Alone to speedily unsubscribe from this sender and any others.

How can I stop unwanted emails on my iPhone?

Unsubscribing to unwanted mail is the best way to stop unwanted emails from cluttering up your iPhone. If you are still receiving unwanted emails after unsubscribing, we’d recommend blocking the sender or using Leave Me Alone’s Inbox Shield feature.


This article has covered your key options for managing your inbox and subscriptions from the convenience of your iPhone or iPad and has fully answered your question on how to unsubscribe from emails on iPhone. If you’d like more information on unsubscribing from emails, maintaining your email security, or tips on inbox productivity, head to our blog for heaps of useful content.