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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Emmi331, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Emmi331

    Emmi331 Lurker
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    My Galaxy S8 has a feature that's a real nuisance. Sometimes I'm scrolling down the inbox of my gmail, and I guess I move my finger the wrong way, since all at once an entry in the list of emails slides off to the right of the screen and totally disappears. I've tried searching for it in archives and in trash, with no luck. Where do these things go when this happens - an Android black hole? Is there a way to retrieve this? Many thanks.

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i would check online on your computer and see if you can still see those emails. not sure exactly what you did. maybe they got moved to a different label.
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  3. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    Open up the gmail app and click on the menu (three bars in the upper left) from there scroll all the way tot he bottom and choose settings. Select general settings and there you should see swipe actions. You can change what a left and right swipe do so your emails won't disappear in the future.
  4. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Once you find the settings that @lunatic59 is talking about, be sure to take note of the present setting before changing it.

    That way you can locate where your previous e-mails are, so that you can read them.

    As far as I know, 'Archive' is the default swipe action.

    So it is likely that your e-mails have been achived, and can be retrieved.

    Then, you can change the setting(s) that you like, even disabling the swipe feature altogether.
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  5. Emmi331

    Emmi331 Lurker
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    Thank you so much to everyone for your help! I will adjust the settings. In the meantime, the "disappearing" emails began turning up in the archives!
    Apologies for taking so long to come back here....:cool:
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The Galaxy S8 release date was April 2017. Features and Specs include a 5.8" inch screen, 12MP camera, 4GB RAM, Exynos 8895 processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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