Tips

November 01, 2017
We’ve all been there: we get swipe happy while checking our email and accidentally delete an email we needed to read. Shake to undo on the iPhone is helpful in this situation, but if you’re chronically deleting emails you needed to read, consider turning on a feature that asks you if you’re sure you want to delete an email before it’s deleted. You can turn this feature on in Settings on the iPhone; here’s how to avoid accidentally deleting mail starting with iOS 12 on your iPhone's Mail app.
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August 31, 2017
Mail on the iPhone and iPad has a lot of helpful features that makes it easier for you to deal with the onslaught of email messages. Luckily, there is a quick way to mark all email messages as read that’s been around since iOS 8. Unfortunately, unlike iOS 8, iOS 11 no longer makes deleting all your emails simple. However, there’s a glitch which you can take advantage of to delete large chunks of your inbox at once. Here’s how to mark all your emails as read and bulk delete emails from inbox on iOS 11.
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August 28, 2017
Want to get rid of that annoying, “Sent from my iPhone” signature? Here’s how. Better yet, if you have more than one email account connected to your Mail app, you can create different signatures for the separate accounts. This is especially convenient if you have mail accounts for different purposes, such as one for work and one for personal use. You can create different signatures for Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, iCloud, and more. Here’s how to create different signatures for separate email accounts on iPhone.
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August 22, 2017
You can add all types of attachments to Mail on iPhone. Being able to add attachments to your emails on the go allows you to be productive just about anywhere. You can attach a PDF, doc, and more. You’re able to do this because of iCloud Drive with iOS 9 or later and the Files app with iOS 11 or later. Here’s how to add attachments in Mail on iPhone.
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August 17, 2017
Maybe you want to get to inbox zero. Or maybe you need more iCloud storage on your device. Either way, you can set how long deleted iCloud emails stay in the trash on your iOS device. Once your emails have left the trash, they’re gone forever. So consider that when selecting your time; otherwise, this is a fantastic feature. Here’s how to set how long deleted iCloud emails stay in the trash on iPhone or iPad.
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July 25, 2017
Do you ever wish you could see more (or less) of an email's content before deciding whether to open or delete it? Luckily, you can. Perhaps you want to see less of an email preview for added privacy on a shared device, or maybe you want to see more lines of the email so it’s easier to decide whether to open the email or delete it. Regardless, here’s how to change the number of lines of text shown in your email previews on your iPhone.
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June 14, 2017
Once you get the hang of editing text on iPhone, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised how easy it is. Furthermore, adding italics, bold text, or an underline on the iPhone is also easily doable. You can also indent right, select, copy, and paste text on the iPhone. It all starts with highlighting the text you want to edit. Let’s jump in; here’s how to edit and format text on the iPhone.
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May 19, 2017
Since the release of iOS 8 a few years back, the Mail app on iPhone has swipe options. This means that when you’re viewing an inbox, you can swipe an email left or right to select options such as mark read/unread, delete, flag, or archive an email. Plus, tapping the More option gives you access to all the other email actions. However, you can choose to customize these gestures, though the options are somewhat limited. And you can even turn them off, if you so choose. Here’s how to change mail swipe options in Settings on iPhone.
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May 16, 2017
Before iOS 9, you were limited to sending five photos via email from iPhone. But now that limit is gone for the Mail app. Some people have reported being able to email up to 100 photos. While that is a lot of photos to email, it’s a great feature to have for sharing photos privately with family and friends. For the longest time, I emailed pictures to myself to easily transfer photos from my iPhone to my computer. Whatever the reason you need to send photos via email from iPhone, you can send a lot more than you used to be able to. Here’s how to email pictures from iPhone.
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April 18, 2017
If you're like me, you spend a lot of time each day dealing with email. The swiping gestures available for marking and flagging email messages on iPhone can save you some of that time. You can use swiping gestures to mark emails as read or unread or flag them for follow-up, as well as every other function, such as forwarding or moving to another folder. Here’s how to use swiping gestures in Mail on iPhone.
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March 15, 2017
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but Apple ditched the flag icon in Mail. When you flag an email, an orange dot appears next to the flagged message, instead of the good ol' flag icon. If you’d prefer to get the flag icon back, you can easily do so in Settings. Likewise, if you later decide you preferred the dot, you can use this top to switch back. Here’s how to get the flag icon back in Mail on iPhone.
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February 03, 2017
Peek and Pop on iPhones with 3D Touch allows users to look into an email or web link without completely opening it. This lets you glance at what’s inside, making it easy to decide whether or not the particular email needs to be read now or can wait until later. 3D Touch is currently available on iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7, and 7 Plus (sorry owners of older iPhone models). You can use this tip to quickly find out what an email is about without opening it. This feature allows you to preview the email, delete it, mark it unread, view multiple other options, or open the email. Here’s how to quickly preview an email on an iPhone with 3D Touch.
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January 02, 2017
The Mail app, with iOS 10 on iPhone, allows you to set specific filters that can be applied with a single tap. This filter icon is found in the bottom left corner of the Mail app in iOS 10; when you tap the icon you can easily turn the filter on or off. However, this filter within Mail is also customizable. By default, it filters by Unread mail. However, if you click on Unread you can customize the filter to your preferred view. Here’s how to filter messages in the Mail app with iOS 10 on iPhone.
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December 30, 2016
Need to send a quick email or email reply? You can use Siri to do that. Sending an email with Siri makes the whole process faster and you can do it hands-free. Siri has improved over the years, so it’s finally at a point where sending an email using Siri is smooth and accurate, instead of riddled with errors and frustrating. Here’s how to send an email using Siri on iPhone.
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December 23, 2016
There is never any shortage of emails to check. And any tricks that can save time when reading and replying to emails are amazing. That’s why quoting text for an email reply is a great feature to know. Let’s say you receive an email with a specific portion you want to quote in your reply, you can easily do so with this tip. Here’s how to quote text in your email reply on iPhone or iPad.
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December 14, 2016
With iOS 10 on iPhone, emails from the same person now bundle into threads, which means all the emails from that exchange appear in a single email instead of appearing as separate messages. This feature is on by default now in the Mail app and has been giving quite a few users a headache. Other users find the feature helpful since it keeps all emails from a conversation together, preventing the older emails from getting lost. Luckily, you can turn email threads off in Settings if you’d prefer. Here’s how to turn off email threads in iOS 10 on iPhone.
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September 29, 2016
iOS 10 introduced a lot of smaller tweaks and features that make a big difference. One of my favorites is the one-step email list unsubscribe. This is especially useful if you signed up for something only to receive loads of spam emails with no obvious unsubscribe button at the bottom. This happened to me recently when signing up for a contest. I realized after the fact that I had also signed up to receive loads of emails from all different kinds of websites promoting something. Inbox overwhelm set in. But then I saw that beautiful unsubscribe box at the top of the page. Thank you, iOS 10. Here’s how to easily unsubscribe from email lists in Mail with iOS 10 or later.
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August 19, 2016
The Mail app on your iPhone can connect all of your email accounts in one place with different folders that allow you to organize and view your emails in the best way for you. One way the Mail app helps you stay on top of your communication is with the Drafts folder, where you can find messages you started and saved, but never got around to sending. You can use this tip to quickly and easily see all the drafts you’ve begun across all of your Mail app connected accounts. Here’s how to view all drafts in the Mail app on your iPhone right from your Inbox.
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August 10, 2016
The iPad and iPhone Mail app is a convenient way to check your email, but did you know you can add more than one email account to your iPhone or iPad? To set up new email accounts like Gmail and Outlook on your iPhone, you just need to open Settings and scroll down to Passwords & Accounts to reach the Add Mail Account section. Read on for more on how to add a new email account to the Mail app on your iPhone and iPad.
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July 22, 2016
Did you know your iPhone has a helpful feature that allows you to color code email addresses that you're composing messages to? You've probably had the experience of inadvertently sending an email to the wrong person and the problems that can cause! Fortunately, Apple's Mail app has a feature that lets you identify a particular domain by highlighting it blue and turning all other addresses red. This can be useful if, for example, you want to make sure you don't inadvertently send your work-related emails to someone outside your company. Recipients within the company will have their email addresses appear blue in the To field, and the email address of recipients outside the company will appear red.
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July 04, 2016
The Mail app is easily one of my favorite pre-installed Apple apps. I keep all my email accounts connected, and it makes keeping up with my inbox easy. There are lots of little tricks that have been added over time too. From 3D Touch to easy swipes for quick actions. The next time you need to save a draft, remember this tip. Here’s how to save a draft in Mail with one swipe.
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July 01, 2016
Handoff can help you be more productive by making it easy to switch between iPhones, iPads, and Macs. This is especially true when you need to transfer an unfinished email to your Mac because it's getting too long to type on your iPhone, or when you have to leave your computer and need to finish your email on an iPhone or iPad. Here’s how to start an email on your iPhone and finish it on your Mac or iPad.
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June 26, 2016
When the Push option is turned on, information updates are sent to your iOS device as your provider receives them. However, leaving Push on all the time consumes battery power. Unless you need your emails to reach you immediately, you should turn Push off and use the Fetch option, which checks for messages periodically. Here's how to save battery by setting Fetch frequency for mail.
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June 22, 2016
Signing a contract via email used to entail a printer, pen, and scanner. But now you can do the whole thing right on your iPhone in the Mail app. Once you’ve perfected your on-screen signature, you can continue to use the same one and even change what color it is. To do this, we’ll use the Markup feature that was introduced with iOS 9. Here’s how to sign a PDF document in the Mail app.
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