Tips to Optimize Email on Your iPhone or iPad

Here's how to make the most your iPhone and iPad emails

Learning a few new taps and pinches on your iPhone can make your experience with the iOS Mail app stress-free and productive. Here are the most popular tips and tutorials for iPhone Mail and iPad Mail. Learn everything you can do to read, compose, and organize your email. And, swiftly update your contacts and calendar with items from email, and be notified of important messages.

Information in this article applies to iPhones and iPads running iOS 12, iOS 11, or iOS 10.

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How to Make iPhone Mail Sync More, All, or Less Mail

Wondering where all your old emails have gone or want iPhone Mail to show only the most recent emails? Here's how to choose how much mail iPhone Mail downloads from an Exchange email account.

How to Access Gmail or Yahoo Mail With iOS Mail

You're not limited to using one email account with iOS Mail. Learn how to add your Gmail account and your Yahoo account to iOS Mail. You can add most other kinds of email accounts, too.

How to Choose Folders to Push in iPhone Mail

Push email is not for the inbox alone. Find out how to have any Exchange folders' contents pushed to your iPhone Mail app.

How to Set Swipe to Delete or Archive Gmail in iOS Mail

Want to swipe to delete or archive mail in iPhone Mail? It's easy to make iPhone Mail delete messages when you swipe them, even in Gmail.

How to Make iPhone Delete or Keep Mail From POP Servers

If you delete an email in iPhone Mail, you want it gone from your server. Discover how to make iPhone Mail delete messages from a POP account. While you're at it, you can change how often iOS Mail checks for new messages.

How to Create Folders to Organize Mail in iOS Mail

Don't want to archive a message yet but don't want to keep it in your inbox either? Learn how to create a new folder for it in iPhone Mail. After you learn how to create folders, you need to know how to delete them as well.

iOS Mail also offers several useful smart folders you can use.

How to Search Mail in iPhone Mail

Looking for a particular email? Let iPhone Mail help you scan senders, recipients, and subjects, even on the server if it supports that option.

How to Set Up Contacts for Group Mailing in iOS Mail

Want to pick one contact instead of three, seven, or more? Have to mail many people efficiently? Use iOS Contacts to set up groups to address an email message to multiple recipients with speed and ease using iOS Mail on iPhone and iPad.

Protect your recipients' privacy by learning how to email "undisclosed recipients" using iOS Mail without a preset group.

How to Move or Delete Messages in Bulk With iPhone Mail

When you have several messages in iPhone Mail, you can delete them with a few taps and swipes. You can do the same for moving mail, too. Also, you can delete all emails in a folder when you no longer want them and mark messages as spam and move them to a junk mail folder. If you pick up mail from a POP server, you may want to keep it or delete it on those systems.

How to Set Up Your Mail Signature

Don't tap every email's finishing lines. Have iPhone Mail insert them automatically. Find out how to set up an email signature in iPhone Mail.

How to Add VIP Senders and Be Notified in iOS Mail

If you want to read important senders' emails first, add to (and remove from) the list of VIP senders in iPhone Mail and iPad Mail to have key incoming messages collected automatically in a separate view. Once you designate VIPs, set how you want to be notified about emails from them.

How to Create Calendar Events From Emails in iPhone Mail

The invitation is in the mail. With iPhone Mail, it's easy to get it out, turning the date and time mentioned in an email into a calendar event.

How to Send a Photo or Image With iPhone Mail

Easily share your best photos, screenshots, and images you saved from the web by attaching them with iPhone Mail. You don't have to send them from the Photos app but instead can insert them into an email using a long tap and scrolling to find the options to send photos, videos, and attachments.

How to View Text With Larger Type in iOS Mail

Change the iPhone email font size if you have trouble reading tiny text. You can change the settings for Mail and several other apps.

How to Save a Message as a Draft and Continue It Later

Can't continue tapping right now? Tap two more times and save your message as a draft to be finished later in iOS Mail.