How to Make iPhone Mail Load Faster

Get to your inbox and important messages faster

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If you dread watching iPhone Mail spinning the "asynchronous progress indicator" instead of showing you the most recent messages fast, you don't have to live with it; the iPhone includes ways to make mail load faster and save you time.

These settings will show you only senders and subject lines with no message body previews quickly and without much network traffic.

These instructions apply to iPhones running iOS 12 and later.

Make iPhone Mail Load Faster

To get to the most recent messages faster in iPhone Mail:

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone's home screen, and then tap Mail.

    Settings and Mail on an iPhone
  2. Select Preview, and then tap None.

    Setting the Preview on email to None on an iPhone
  3. Now, you'll only see the recipients and subject lines in your email inboxes, and your phone won't have to take time loading part of the messages.

Earlier versions of iOS let you limit the number of messages Mail would load at a time, but this feature is no longer available.