Discover the iOS Mails Tips and Tricks You´re Not Using

The Mail app for iOS is one of the most used apps in our day to day tech life. Sure, many might use a third-party app for their mail sending needs since it could offer more features that the stock mail app. But, after finding our everything the mail app for iOS can do, you´ll want to go back to it. Discover the iOS Mail Tips and Tricks

Swipe Down to Save Drafts

Have you ever started typing up an Email only to have to save it for later? I´ve lost count on how many times that has happened to me. If it´s happened to you (and you know it has, admit it!), you´ll be happy to know that you can save that Email in a draft by swiping down from the top header of the Email.

 iOS Mail Tips Tricks

After that, you´re going to find the draft under the bottom navigation and whenever you want to access it again, simply tap at the bottom. If this has become a sort of habit and you have more than one draft saved, you will see them in a stack. Whenever you are ready to continue with an individual Email, just select the one you want out of the pile.

How to Add More Mailboxes

If you´ve been using Mail for iOS on your iPhone 7 and its tips and tricks for a while now, you know that inbox mailboxes are created for all the accounts you add. Open Mail and go to the Mailboxes screen. If you are using an account at the time, you will need to get out of it first.

In the Mailboxes screen, select Edit so you can see all the mailboxes you have available. As long as your here, you can also turn off the mailboxes that you made when you added all those accounts you added.

You can also take advantage and clear the VIP inbox, just in case it´s something you don´t use. Some more handy features this section has to offer is:

  • Today – The Mail you´ve received in the past day
  • To or CC – You´ll like this feature if you use various mailing lists. This option is where your Email emerges in the CC or To area.
  • Email with Attachments – This is where you will find the Emails you received that had a file attached to it.
  • Drafts, All Sent, Trash, Archive – Thi is s a great option for those times when you need to see an Email you sent, but can´t remember which one you use.d.

Archive or Delete a Message Regardless of How it´s Setup

Depending on how you have it set up when you are viewing a message, at the bottom, you will either see an option to delete or archive. If you hold down the icon box icon, you should see a menu giving you both option, regardless of your settings.

 iOS Mail Tips Tricks

Delete Messages Instead of Saving Them

By Default, iOS Mail saves your messages instead of deleting them. If you want to change this go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars and choose the account you want to make the changes to.

When the field menu appears, select Account and then tap on Advanced. Now select Deleted Mailbox that should be under the heading Move discarded messages into. You should now see that the default setting is Archive and not Delete. Finally, choose Deleted Mailbox that should be under Move Discarded Messages Into.

Personalize Notifications and Badge Counts on a Per-Account Basis

We all have at least one Email account e hardly ever use but keep around, just in case. You might use that forgotten Email to recover password or for a newsletter, but you couldn´t care less if you got notifications for it.

Thank your lucky stars that iOS lets you customize your notifications. That way, you only get notifications from the account you actually care about.

To set this up go to Settings > Notifications > Mail and choose the account you want to make the changes for. Here, you will find all sorts of options such as:

  • Decide if you want the account to appear in the Notification Center or on the Lock screen.
  • Set a notification sound
  • Decide if your unread mail shows up by toggling the Badge App icon or not
  • Deactivate mail previews for a particular account
  • Program iOS to advise you of replies inside a thread by quickly swiping right-to-left on a message when you´re in List View.

Get The Orage Flag Back

iOS 7 changed that little orange flag that helped us, well, flag a message. If you had a panic attack when this was changed, you´ll be happy to know that you can get the flag back. Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars and then modify the Flag style to Shape.

 iOS Mail Tips Tricks


There is no doubt that mail for iOS has a lot to offer. It´s full of useful features that make writing and receiving Email a lot easier. Did I miss your favorite tip? Let me know which one it is in the comments.

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