How to Use the New iOS 10 Features in the Mail App


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It’s kinda sad but the Mail app in iOS doesn’t get updated as often as third party email apps. And it’s fairly basic of an app. But it does get some new gear with every new iOS update. Here are the new tricks the old gal has learned in the iOS 10 update.

1. Filtering

Other than the brand new Filter icon, there’s new functionality here as well.

When you’re browsing your mail, tap the “Filter” icon in the bottom left. You’ll now see a new menu.

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From here you can filter emails that unread or flagged, addressed on to your or cc’d.

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You can also toggle to see email that only has attachment or just from VIP clients.

2. New Conversation View

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Similar to the macOS app, the Mail app in iOS now has a conversation view. So if you’re reading a mail that’s part of a long thread, all the emails will show up in a conversation view. You can swipe up and down to browse through them.

3. Unsubscribe from Newsletters

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The mail app just made dozens of apps and services like Unroll redundant. The Mail app will itself help you unsubscribe from newsletters.

Whenever you open an email that’s a newsletter, you’ll see a new bar on the top that says “This message is from a mailing list”. And you’ll see an “Unsubscribe” link there. Tap on it and the Mail app will take care of unsubscribing for you.

4. Faster Email Filing

If you’re the kind of person that likes to keep emails arranged in specific folders (very useful when tax season comes around), iOS 10 will make this process faster.

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When you tap the “Folder” icon to move the email to a folder, the app will now show suggestions for which folder it thinks the email should go – Move to “xx”.

If the app didn’t get it right, you can always tap “Move Message” to get the traditional folder selection menu.

Your Favorite Mail App Tips and Tricks?

Do you use the mail app all the time? What are some of your favorite tips and tricks? Share with us in the comments below.

Check out our iOS 10 coverage below:

And also our macOS Sierra coverage: