Mail was one of the apps Steve Jobs demoed at iPhone’s keynote back in 2007. Now, it’s 10 years later, the Mail app is still here and millions of people use it as the default way to get work done using email. While the Mail app might seem simple, just like it did 10 years back, it’s grown quite a bit. And it has enough features (hidden and otherwise) for it to be your default email client and it can hold a candle against third party clients. If you want to use the Mail app better, read our essential Mail tips and tricks for iPhone below.
A new iPhone feels a bit incomplete without setting up your email account. What makes the iPhone a great smartphone also makes it a great communicator. You’ll be able to get through email quite easily. There’s the default Mail app, ready to help you out. But if you want more help dealing with your email, there are a plethora of email apps on the App Store.
I have quickly realised that having push notifications turned on for all email is a fool’s errand. So I did the next best thing, only enabled push notifications for VIP contacts I specifically setup in the Mail app. But with iOS 10, I’m letting go of that as well. Because now there’s a quick way for me to see if I have any unread email from any of my VIP contacts, without even unlocking my phone.
If you use the default Mail app for all your email communication, you know that looking at that long list in your inbox can be a bit too much. Thankfully, the new Mail app in iOS 10 has a feature to help you filter that mess, so that it’s manageable to deal with.
The new Mail app in iOS 10 makes it really easy to unsubscribe from mailing lists. Usually, getting rid of a newsletter is nothing short of performing an ancient rain dance ritual (sigh, LinkedIn). So many hoops to jump, so many pop ups to dodge. But the new Mail app makes it as easy as hitting one button. Here’s how you can easily unsubscribe from newsletters in the new Mail app.
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.
I usually do not pick up any phone calls that come from an unknown caller. In fact, with cellphones as most people’s main point of contact, the need to pick up unknown calls is greatly diminished thanks to Contacts and caller ID. But you know what’s more annoying than having to pick up an unknown call? Picking up a phone call and realizing that the caller is not who is actually on the other end of the line. This can happen due to having an incorrect contact name, and sometimes your phone is doing that automatically.
Email has become a constant part of most people’s lives. Some primarily use email for work, others may use it to communicate with friends and family located all over the world. Whatever your reason for using email, the fact is, email is important. And when something is important, you want to be able to use it efficiently and quickly. Mail on iOS 9 and particularly on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, has made some major improvements. These improvements help you move around your inbox easier and have actions to make sure all your daily tasks are done as quickly as possible.