Bought a new Apple iPhone or an iMac? Well, congratulations on that. But struggling with the settings and the account? Don’t worry. This is a common problem at first with many people, but, as you get used to it, you will eventually be more comfortable with it. Apple has its own set of applications and even app store. It’s not a big deal. Some people have difficulty breaking things down into discrete bits.
Here, in this article, I will share with you the top 11 Apple mail tips and tricks to use it like a pro. After reading through this, you will be able to manage your e-mail account on your Apple iPhone or iMac with ease. So, let’s start-
- Change the default account-
Once you open your first account on the Apple mail, it becomes your default account. But, as you open new accounts, it becomes hectic to change accounts too often. You would eventually want to change the default account. So, all you need to do is go to Settings. Then, click on Mail, and select from the options you added and change the default account.
- Change the mail signature-
You need to have a separate mail signature for your professional life and personal life. You can add different mail signatures for different accounts. For this, go to Settings, click on Mail, then to signature and add a new mail signature.
- The VIP function-
Some of your mails may be so important that you would not want to miss out on any of them. For this, you need to activate the VIP function. You can add some of the contacts to the VIP inbox list. Open mail, select the name of the sender, and then add it to the VIP function. To check custom alerts, click on the (i) option, and you can see the VIP alerts.
- Mark READ to all the emails at one go-
It’s very evident that in this busy life, nobody has time to read all the emails in the inbox, and frankly speaking, there are a lot of spam and unwanted emails as well, increasing the count in your inbox. So, to get rid of them, the best option is to mark all of them as READ, without actually reading them. To do this, open your Mail, and go to inbox, click on the Edit option, and next, click on Select All. After this, click on the Mark option, and all your mails are read.
- Add or Remove a new account-
You can add a new account to the mail or even remove one, if you don’t want it or no longer use it. Go to Settings, and then click on password and accounts. Add an account, and it will appear on the screen. You can visit the same page to remove an account.
- Ask permission before deleting a mail-
Sometimes, you may end up deleting the mail by mistake. To reduce the chances, make the settings accordingly, where you are asked before deleting a mail. To activate this, go to Settings, then to Mail, and then click on the toggle on before deleting. In this way, important mails will be saved from deleting.
- Rich formatting options-
You can elegantly compose your mail by adding files, images, some drawings, or even scan documents. You can change the font, font size, style, alignment, color, etc., in Apple Mail.
- Preview more than two lines-
When you receive a notification on Apple mail, it is, by default, shown as only two lines. You can preview more than two lines by changing the settings. For this, go to Settings and then to Mail and click on Preview. Change the option to as many lines you want to see. But, for this, you will have to go to the device settings because the Apple mail app does not provide you this option.
- Peek and Pop function-
For this, you need to long-press on an mail. A small content of the mail will be visible to you. Then, you can select from the quick options given below and reply to the mail, mute it, go through it quickly or even forward it. This will especially help you with the VIP category mails.
- Flag color change-
The Flag color, by default, appears red. You can change it to any of the colors available in the options such as Blue, Green, Orange, etc., by swiping left on the mail, clicking on More Options, and then changing the color as per your choice.
- SIRI shortcuts-
We all are familiar with SIRI. To use this function, you need to go to the SIRI shortcut app and then to the gallery. Next, go to shortcuts from the app and then go to mail. Please set it to open your inbox by giving a command. You can open the VIP inbox by providing the voice command and saying- Hello SIRI, open the VIP box; or just, Hello SIRI, open Mail.
Now, you know how to use different features by following the simple steps. So, you are ready to work like a pro with Apple Mail in your iPhone or iMac.