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Posted 25.11.19

Are you always on the go? Manage your Mail app better!

Are you constantly on the move due to work or other commitments?

Thanks to iOS 13 the Mail app has been completely revamped. We’ve been using the app and taking (a lot of) notes to help you become familiar and streamline your usage.

Allowing you to focus on the more important moments in your life.

Change your Flag colours

Previously you could mark an email as flagged on the Mail app.

iOS 13 has improved this feature, from the reply menu there will be a ‘Flag’ button select this and a drop down list will appear with many coloured flags. Select the appropriate one. 

New formatting & attachments toolbar

Although the new keyboard tool is available in several applications, it has drastically improved the Mail app. You can now access the toolbar anytime you’re within the body of an email.

Simply tap on the chevron (<), you can find this on the right of the predictive text bar above the keyboard. 

From left to right, with the simple tap of your screen you can: 

  • add rich text formatting
  • Attach photos and videos
  • From your Camera roll add photos and videos
  • Attach a file from the Files app
  • Scan a document
  • Add a drawing

Rich Text Formatting

As we mentioned you can add rich text formatting directly from the keyboard tool. 

Tap the ‘Aa’ icon on the far left. After doing this you will be able to style your words – you can bold, italicise, underline, strikethrough text. Whilst also increasing or decreasing the font size and changing the font colour. 

You can also add numbered and bullet lists, justify text, indent, and add or adjust quote levels with different colours. 

Adjust the default font

You can finally change the default Apple font (which is San Francisco in case you had the urge to know) on your emails!

Inside rich text formatting setting, there you will fin an option to change “Default Font”. You will then have access to over 80 options which include Helvetica, Futura, Arial and Times New Roman.

Muting annoying email threads

Dealing with annoying emails is a part of every day isn’t it? Especially in your professional career. 

Thanks to iOS 13 you can now mute email threads. 

You can mute or silence emails in several ways, but we will give you the easiest route. 

Long-press down on an email in your inbox – this will bring up a preview window. As well as a quick actions menu underneath. Slowly swipe up, and the full list will appear: tap on “Mute” to silence the email thread. 

After doing this you can decide whether you want the messages to be archived or deleted. 

To decide what happens next, open the Settings app and go into “Mail”, Scroll down and tap on the “Muted thread” option under the Threading subheading. You then have two options to select from “Mark as read” and “Archive or delete”.

Block contacts to send emails to trash

Finally! You can block a sender from emailing you. 

To do this simply open an email from the sender you want to block, tap the contact field at the top. Select the contact you wish to block, the extended options menu will appear. Tap on “Block this contact”, and tap it again when prompted. 

Including or removing attachments

If you’re replying or forwarding an email, you will notice a new option if there is an attachment within one of the previous emails. Instead of just replying, you’ll be asked if you wish to include or remove any attachments in the reply or forwarded message.

Select all in Mailboxes & Folders

If you’re in your Inbox or another mailbox, tap ‘Edit’ in the top right. Previously you’d only have the “Mark All” button, selecting this option would let you flag all of the emails or mark them as read or unread. 

There are now more options in iOS 13, instead of “Mark All” there is “Select All”. Hitting the option gives you the choice to mark, move or trash all your selected emails.

How useful is this?

You can choose a preferred language just for Mail

If you want your Mail app in a different language from the rest of your iPhone it is now possible. In the Settings app, tap on “Mail” then “Language”, choose Mail’s default language. 

You have now done.

Screenshot full emails

As we mentioned in our Recently installed iOS 13? Try out these amazing features blog. You can now apply this feature to your email.

Those were the most useful features we found on the Mail app.

We hope they will streamline your Mail checking duties! 

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