How to View All Drafts in Mail on iPhone

How to View All Drafts in Mail on iPhone

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The Mail app on your iPhone can connect all of your email accounts in one place with different folders that allow you to organize and view your emails in the best way for you. One way the Mail app helps you stay on top of your communication is with the Drafts folder, where you can find messages you started and saved, but never got around to sending. You can use this tip to quickly and easily see all the drafts you’ve begun across all of your Mail app connected accounts. Here’s how to view all drafts in the Mail app on your iPhone right from your Inbox.

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If you go to the main menu of the Mail app, you'll see your Drafts folder. If you're in the middle of checking your email, though, you might want to be able to see all your drafts without exiting your Inbox. To do this:

  • Open the Mail app.

  • Navigate to your Inbox; tap and hold the Compose icon.

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  • This action will bring up your Drafts folder, where you can find all the drafts in your Mail app. 
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  • If you want to see all your Mail folders at once, just tap on Mailboxes at the top left of your Inbox display.
  • This will bring you to a menu of every folder in your Mail app, including your Drafts folder.
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