How to Create Email Folders on iPhone & iPad

How to add a new mailbox on iPhone & iPad in the Mail app. It's quick and easy, and can save you tons of organization time and effort!

This article will tell you how to add a new mailbox on an iPhone or iPad. Using custom mail folders on your iPhone makes it easy to keep your inbox uncluttered and your emails organized. Creating a new email folder on an iPhone or iPad is quick and easy, and can really upgrade your email organization. Let's learn how to how to create a folder in email on an iPad or iPhone.

Related: How to Add a New Email Account to the Mail App on iPhone & iPad (2019)

How to Add Mailbox to iPhone or iPad

Here's how to create a folder on iPad email or iPhone email: 

  1. Open the Mail app and tap the < icon in the upper left corner to open the Mailboxes view if you're not there already.

    tap the greater than icon to view the Mailboxes screen
  2. Tap Edit in the top right corner.

    tap edit on the top right
  3. On the bottom right, select New Mailbox.

    select New Mailbox to add a new folder
  4. Enter a name for your folder. Next, tap the blank cell under Mailbox Location.

    enter a name in the blank field under Mailbox Location
  5. From here, select the mailbox or folder where your new folder is to be stored. A blue checkmark displays to the right of the chosen mailbox location.

  6. Tap New Mailbox to continue.

    tap New Mailboxes to conintue
  7. Tap Save and then tap Done.​​

    tap save and then done to finish

Congratulations! You've created your first custom folder inside the Mail app on your iPhone.

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Tamlin Day

Tamlin Day is a feature web writer for iPhone Life and a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine. A prolific writer of tips, reviews, and in-depth guides, Tamlin has written hundreds of articles for iPhone Life. From iPhone settings to recommendations for the best iPhone-compatible gear to the latest Apple news, Tamlin's expertise covers a broad spectrum. 

Before joining iPhone Life, Tamlin received his BFA in Media & Communications as well as a BA in Graphic Design from Maharishi International University (MIU), where he edited MIU's literary journal, Meta-fore. With a passion for teaching, Tamlin has instructed young adults, college students, and adult learners on topics ranging from spoken word poetry to taking the perfect group selfie. Tamlin's first computer, a Radioshack Color Computer III, was given to him by his father. At 13, Tamlin built his first PC from spare parts. He is proud to put his passion for teaching and tech into practice as a writer and educator at iPhone Life.