How to Create New Folders in the Mail App on Your iPhone

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Using custom mail folders on your iPhone makes it easy to keep your inbox uncluttered and your emails organized. To get started, just open the Mail app, go to the Mailboxes view, and use the New Mailboxes feature to create a custom mail folder. Once that's done, you can move the emails you want to save out of your inbox and into your new folder. Read more to learn how to create, name, and choose a location for custom mailbox folders inside the Mail app on your iPhone.

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

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To Create a New folder in the iPhone Mail App:

  1. Open the Mail app.
  2. Tap the < icon in the upper left corner to open the Mailboxes view if you're not there already.
  3. Tap Edit in the top right corner.

    tap the greater than icon to view the Mailboxes screentap edit on the top right
     
  4. On the bottom right, select New Mailbox.
  5. Enter a name for your folder. Next, tap the blank cell under Mailbox Location.

    select New Mailbox to add a new folder
  6. 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.
  7. Tap New Mailbox to continue.

    tap New Mailboxes to conintue
     
  8. Now the name of the parent folder is displayed under Mailbox Location
  9. Tap Save and then tap Done.​​

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

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Tamlin Day is a feature web writer at iPhone Life. He has a degree in Media and Communications from Maharishi University of Management and his work has been published in the Rio Review and Breathe Free Press.