How to Turn Off Email Threads in iOS 10

With iOS 10 on iPhone, emails from the same person now bundle into threads, which means all the emails from that exchange appear in a single email instead of appearing as separate messages. This feature is on by default now in the Mail app and has been giving quite a few users a headache. Other users find the feature helpful since it keeps all emails from a conversation together, preventing the older emails from getting lost. Luckily, you can turn email threads off in Settings if you’d prefer. Here’s how to turn off email threads in iOS 10 on iPhone.

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How to Turn Off Email Threads in iOS 10

  • Open the Settings app.

  • Tap Mail.

  • Under Threading, toggle off Organize by Thread.

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Doing this will return your Mail to the way it was before updating to iOS 10. If you decide you’d like to keep your emails connected in a thread, you can always revisit Settings and simply turn this feature back on.

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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or watching anime. Her personal blog can be found at; you can also follow her on twitter @connerleecarey.