How do I change the number of messages shown in my inbox?

show recent messages

This tip no longer works for devices running iOS 7 or later. 

By default, you will see a certain number of messages when you open your Mail app. Your device will show you the sender, the subject line, and a two-line preview of the e-mail. To change the number of messages shown:

  1. Open Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  2. Tap on Show.
  3. Tap on the number of messages you want to show in your inbox.

You have the option of displaying 25 to 200 recent messages at a time in your inbox.

May-June 2011
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