By Sarah Kingsbury on Mon, 08/24/2015
You probably already know you can call a phone number from within an email by tapping on the number. But did you know that you can also quickly add the phone number to Contacts as well?
By Sarah Kingsbury on Sat, 08/22/2015
The default signature in iOS Mail is "Sent from my iPad" or "Sent from my iPhone." But while some people may be happy to declare what device they are using at the bottom of every email they send, others prefer to provide other information, such as the name of the sender and additional contact information.
By Sarah Kingsbury on Mon, 07/27/2015
You can easily mark, move, or delete an email in your iPhone's Mail app from within the body of an email using the menu at the bottom of your screen. You can also manage individual emails from within your inbox by swiping to the left over the email. But this is tedious and unnecessary if you have a large number of emails to deal with.
By Sarah Kingsbury on Tue, 07/14/2015
Previously, we covered creating keyboard shortcuts to help you quickly type commonly used phrases. Did you know you can also create shortcuts for emoji characters (those cute emoticons that go way beyond your average smiley face)? This is handy if you use a lot of emoji characters and don't want to switch back and forth between keyboards all the time.
By Abbey Dufoe on Mon, 06/15/2015
If you have multiple mail clients on your device and are tired of having to open each account's mailbox in order to find the draft you were working on, then you’re in luck. With this tip, you’ll be able to see all your drafts in one unified drafts mailbox.
By Abbey Dufoe on Fri, 06/12/2015
Maybe you want to get to Inbox zero. Or maybe you need more iCloud storage on your device. Either way, you can set how long deleted iCloud emails stay in the trash on your iOS device.
By Abbey Dufoe on Thu, 06/04/2015
The Handoff can help you be more productive by making it easy to switch between iPhones, iPads, and Macs. This is especially true when you need to transfer an unfinished email to your Mac because it's getting too long to type on your iPhone, or when you have to leave your computer and need to finish your email on an iPhone or iPad.
By Jim Karpen on Sat, 05/30/2015
You're likely in the habit of sharing photos that you take with your iPhone or iPad. And you may have noticed that if you choose to share photos via email, you're limited to selecting five photos at a time. However, you can use a clever trick to get around that limit.
By Jim Karpen on Wed, 05/27/2015
If you're like everyone else, you have a ton of email in your Inbox in Mail on your iPhone or iPad. And likely those are a mix of read and unread emails. If you're making a concerted effort to respond to all of them, you might find it convenient to just view those that are unread. Fortunately, in iOS 8 you can now edit the mailbox list so that you have a mailbox that just shows your unread emails.
By Tommy Ly on Wed, 05/13/2015
Writing and sending Emails from your iPhone or iPad is a quick and simple way to keep up with your correspondence while on the go. But sometimes you need to finish what you've started at another time.
By Sarah Kingsbury on Wed, 04/29/2015
Do you prefer to text in complete, grammatically correct sentences? Are you one of those people who know when you should use a comma versus when you should use a semicolon? Did you know that you can use Siri to punctuate your texts and emails like a pro?
By Jim Karpen on Wed, 04/08/2015
iOS 8 has a neat feature that lets you color code emails that you're sending to help you avoid information falling into the hands of the wrong person. You've probably had the experience of inadvertently sending an email to the wrong person — and the problems that can cause. Apple's Mail now has a feature that lets you identify a particular domain and alerts you with a red color if you're sending an email outside of that domain. For example, if you want to make sure you don't inadvertently send your work-related emails to someone outside your company, you can stipulate your company's domain. Recipients within the company will have their email address appear blue in the To field, and the email address of recipients outside the company will appear red.
By Tommy Ly on Sat, 03/21/2015
Do you ever wish you could see more (or less) of an email's content before deciding whether to open or delete it? Here's how to change the number of lines of text shown in your email previews on your iPhone.
By Tommy Ly on Wed, 03/04/2015
Emails were going out of style before iOS brought them back. The Mail app lets you send emails with crisp text and large photos, but sometimes you might need to do more than just look at an attachment. In today's Tip of the Day, we'll show you how to open email attachments in other apps.
By Sarah Kingsbury on Sun, 11/23/2014
Turning on Reader View in Safari allows you to enjoy articles on the small screen of your iPhone or iPad without the clutter of ads and menus. But did you know you can also share this ad-free version of an article with friends?
By Sarah Kingsbury on Wed, 11/19/2014
In iOS 7, deleting individual emails from your inbox in the Mail app was a multi-step process. You had to swipe left on the email preview and then choose Delete from the options that appeared. It's much faster in iOS 8.
By Sarah Kingsbury on Thu, 10/30/2014
Stop checking your inbox every five minutes for that reply to the email you sent. Enable reply notifications instead so you receive an alert whenever a reply in an important email thread arrives.
By Jim Karpen on Tue, 10/21/2014
In an earlier tip I covered the new swipe options in Mail that let you quickly mark an email as read/unread, as well as delete, flag, or archive an email. Plus, tapping the More option gives you access to all the other email actions. iOS 8 also includes the ability to customize these gestures, though the options are somewhat limited. And you can even turn them off, if you so choose.
By Jim Karpen on Sat, 10/18/2014
One of the great features of our mobile devices is the ease with which we can share photos and videos. You can use your iPhone or iPad to send multiple photos via email or messaging. Note that there's a limit of five photos via email, but not via messaging.
By Jim Karpen on Tue, 10/14/2014
Mail in iOS 8 has a lot of helpful features that make it easier for you to deal with the onslaught of email messages. In addition to the new swipe gestures covered in a previous tip, iOS 8 also offers a quick way to mark all email messages as read. If you've glanced down the list of messages in your Inbox and determined there's nothing needing your attention, this is a quick way to deal with them.