How do you manage email and mailboxes in the Mail app for iPhone and iPad?

How do you and in the Mail app for iPhone and iPad?

The Mail app for iPhone and iPad lets you create , mark emails, and even create VIP lists for extra-special contacts. Find out the easy way to do all this and more!

How to mark an as read or unread on iPhone and iPadHow to flag an message on iPhone and iPadHow to add new on iPhone and iPadHow to move messages to different on iPhone and iPadHow to add contacts to your VIP list on iPhone and iPadHow to set custom alert tones for your VIP inbox on iPhone and iPad

How to mark an as read or unread on iPhone and iPad

Launch the Mail app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.Tap Edit in the upper right corner.

Tap any email messages you’d like to mark as read.

Launch the Mail app. Tap Edit. Tap any email messages you'd like to mark as read.

Tap Mark in the lower left corner.

Tap Mark as Read. If the messages you chose were already read, you can instead tap Mark as Unread.

Tap Mark. Tap Mark as Read.

How to flag an email message on iPhone and iPad

Launch the Mail app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.Tap Edit in the upper right corner of your screen.

Tap the message(s) you’d like to flag.

Launch the Mail app. Tap Edit. Tap any email messages you'd like to flag.

Tap Mark in the lower left corner of your screen.

Tap Flag. If the messages you chose were already flagged, you can instead tap Unflag.

Tap Mark. Tap Flag.

Once you have a message (or messages) flagged, a special Flagged mailbox will appear in your Mailboxes list. Tap on it to see a list of all your flagged messages.

How to add new mailboxes on iPhone and iPad

Launch the Mail app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.Tap Mailboxes in the upper left corner of your screen.

Tap Edit in the upper right corner of your screen.

Launch the Mail app. Tap Mailboxes. Tap Edit.

Tap New Mailbox in the lower right corner of your screen.Type a name for your mailbox in the Name field.

Tap the Mailbox Location field to attach your new folder to an account.

Tap New Mailbox. Type a name. Tap the Mailbox Location.

Tap a main mailbox in which you’d like to locate your new mailbox.Tap Save.

Tap Done.

Tap a man mailbox. Tap Save. Tap Done.

How to move messages to different mailboxes on iPhone and iPad

Launch the Mail app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.Tap Mailboxes in the upper left corner of the screen.Tap the mailbox that contains the message(s) you’d like to move.

Tap Edit.

Tap Mailboxes. Tap the mailbox that contains the messages you would like to move. Tap Edit.

Tap the message(s) you’d like to move.Tap Move.

Tap the mailbox to which you’d like to move the message(s).

Tap the message you would like to move. Tap Move. Tap the mailbox to which you'd like to move the message.

To move a message you’re already reading on iPhone or iPad:

Tap the Mailbox button at the bottom of your screen. It looks like a file folder.

Tap the mailbox to which you’d like to move the message.

Tap the Mailbox button. Tap the mailbox to which you'd like to move the message.

How to add contacts to your VIP list on iPhone and iPad

How to add the first contact to your VIP list on iPhone and iPad

Launch the Mail app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.Tap Mailboxes in the upper left corner of your screen.

Tap the VIP inbox directly underneath your regular inbox.

Launch the Mail app. Tap Mailboxes. Tap the VIP inbox.

Tap Add VIP.

Tap on the name of the contact you’d like to add to VIP. If a contact is grayed out, it means you’re missing their email address and can’t add them until you enter it.

Tap Add VIP. Tap on the name of the contact you would like to add to VIP.

After you tap on their name they’ll be automatically added to your VIP inbox.

How to add more contacts to your VIP list on iPhone and iPad

Launch the Mail app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.Tap Mailboxes in the upper left corner of your screen.

Tap the on the right end of the VIP inbox row.

Launch the Mail app from the Home screen. Tap Mailboxes. Tap the blue i on the right end of the VIP inbox row.

Tap Add VIP.

Tap on the name of the contact you’d like to add to VIP. If a contact is grayed out, it means you’re missing their email address and can’t add them until you enter it.

Tap Add VIP. Tap on the name of the contact you'd like to add to VIP.

After you tap on their name they’ll be automatically added to your VIP inbox.

How to set custom notifications for your VIP inbox on iPhone and iPad

Launch the Mail app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.Tap Mailboxes in the upper left corner of your screen.

Tap the on the right end of the VIP inbox row.

Launch the Mail app. Tap Mailboxes. Tap the blue i on the right end of the VIP inbox row.

Tap VIP Alerts.

Turn notification settings on or off as you see fit.

Tap VIP Alerts. Turn on/off notification settings.

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