6. iOS 11 Mail tips
How to check unread emails in Mail: Go to any of your inboxes in the Mail app and tap the small circle icon with three bars in it decreasing in size. Now it will show you only your unread messages.
How to reply to a specific email in a threaded message: There’s a threaded Mail feature in iOS Mail that allows you to reply to messages within the thread rather than just the latest one. Go to a conversation thread and then swipe left on an individual message to reveal a reply button, a flag button and a delete button.
How to have multiple emails on the go at once: You can now have multiple emails on the go at once, handy if you are in the middle of replying to someone and then have to send a quick email in between.
- On an open email that is being composed drag down from the subject line to dock the email. You can keep doing this. When you want to access one of those emails, or see what you’ve got open, drag the one on top down further and you’ll get a view of all of the emails you are working on. To close them, swipe to the right.
Mark as Read: In your inbox swipe from left to right to reveal a “Read” icon. If it’s a conversation you will have to do this for as any time as there are unread messages.
More, Flag, Trash: Swiping from right to left reveals quick actions to let you do a number of things. More brings up a secondary menu to let you reply, forward, flag, mark as unread, move to junk, or notify you of future messages in this conversation while Flag and Trash let you do just that.
Quick delete (Trash): Swipe left on any email in your inbox, and continue swiping until you’ve made it the whole way across the screen.
Changing the swipe options: You can also change what happens when you swipe left or right in Settings. Go Settings > Mail > Swipe Options and then set your Swipe Left command and your Swipe Right command. Options are limited, but it is something.
Reply notifications: If you are waiting for a specific response from an email and don’t want to have to keep checking your phone every two minutes, you can opt for your device to notify you. In any message you’ve received tap on the Flag icon at the bottom left of the screen and then select Notify Me. Confirm your decision and when they reply you’ll know about it.
Time Zone override: The Time Zone Override when on will let you always show event data and times in the selected time zone. When off, events will display according to the time zone of your current location. If that sounds like something you want go to Settings > Calendar > Time Zone Override and toggle away.
Build out your contacts book: When you get a mail from someone and they’ve got a signature, Apple now reads that information and asks you whether you want to add it to a contact. If you don’t want to,you can choose to ignore, but if you do, press on the Add to Contacts button at the top of the screen.
Change Flag style: Yep you can change the Flag Style from flags to circles if that gets you excited. Settings > Mail > Flag Style.
- Search: Drag down in your inbox to reveal a search box. You can now search your entire inbox for a keyword rather than just To, From, Subject. You can also limit your search to All mailboxes or the current mailbox you are in. Furthermore you can also limit it to conversation threads.
Mark all as read: You can now mark all as read in Mail. Yay. In a mailbox, or the combined inbox, you just tap “Edit” at the upper right, then tap “Mark All” at the lower left. Then choose “Mark As Read” from the pop-up menu and all your messages should be marked as read.
Use Mail Drop on iOS: Mail Drop was introduced in Mac OS X to let you easily send large email attachments via iCloud. That same feature is available in the iOS Mail app, letting you attach a large file (5GB to 20GB). When you attach the file, you’ll see a popup window with the option to use Mail Drop. Simples.