Thursday, July 24, 2014

View only unread email on your iPhone

Sometimes, little tips like this are helpful.  In case you haven't found this feature on your own, here is how you can read only 'unread' mail on your iPhone.  I have three email accounts on my phone and sometimes I just want to see what hasn't been read yet, rather than sorting through all of the mail.  To do this follow a couple of simple steps.

  1. Launch the mail app on your device and navigate to the Mailboxes screen
  2. Select EDIT
  3. Select UNREAD (You can also select other features like ALL INBOXES to create a mailbox for mail from all accounts)
  4. Select DONE
Now you have a new mailbox created called UNREAD where you can view all email that has not been opened from any accounts on your device.

This is a great feature I recently started using.  I wish there was the option to create a mailbox for unread email for a specific account, sometimes I don't want all accounts blended together.

There are certain email accounts I check more often than others and so I like to arrange them in my mail app.  To do this, follow steps 1 and 2 above and then grab the three grey bars next a mailbox and drag it to order them however you want.