Daily Tip: How to change the email account you're sending from on iPhone and iPad [Beginner]

Have more than one email account set up on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and curious how to change the one you're sending from? It's simple to do if not obvious, but we'll show you how after the break!

Sometimes Mail may use your default email address for a new message and you'd rather use a different one, or sometimes you might be replying to an email and want to change your sent-from address. Here's how to change it:

  • Tap on your email address in the From: field
  • You'll see more options open up (like cc: and bcc:).
  • Tap on your email address again
  • A selector will pop up listing all your addresses, with a checkmark next to the one that's currently set.
  • Scroll through the selector to find the alternate address you want to send from.
  • Tap to set the new address.
  • Tap on the Subject: field (or anywhere off the selector) to get back to your mail.

That's it, you're done! If you have any other mail tips, or any questions about this tip, let us know in the comments!

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