How to use the VIP Inbox on your iPhone and iPad

How to use the VIP inbox on your iPhone and iPad

iOS 6,lets you favorite specific Contacts and have their messages filtered into a special VIP Inbox so they're always easy to find. You can also set up specific tones and alerts for your VIP contacts, which makes knowing who is contacting you easier than ever. For your significant other, your boss, or anyone you can't afford to miss a message from, VIP Inbox has your back.

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

  1. Launch the Mail app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on VIP inbox directly underneath your regular inbox.
  3. Tap on the blue arrow on the right.
  4. Tap Add VIP.
  5. Find the contact that you'd like to add to VIP and tap on their name. (If a contact is grayed out, it means you're missing their email address and can't add them until you enter it.

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

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

  1. Launch the Mail app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on VIP inbox directly underneath your regular inbox.
  3. Tap on the blue arrow on the right.
  4. Tap on VIP alerts towards the bottom.
  5. The Notification Center alert settings for VIP inbox will automatically open.
  6. Adjust banners, badges, and sounds for your VIP inbox.

Tweak any settings you'd like to differentiate your VIP inbox from standard mail alerts.

Allyson Kazmucha

Editor for iMore, Potter pundit, and the ninja in your iOS

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