How to create rich HTML email signatures on your iPhone and iPad

If you've got an iPhone and iPad, you most likely have all your e-mail accounts linked to it. Not only can you create multiple email signatures for each account, you can also add HTML links such as links to a website or email address. This is a great way to give people you email access to the content that matters most.

Not sure how? Follow along and we'll help.

Most people already have email and webpage links in the desktop version of their email clients. There's actually an easy way to transfer your existing signatures right to your iPhone and iPad.

  1. Send yourself an email message from your computer or device that already has HTML signatures set up on it. It can be just a blank email with your signature.
  2. Open that email on your iPhone or iPad.
  3. Press and hold down on the signature in order to bring up the selection tool. Move the anchors so you have the entire signature highlighted.
  4. Tap on Copy.
  5. Now press the Home button to return to your Home screen.
  6. Launch the Settings app from your iPhone or iPad.
  7. Tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  8. Scroll down and tap on Signature.
  9. Find the name of the account you'd like to change and tap on the screen in that text box once to bring up the paste menu and tap on paste.
  10. Your new signature will now be complete with HTML links. Anyone who clicks on a link to a website or email address will automatically be routed to website or new message automatically.

Allyson Kazmucha

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

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PilotPhil81 says:

Good artical. I have been wanting to do this. Thank you.

chrisonimore says:

I've been wondering how this works, thanks!

simonjhardy says:

I like the post, and love that now in iOS 6 you can do HTML signatures!

But.... Did you know.... You can create an HTML link in your signature to would auto dial you on FaceTime, or Skype?

For instance, in my email signature, I have the below

Simon Hardy | Mobile Security Architect | FishNet Security | +44 (x) xxxxx xxxxxx | +1 (xxx) xxx xxxx | FaceTime | Skype | LinkedIn

When someone gets my email, they see that FaceTime, Skype, and LinkedIn are all HTML links, and when they click them they will either dial me on FaceTime (if they click it from an iPhone, iPad or Mac), dial me on Skype (if they are on a device with Skype installed) or will take them to my LinkedIn profile.

It's really easy to do this...

For a FaceTime link, all you need to do is set the URL of the word you want in your signature to this...


Where "YourAppleID" is either an email address or phone number that someone can FaceTime you on.

Skype is just as easy....

For a Skype link, all you need to do is set the URL of the word you want in your signature to this...


Where "YourSkypeID" is Skype username where someone can call you on.

Not sure if this will help anyone, but I've found it really useful and folks seem to enjoy to ease of use!


Ken Scott says:

Can you post the context?

MarkGilby says:

That works fine for hyperlinks themselves but does anyone know
A) how to include a picture associated with the link
B) how to get iphone to retain such in INCOMING signatures when replying or forwarding. At the moment, I see the images as email attachments no longer embedded / referenced by hyperlinks

jtexans says:

How do you put a company logo into your signature?

onholdmessage2u says:

Have you thought about having an on hold message for your iphone you can get them recorded at either o r others are available but I like these.

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jkinlan says:


We just happen to have a product called High Impact eMail that helps you create not only signatures, but stationery, newsletters and many other agency quality HTML designs.

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