Daily tip: changing the default mail account on your iPhone or iPad
Have multiple email accounts set up on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and not sure how to set the right one up as your default? If you're replying, it should behave and reply from whatever email the person contacted you through. But what about when you compose a new email? Having to toggle between mail accounts can be annoying if you have to do it constantly.
If you typically send most of your emails through one mail account, click through to see how to make that account your default one.
This process should work the same on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad but I'll be using iPhone screens for this example.
- Launch Settings from your homescreen.
- Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
- Scroll down a bit and you'll see a Default Account option.
- Tap Default Account and choose the account you'd like your phone to use as the primary account.
You're done! Your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad should now default to whatever mail account you've specified. Give it a try and let us know if it made emailing a better experience for you. And if you have any other email tips, leave them in comments!
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