How do I send emails from the Mail app?

Using the Mail app for iPhone and iPad, you can easily send email from any email account you have!

How to create a new email in the Mail app for iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Mail app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the compose button in the bottom right corner of your screen. It looks like a pencil on a square.
  3. Enter the email address or name of the person to whom you'd like to send a message. You can also enter the email addresses of people you'd like to CC or BCC.
  4. Tap the Subject field.

    Launch the mail app, tap the compose button, enter the email address and tap the subject field.

  5. Type a subject for your email.
  6. Tap the message field and type your message.
  7. Tap Send in the top right corner of your screen when you're finished your message.

    Enter your email content and then hit Send

Once your message has been sent, it will say so in the status bar at the bottom of your screen.

How to select an email address from your Contacts in the Mail app for iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Mail app from your Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the compose button in the bottom right corner of your screen. It looks like a pencil on a square.
  3. Tap the plus sign in the circle to pull up your contacts.
  4. Tap on the contact you would like to add. They will be automatically added to the email.

    Launch the Mail app, tap the compose button, tap the plus sign in the circle to access contacts and then tap on the contact you would like to add.

Note: In iOS 10, when you select a contact, the contact card will include different ways you can get in touch, including Messages, FaceTime, or calling. You can also see the most recent email from that contact and, if there are multiple email addresses, you can select the one you would like to email from.

Contact cards in iOS 10Selecting a contact in iOS 10

How to share your location with an email recipient in the Mail app in iOS 10

In iOS 10, Apple has added the ability to share your location with anyone in your contacts list or anyone you've received an email from. You can even customize how long the person has access to your shared location.

NOTE:The recipient of your shared location must also be using an iPhone to see where you are. Similar to sharing your location in iMessages, this feature sets up a temporary (or permanent) Find my Friends session.

  1. Create a new email or tap on an email in your inbox.
  2. If you are creating a new email, select an email address from your contacts
  3. Tap the name of the contact (whether new or from an email in your inbox).
  4. Scroll down and tap Share My Location.
  5. Select a duration of time to share your location (one hour, until the end of the day, or indefinitely).

    Sharing your location with contacts in the Mail app in iOS 10

How to access drafts in the Mail app for iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Mail app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap and hold the Compose button in the lower right corner. This will bring up the drafted emails.
  3. Tap on the email draft you'd like to edit.

    Launch the Mail app and then tap and hold the compose button to bring up drafts. Tap on the draft you would like to edit.

You can fire away the email as soon as you're done. That's all there is to it.

How to stack drafts in the Mail app for iPhone and iPad

You can have multiple drafts open at the same time or you can hide a draft you're working on to check something else in the Mail app. Here's how!

  1. Launch the Mail app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the Compose button in the bottom right corner of your screen. It's the pencil and paper.
  3. Tap and hold the title bar at the top of the message where it says New Message.

    Launch the Mail app, tap Compose, tap and hold the title bar

  4. Swipe down on the message. It will now appear at the bottom of your screen.
  5. Tap New Message at the bottom of your screen again to reopen the draft.

    Swipe down on the message, tap New Message to reopen the Draft

If you have multiple drafts on the go, they'll all appear when you tap New Message at the bottom of your screen. Just tap the draft you'd like to continue working on to access it.

How to jump to drafts in the Mail app for iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Mail app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap and hold the Compose button on the bottom right of your screen. It looks like a pencil and paper.

    Launch the Mail app, tap and hold Compose

After a second or two, you'll be taken to your Drafts folder where you can access any drafts that you've been working on.

How to hide the keyboard in the Mail app for iPhone and iPad

If you're wanting to see more of a message that you're responding to or you want to take a look at your whole message before sending it off, you can hide the keyboard.

  1. Launch the Mail app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the message you'd like to reply to, or tap the Compose button to start a new message.
  3. Swipe down on the message field to hide the keyboard.

    Launch the Mail app, tap the Compose button, swipe down on the message field

How to call out a quote in an email

  1. Launch the Mail app from your iPhone or iPad's Home screen or app drawer.
  2. Tap on the Compose button in the bottom right corner.
  3. Fill out the sender info, subject, and body just as you would for a normal email.

    Launch the mail app, tap on compose, and fill out your email.

  4. Tap and hold the text you would like to use Quote Level with. A bubble will appear over the text you would want to select.
  5. Tap select to highlight the text you would like to use Quote Level with.
  6. Tap the arrow to the right of the menu to view more options once the text is highlighted.

    Tap and hold the text you would like to quote level with, a menu will appear and hit select, then tap the arrow to the right.

  7. Tap the arrow again.
  8. Tap on Quote Level.
  9. Tap on increase to expand the quote level, or decrease to shrink it.

    Tap the arrow again, tap on the quote level, and then tap on increase or decrease to shrink the quote.

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