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How to change which email account you send from on your iPhone and iPad

If you've got multiple email accounts set up on your iPhone or iPad, the Mail app will automatically reply from whatever account an email was sent to. But what about when you're composing a new email? If you've got one account you use more than others, you can set that as your default account for composing emails. If you ever want to send from another account, you can still do that too.

Follow along and we'll show you how.

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How to move messages to different mailboxes on your iPhone and iPad

The iPhone and iPad are great for quickly handling email. However, if something is important, or requires a lengthy reply, or you can only get to it later, or you simply want to keep your inbox close to zero, the iPhone and iPad are also great for quickly sorting and filing your mail into well organized mailboxes.

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How to add new mailboxes to your email account right from your iPhone and iPad

If you got a lot of email, you might want to start managing it better by filing it away into specific mailboxes. You can have separate mailboxes for certain people, for projects at school or at work, for sorting important messages you want to deal with immediate, from things you want to keep handy to reference later. Best of all, you can create new mailboxes right on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

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How to flag an email message on iPhone and iPad

Sometimes you get an email that you want to easily find again later, maybe to follow up, maybe just to keep handy. Luckily, your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad Mail app comes with this functionality built right in. All you have to do to keep special track of a message is flag it. Then you can read, reply, or refer to again quickly and easily, whenever you need to.

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How to delete an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac from Find my iPhone

Find my iPhone is a great way to track lost or stolen devices. Once you've got the service set up and configured you're pretty much good to go. But what if you want to delete an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac from Find my iPhone? You will have a need to do this if you ever upgrade and sell your old device, have to swap something out for a new one at the Apple Store, or had a repair done that changed the identifier on the logic board.

So if you've got an entire clutter of devices in your account and some of them aren't even active anymore, we can help you clear those out so you only see the ones that matter right now. Follow along and we'll get it done together.

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How to use Remind me Later to handle inopportune calls on your iPhone

iOS 6 brings some welcome new features to the Phone app, including Remind me Later, which lets you safely avoid answering calls when it's inconvenient without having to worry you'll forget to return them later. As the name implies, Remind me Later ties the Phone app straight into the Reminders app, so it's really quick to use. Like the new, quick text-message replies, Remind me Later is accessible right from the Lock screen, and is only a swipe away.

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How to manually update to iOS 6.0.1 over-the-air (OTA)

Good news, iOS 6.0.1 has been released! It promises fixes for a bunch of annoying bugs, but if you're brand new to the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, you might be wandering how you can get it? iOS will popup an alert to tell you iOS 6.0.1 is available, but if you miss it, or you simply don't want to wait, you can start the update process manually as well.

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How to configure the Weather, Stocks, and Sharing widgets in Notification Center

While its main purpose is to organize and provide you with alerts, Notification Center also contains widgets to provide additional, glance-able information. Currently, that includes the Weather and Stocks widgets. If the default content isn't what you want, you can easily change the weather and stock information shown in the widgets. If you don't need them, you can remove one or both, add them back later, or simply change their positions within Notification Center,

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How to increase the privacy of iMessage previews and alerts

By default, iMessage shows previews and alerts on the Lock screen and Home screen of your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Some people may not like that behavior and prefer more privacy — be they big business dealings or super secret sextings, we don't judge! Here's how to keep your iMessages away from prying eyes!

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How to check the weather and view forecasts using Siri

Siri not only makes for a great digital assistant but a great weather forecaster as well. With a little help from Siri, you can make sure you're never caught without your umbrella, raincoat, or snow shovel again.

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