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How to reply to an email on Apple Watch

You can respond to emails using the Mail app for Apple Watch, which is no small feat considering there isn’t a keyboard on that tiny screen. We show you how.

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How to print Mail messages to PDF with 3D Touch on iPhone

Mail may not have a Print PDF to iBooks button, but 3D Touch on iPhone 6s lets you do it anyway!

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How to save email attachments in Mail for iPhone and iPad

Previously on iOS you could use "open in" to send an email attachment from Mail to any other app that you had installed and could handle the file. Now, with iOS 9 you can also save those files directly, either to iCloud Drive or Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, or any storage provider. Here's how!

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How to add email attachments to Mail for iPhone and iPad

You're writing an email and need to attach a file to it, perhaps an office or iWork document, or maybe a PDF or text file. Previously you would have need to go to an app, find the file, and send from there. No longer. With iOS 9, Apple has delivered. For security reasons, you still can't go wandering through the file system, but now you attach any file into any email from any storage provider app, including iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and more. Here's how!

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How to read email on your Apple Watch

You can't send email from your Apple Watch, but you can read any email sent to you.

While you can use your Apple Watch to dictate text message replies, the inability to edit text makes the same system ill-suited for longer and potentially more complex emails. So, there's no Siri for Mail, but there is a read-only version of the Mail app on your Apple Watch. You can see what's been sent your way, and can even mark mail as unread, flag it, and delete it. To respond, however, you'll have to hand off to your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Here's how it all works!

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How to manage emails with your Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch can't send emails, but it can make dealing with them a whole lot easier.

Everyone has a different system for sorting emails, whether it's Inbox Zero, and trying to delete everything of unimportance, or flagging and marking emails you need to respond to as unread. Your Apple Watch can't reply to incoming emails from the Mail app, but it can make sure that they're easier to deal with when you return to your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

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How to use draft cards in Mail for iOS 8

iOS 8 brings a lot of updates to the built-in Mail app on both iPhone and iPad. One of the best new features is easily the way you can now handle draft emails. Prior to iOS 8, if you started composing email and needed something from your inbox or couldn't complete the message, you'd be forced to put it in the drafts folder, which required several taps to get back to. Now with draft cards, you can easily access your entire mailbox and your drafts in just a swipe and a tap.

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How to capture contact and calendar info automatically in Mail for iOS 8

The Mail app has gotten even smarter in iOS 8 thanks to smart data detection notifications. If an email contains items such as addresses, phone numbers, or even things like flight information, the Mail app can make calendar and contact suggestions based on the context. For example, entering an upcoming flight into your calendar can now be done in as little as three taps. Here's how:

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How to add a Gmail or Google apps account to your iPhone or iPad using an app-specific password

If you have a Gmail or Google apps account that has two-step verification enabled, the process of linking your account to your iPhone or iPad is slightly different, as you may have found out if you attempted to sign in and got an incorrect password error. This is because you'll need to generate an app-specific password for your iPhone or iPad in order to securely link them to your Gmail or Google Apps account.

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How to use archive and trash simultaneously in the iOS 8 Mail app

One of the main reasons I've used third party mail apps such as Mailbox for such a long time is because the stock iOS Mail app has never made it easy to use archive and trash simultaneously. Sometimes I don't want to archive an email, I want to delete it. And other times I want to archive but not delete. If I can't have both options conveniently at my fingertips, that doesn't work for me. Luckily, iOS 8 brings swipe options that actually let archive and trash play nice together for the first time. You've just got to change a few settings first!

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