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Apple has fiddled with the iOS 13.4 Mail app's toolbar again

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What you need to know

  • Apple has changed the icons in the iOS 13.4 Mail app's toolbar again.
  • It improved matters in the first beta by adding new icons.
  • Now it's done away with the flag icon.

Apple has once again changed the Mail app's toolbar layout in iOS 13.4 beta 2 after much improving it in beta 1.

For some reason, Apple saw fit to remove two buttons when it released iOS 13, driving people mad in the process. It rectified that mistake in the first beta and now it's fiddled again. Removing the lag icon and adding a new compose button in its place.

iOS 13.4 Mail App Toolbar

iOS 13.4 Mail App Toolbar (Image credit: iMore)

The new toolbar layout is now a delete button, a move button. a reply button, and a compose button. The lack of a dedicated flag icon will no doubt be particularly irritating to those who flag multiple emails daily. Whether anyone else will care, however, is possibly unlikely.

So what should Apple do? Make this all customizable, of course. Will it? Probably not, no. But we can dream, can't we?

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.

4 Comments
  • "So what should Apple do?" Buy Spark from Readdle... Trash Mail.app. Problem solved.
  • Apple just keeps innovating and iMore is there every step :/
  • No one has come up with a mail app that worked 1/10th as good or as effective as the mail that BB provided
  • I'd be surprised if that was true, there's tons of mail apps on the App Store. Is there a specific feature you're looking for? What mail clients have you tried? I don't use email too much on my phone, but I'm quite happy with Outlook