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How to create rich HTML signatures on iPhone and iPad

Create rich HTML email signatures on iPhone
Create rich HTML email signatures on iPhone (Image credit: Mockuuups Studio)

Sending emails from the Mail app is fast and easy, but sometimes you need more than plain text to make your messages stand out. In those cases, you might want to add a little bit more expression and create rich HTML signatures on iPhone and iPad to shake things up a little. With this form of text, you can include imagery and dynamic HTML content to your signature. Here's how to do it.

How to create rich HTML signatures on iPhone and iPad

Although Mail on iOS can display rich HTML email messages, you can't do much more than add bold, italics, and underlines to message text.

There is a way to create rich HTML signatures on iPhone or your iPad, however. You can use any app that can create rich HTML text, but probably the easiest way to do this is to use the rich text signature from the email app on your Mac or Windows PC.

  1. Send yourself an email that includes your rich HTML signature.

To create a rich HTML signature for your iPhone or iPad, you must first send an email to yourself that includes that signature. (Image credit: iMore )
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, tap the Mail app.
  2. Tap the email message you sent to yourself to open it.
  3. Select the signature and tap Copy.

To create a rich HTML email signature for your iPhone or iPad, tap on the Mail app on your device, then choose the email message you just sent to yourself. Select the signature in the email, then tap (Image credit: iMore )
  1. Switch to your home screen and tap Settings.
  2. Choose Mail.
  3. Tap Signature.
  4. Select the signature box, then remove the existing signature, if applicable.
  5. Tap Paste to add the new signature.

To create a rich HTML email signature for your iPhone or iPad, switch to your Home screen, then choose the Settings app. Select Mail, then tap Signature. Select the signature box, then remove the exis (Image credit: iMore )

Make your signature your own

Now, you should be able to put a unique flair on your signature to spice up your emails and ensure your content really pops — enjoy!

Updated November 2021: Updated for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.

Bryan M Wolfe
Bryan M Wolfe

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.