How to manage accounts in the Mail app for iPhone and iPad

Now that you've set up your email on your iPhone or iPad you can do a variety of things with the Mail app to better manage multiple accounts, add signatures, and more.

How to set a default email account on your iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Scroll down and tap Default Account.
  4. Tap the account you would like to use as your default mail account.

    Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars, tap Default Account, Tap account

Even though this change is made in a Contacts menu, your iPhone or iPad will remember which account is the default for sending emails.

How to switch between email accounts on your iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Mail app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the Compose button. It looks like a paper and pencil in the bottom right corner of your screen.
  3. Tap the From field.
  4. Tap the account from the picker that you would like to use.

    Tap Compose, tap From field, tap account from picker

Go ahead and write your message in the Message field. Your email will now be sent from the account you selected.

How to disable an email account on your iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Tap the account you want to disable.
  4. Toggle Mail off.

    Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars, tap account, toggle off

To enable this account again, you will simply toggle Mail back on.

How to delete an email account on your iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Tap the account you want to delete.
  4. Tap Delete Account.

    Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars, tap account, tap Delete Account

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