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How to send an email from Mail App on iPhone and iPad

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Mail app on iPhone (Image credit: iMore)

Checking emails isn't something you do on your Mac anymore. Most people prefer to check and send emails on the go. Fortunately, you can easily send an email from Mail App on iPhone and iPad with just a few taps. You might think this is simple to do, but there might be some tricks you probably didn't know about. Here's how you can start mastering your Mail.

How to create and send an email from the Mail app on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Mail app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the compose button in the bottom right corner of your screen.
  3. Enter the email address or name of the person to whom you'd like to send a message. You can also enter the email addresses of people you'd like to CC or BCC.

To create a new email, launch the Mail app, tap the compose button, then enter the email or name of the person (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Choose the Subject field, add your subject.
  2. Tap the message field and type your message.
  3. Select Send in the top right corner of your screen when you're finished with your message.

To create a new email, add text in the subject field, tap the message field and add your text, then tap the Send button to send your email (Image credit: iMore)

Once your message has been sent, it will say so in the status bar at the bottom of your screen.

How to select an email address from your Contacts in the Mail app for iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Mail app from your Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the compose button in the bottom right corner of your screen.

To create a new email, launch the Mail app, tap the compose button, then enter the email or name of the person (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Choose the + sign in the circle to pull up your contacts.
  2. Select the contact you would like to add. They will be automatically added to the email.

To select an email address from the Contacts app, choose the plus sign in the circle, then select the contact from your list (Image credit: iMore)

How to access drafts in the Mail app for iPhone and iPad

If you begin composing an email but don't finish before tapping the send button, the email goes to your Draft folder. Later, you can continue editing your email, then send it like you usually would.

  1. Launch the Mail app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap and hold the Compose button in the lower right corner. This will bring up the drafted emails.
  3. Choose the email draft you'd like to edit.

To access a draft email, choose the mail app on your device, tap and home the compose icon, choose the email draft. (Image credit: iMore)
  1. You can also go to your mailboxes and tap on the Drafts folder.

Once you're done, you can send the email. That's all there is to it.

How to stack drafts in the Mail app for iPhone and iPad

You can have multiple drafts open at the same time, or you can hide a draft you're working on to check something else in the Mail app. Here's how!

  1. Launch the Mail app from your Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the compose button in the bottom right corner of your screen.

To create a new email, launch the Mail app, tap the compose button, then enter the email or name of the person (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Hold and drag downward on the top of the message window where it says New Message. It will appear at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Tap New Message at the bottom of your screen again to reopen the draft.

To stack drafts in the mail app, hold and drag from the top of the message window. Tap new message at the bottom to reopen the draft. (Image credit: iMore)

If you have multiple drafts on the go, they'll all appear when you tap New Message at the bottom of your screen. Just tap the draft you'd like to continue working on to access it.

Congratulations! Learning how to send an email from the Mail app on iPhone is the first step to master the Mail app. But if you're looking for other options to discover, here's our full list of the best mail apps for Mac..

Questions?

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Updated October 2020: Updated for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

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.

1 Comment
  • The first line says "Using the Mail app for iPhone and iPad, you can easily send email from any email account you have!" The only thing I didn't see covered is how to select, or change, which eMail account you want to send the eMail from.