mail app Apple Watch

You can use your Apple Watch not only to check your email, but also to send a response. Here's everything to know about using the native Mail app on your wearable device.

Select the mailboxes to use on Apple Watch

To decide which of your configured email accounts are accessible on Apple Watch:

  1. Tap on the Apple Watch app on your iPhone Home screen.
  2. Select Mail under the My Watch tab.
  3. Tap Mirror my iPhone.

    Apple Watch mail setup

  4. Select Include Mail.

  5. Check/Uncheck the mail accounts and folders to include on Apple Watch.

    Apple Watch select mail

Viewing mail on Apple Watch

To see mail on Apple Watch:

  1. Tap on the Digital Crown on your wearable device.
  2. Select the Mail app.
  3. Tap an account or mailbox to view its contents.

    read email Apple Watch

Answering a message

  1. Tap on a message in the Mail app on Apple Watch.
  2. Firmly press the display.
  3. Tap Reply.

    Apple Watch message reply

  4. You can answer a message in four different ways: through voice, using the sketch button, with an emoji, or with one of the canned messages.

    Apple Watch mail reply

Delete, mark as unread or read, or flag a message

  1. Tap on a message in the Mail app on Apple Watch.
  2. Firmly press the display.
  3. To delete a message, tap Trash.
  4. To mark a messge unread or read, tap Unread or Read.
  5. To flag a message, tap Flag.

    mail options

Try some new bands

Looking for a new Apple Watch band? Check out three of our favorites:

Genuine soft leather band ($25 at Amazon)

If you like a leather band, but want something a bit outside the norm, then check out these inexpensive leather bands, which come in three colors and have extra holes so that they breathe and have a sportier look about them.

Woven nylon band with buckle ($22 at Amazon)

This comfortable woven nylon band features the durable and long-lasting NATO (G10) strap design, which has a buckle and is built for all-day wear. The connectors are black steel so that they blend in seamlessly.

Faux diamond/rhinestone metal bracelet ($20 at Amazon)

For more of a pop, this band contains fake diamonds/rhinestones, with wider spaces in each link, available in silver, gold, black, and rose gold. It's the perfect dress band and matches well with the Apple Watch colors. Available for the 38mm and 40mm watches.


Do you have any questions about your Apple Watch? Let us know below.

Apple Watch


We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.