How to use the Mail app on Apple Watch

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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.

  1. Select Include Mail.
  2. Check/Uncheck the mail accounts and folders to include on Apple Watch.

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.

Answering a message

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

  1. 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.

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.

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.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

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.