iOS 13.4 beta 1 fixes ridiculous decision to remove icons from Mail toolbar

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What you need to know

  • Apple released iOS 13.4 beta 1 yesterday.
  • It fixes the most ridiculous of mistakes in iOS 13.
  • We now have icons for moving and flagging emails again.

Apple has undone the madness that was its decision to remove the icons for moving and flagging messages in the Mail app on iPhone. As of iOS 13.4 beta 1, those icons are back where they belong – in the toolbar.

Earlier versions of iOS 13 inexplicably did away with those two icons, leaving just the trash and reply buttons visible. That meant that people invariably accidentally deleted messages when they wanted to reply to them. And it was just plain old maddening.

iOS Mail app toolber

iOS Mail app toolber (Image credit: iMore)

With iOS 13.4.1 installed users of iPhones will have four buttons to choose from; trash, move, flag, and reply. And it's a thing of wonder.

Like, I'm wondering why the flag and move buttons were ever removed in the first place! Let's hope they don't go missing again!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.