Sick of sending "Sent from my iPhone"? Here's how to remove the annoying email signature for good

Sent from my iPhone
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For over a decade, every time I send an email via Apple’s Mail app, I've manually deleted the annoying “Sent from my iPhone” signature at the bottom of my text. For years I thought I was the .01% of the population too lazy to do anything about it but it turns out some people don’t even know you can remove it at all.

I’m here to tell you that there’s an easy solution to not only removing the “Sent from my iPhone” signature but also a way to replace it with anything you want. As an ex-Apple employee, I reached out to some old friends and colleagues to see if this tip was worth sharing, turns out a lot of people struggle with this problem. But guess what? You don’t need to struggle any longer.

Here’s how to remove “Sent from my iPhone” from your emails, and set your own signature.

How to remove “Sent from my iPhone”

For as long as I can remember I have deleted the signature on the Mail app every time I go to send an email. I’ve always known how to remove it, but I was so lazy that the five seconds it would take to get it done were too much to warrant my time. That said, this week I finally took the leap and removed “Sent from my iPhone” from Mail — and it’s fair to say I wish I had done it sooner.

Remove sent from my iPhone mail signature

(Image credit: Future)
  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap Mail
  3. Select Signature
  4. Remove “Sent from my iPhone” 
  5. Pick your own signature

It’s as simple as that — this makes me seriously question why I’ve waited over 15 years to do anything about it.

Now that you’ve removed the annoying email signature from the Mail app you can get back to using one of the best iPhones without constantly tapping the backspace at the end of every email.

John-Anthony Disotto
How To Editor

John-Anthony Disotto is the How To Editor of iMore, ensuring you can get the most from your Apple products and helping fix things when your technology isn’t behaving itself. Living in Scotland, where he worked for Apple as a technician focused on iOS and iPhone repairs at the Genius Bar, John-Anthony has used the Apple ecosystem for over a decade and prides himself in his ability to complete his Apple Watch activity rings. John-Anthony has previously worked in editorial for collectable TCG websites and graduated from The University of Strathclyde where he won the Scottish Student Journalism Award for Website of the Year as Editor-in-Chief of his university paper. He is also an avid film geek, having previously written film reviews and received the Edinburgh International Film Festival Student Critics award in 2019.  John-Anthony also loves to tinker with other non-Apple technology and enjoys playing around with game emulation and Linux on his Steam Deck.

In his spare time, John-Anthony can be found watching any sport under the sun from football to darts, taking the term “Lego house” far too literally as he runs out of space to display any more plastic bricks, or chilling on the couch with his French Bulldog, Kermit. 

  • Annie_M
    LOL! This honestly doesn't bother me!
  • EdwinG
    I have two, neither using the any Apple branding
    —My Name (he/him)

    Sent from my mobile phone
    —Mon nom (il/lui)

    Envoyé depuis mon téléphone mobile
    And that depends on the source email account.

    I think I dropped “Sent from my iPhone” in 2013, because it sounded too unprofessional.
  • Wotchered
    I don't know if my stuff does that.
  • Lee_Bo
    I mean really? This is article worthy?

    ANYONE who’s owned an Apple device more than 30 seconds knows how to change this.

    Must be a slow news day.
  • Wotchered
    I checked, it don't.
  • Amari Di
    I don't know why but I don't like when it is stated "Sent from my iPhone". It's like some unnecessary element that distracts you. In my opinion, an email signature should be simple and straight to the point. If it is a corporate signature it's better to use an email signature manager to make it look professional and contain only essential information.