A lot of people don’t realize that the default “Mail” app on your iPhone is actually quite powerful, particularly from a productivity perspective. You have just as many options as you do when working on a computer in terms of font choices, bolding, and other effects. In some cases, you actually have more.
Starting with iOS 13, rich text email also made its debut on the iPhone. At this point, someone would probably never realize you were sending an email from anything other than your computer if you didn’t come right out and tell them!
Thankfully, getting started with formatting email like a professional on your iPhone is simple. You just have to keep a few quick steps in mind.
1. Open the “Mail” app on your iPhone.
2. Create a new message by tapping the “New Message” icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
3. Type whatever text you want into the body of the message using the iPhone’s virtual keyboard.
4. Long press on the text you want to format to highlight it. Drag the scroller to select more or fewer words depending on your needs.
5. Tap once on the “Aa” button. This will open a new menu of formatting options. You can change the default font, add bulleted or numerical lists, use underline and strike through effects, and more.
That’s it! Once your formatting changes have been made, your message is ready to send!
Connie J Barton says
You are such a help!
Finkelman Eileen says
This was extremely helpful! Thnx so much.
Shane Owens says
How do you set up a signature from the I phone email setup? I have a new I phone SE. Thanks.
Cheryl Diegel says
Go to Settings
Scroll down to “Composing”
“Signature” is at the bottom – you can delete “Sent from my iPhone” and add your own personalized signature.
The Aaa and other choices shown above your keyboard are not found on my phone (iPone 12). How do I get them to appear?
Chris Garrett says
Suellen Brown says
That’s my question as well. I have an iPhone 12.
It works w. my iPhone Pro Max
Thank you! Your lessons are appreciated. Clear directions and visuals.
Thanks for this useful info!
Love the lessons. Keep it up!!!!
GUILLERMINA ARANDA says
I’m up to IOS 14.4 and I tried this process. None of the things you said worked. I was unable to bolden any of the text and the keyboard did not have the Aa symbol or any of the other symbols shown.
For the menu to show up you need to select text you want to work with. If you long press to select a letter you might get another menu first that asks if you want to select, copy, etc…
Suellen Brown says
THANK YOU, that worked.
Wow! This was an amazing tip! Thank you so much for sharing this info!!!
Lois Schneider says
I have two email apps for gmail…one is blue one with an envelope image and the mother a multi colored M. I’m using the multi colored M but think I’m getting duplicate emails on envelope blue icon or some go to one and some go to the other. should one be deleted
How do I “delete” emails from gmail ? They only seem to go to archive and I can’t find were to delete !!
DENNIS HAUSMAN says
How many email accounts can Apple mail support?