Rearrange Order of Mail Accounts and Mailboxes Easily on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Have multiple inboxes and different mail accounts set up on your iPhone or iPad? Changing the order of your mailboxes is easier than ever in iOS, you don’t even have to go into Settings with new versions of the software. Instead, if you want to arrange the order of mail accounts and mailboxes in Mail app, you can just use the following quick tutorial right from the Mail app to have them appear however you’d like.
How to Change the Order of eMail Accounts & Mailboxes in iOS Mail
This works the same on all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, as long as the iOS version is even somewhat modern it will allow this arranging feature:
- Open the Mail app if you haven’t done so yet, then tap back into “Mailboxes”
- Tap “Edit” to enable the ability to change the mailboxes
- Now tap and hold on a mailbox, then then drag mailboxes as desired into the order you wish them to appear in
- Tap “Done” when finished
Here’s what this looks like in modern versions of Mail app, notice the little handlebars on the side of the inbox and mailbox names, those indicate they can be dragged up or down to change the order in which they appear:
This is a great change for those of us who manage multiple inboxes, since it allows you to keep your most important mailboxes on top.
Indeed this feature exists on prior releases of iOS too, and this is what the rearrangement of mailboxes looks like in the pre-redesigned iOS Mail app, it may look a little different nowadays but the function is identical.
Managing a ton of email is never fun, combine this with VIP lists in OS X and iOS and it gets quite a bit better though. As long as the same mail accounts are used with iCloud, the VIP lists will sync from the Mac out to iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and vice versa.
Thanks for the tip Mithilesh!