Rearrange Order of Mail Accounts and Mailboxes Easily in iOS 6

Oct 6, 2012 - 8 Comments

Rearrange Mail inboxes in iOs

Have multiple inboxes and different mail accounts set up on your iPhone or iPad? Changing the order of your mailboxes is easier than ever from iOS 6 onward, you don’t even have to go into Settings anymore. Instead, just do the following right from the Mail app:

  • Tap “Mailboxes”
  • Tap “Edit” then drag mailboxes as desired
  • Tap “Done” when finished

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.

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!

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks


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  1. kevin says:

    Call me dumb but I didn’t even know you could have multiple inboxes, great idea hidden in what looks like a good tip. Thanks guys.

  2. William says:

    Oh now THAT is useful! I’ve been wanting to be able to re-arrange my eMail addresses into a more meaningful order for years.


  3. Greg Baumgartner says:

    That is an awesome tip- with multiple email accounts I had no idea such an easy method existed to put them in a workable order. Thanks for the tip!

  4. judy p says:

    FINALLY!!! Someone who knows what they are talking about. I have tried many different things that people suggest but this WORKS!! Bravo to you.

  5. Philipp says:

    What about having a separate home screen icon for each mail inbox?

  6. Ann says:

    Thank you sooo much for posting this! What a great tip – I’ve been wondering for quite some time! Thanks again.

  7. Carrie says:

    Thank you!!!!!! This tip is SO very helpful!

  8. Chimpidi says:

    Simple and Excellent tip. Helped me a lot.

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