manage mailboxes ios

Apple offered up a few new Mail app features in iOS over the years, making the app more and more robust. This includes some fancy features that make it possible for you to get more out of your daily email connections. One of those features is the ability to edit, reorganize, and hide your mailboxes on iOS. If you don’t know how to do this, we’ve got a short tutorial to explain it to you.

You may have already noticed the “Edit” button in the upper right corner of the mailboxes section of your Mail app. That little button will give you a whole new way to organize your mailboxes.

Hiding and un-hiding mailboxes

Are you one of those people that hates the VIP mailbox feature and have always wished you could get rid of it? Well, now you can. Plus you can add new mailboxes, such as unread messages, messages with attachments, flagged emails, and more (see image above).

Step 1: Open the Mail app and go back to Mailboxes.

Step 2: Tap “Edit” in the upper right corner.

Step 3: Select or deselect the mailboxes you want to see or want to hide.

Step 4: Tap “Done” in the upper right corner.

Adding new mailboxes

You can also create new mailboxes from folders in your email account. If there is a particular folder in your account that you access regularly, this feature makes it possible for you to get to it from your Mailboxes section.

Step 1: Open the Mail app and go back to Mailboxes.

Step 2: Tap “Edit” in the upper corner.

Step 3: Scroll down to “Add Mailbox…” and select it.

Step 4: Choose an email account to add the folder from.

Step 5: Select the folders you want to create new mailboxes from.

Step 6: Tap “Done” in the upper right corner

Reorganizing mailboxes

How to edit mailboxes on iOSIf you like having your personal email account on top and less important accounts listed down below, you can do something about that now by customizing the order they are listed in your Mail app.

Step 1: Open the Mail app and go back to Mailboxes.

Step 2: Tap “Edit” in the upper right corner.

Step 3: Tap the three lines on the right side of the mailbox you want to move.

Step 4: Drag the mailbox to its new location.

Step 5: Tap “Done” in the upper right corner.

Now you know how to edit, reorganize, and even hide unwanted mailboxes on iOS. Do you have a favorite email account? Are there any folders in your email account that you access more often than others?