How to customize the Mail app on your Apple Watch

Customize Mail Apple Watch app iPhone

If you use your Apple Watch to check your emails in the Mail app, then you want to make those most of the space on your screen. With a few adjustments, you can choose which accounts to display, how many lines you see in the preview, and more.

Are you ready to take a couple of minutes to make the most of the Mail app on Apple Watch? If so, here’s how to customize it in both the Watch app on iPhone and the Apple Watch itself.

Customize Mail in the Watch app

Pop open the Watch app on your iPhone, tap the My Watch tab, and select Mail. You can then make the following adjustments.

Mirror or Custom: You can have the Mail app on your Watch mirror its settings for notification from your iPhone by selecting Mirror my iPhone. But if you want different notification, tap Custom and make your pick.

If you pick Custom, you’ll notice a few extra settings open at the bottom. You can enable the toggles to Ask Before Deleting, Load Remote Images, and Organize By Thread.

Mail Custom Apple Watch Settings

Accounts: This section simply shows you the Mail accounts you have set up.

Include Mail: Here is where you can choose which Mail accounts you want to display on your Watch. You can also choose to see flagged, unread, VIP emails by marking a check next to those options.

If you scroll down to Accounts, you can tap each of your Mail accounts and select which folders or inboxes you want to view. This is handy if you want to limit what you see to only certain items.

Mail Edit Watch Accounts iPhone

Message Preview: You can pick from None, 1 Line, or 2 Lines for your previews.

Default Replies: For a quick way to reply to an email from your Apple Watch, you can set up a list of Default Replies.

Tap Add reply at the bottom to add one or Edit at the top to remove or rearrange your replies.

Mail Apple Watch Custom Replies Settings

Signature: You can use one signature for all accounts on Apple Watch. Just tap in the signature box to add your text. Otherwise, you can leave the default signature which is “Sent from my Apple Watch”.

Customize Mail on Apple Watch

If you open the Mail app directly on your Apple Watch, you can make a few changes there as well. Although you cannot customize as many things, you can decide on the fly which mailboxes and folders to display.

Scroll to the bottom of the mailbox screen and tap Edit.

Similar to the Watch app, you can choose which Mail accounts to display along with VIPs, flagged, and unread items.

Tap each account at the bottom to choose which folders or inboxes to view.

Mail Edit Apple Watch Accounts

Wrapping it up

While it’s usually easier to send emails from your iPhone than your Apple Watch, having the Mail app on your wrist is still convenient. You can make sure never to miss an important email, set up quick replies to make things easier, and even decide which mailboxes you want to see.

Do you use the Mail app on your Apple Watch often? Do you find that you reply to a lot of emails or simply check your inboxes? Comment below or message us on Twitter with your thoughts or if you have some helpful tips to share!