How to set a default email app other than Mail on iPhone and iPad

Default Mail App Options on iPhone

When Apple announced that iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 would allow users to select a default email app other than Mail, many were elated. While there’s nothing specifically wrong with Mail, some people just prefer a different app with other features.

If you’re one of those people and want to change the default email app on your iPhone or iPad, we’ll show you how. Then when you tap to open an email address or a link that lets you send an email, you can use your preferred app automatically without any extra steps.

Gmail, Outlook, Spark or Hey can now be set as your default email client on iPhone and iPad

iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 added the ability to set your default email client and browser apps. It permits your favorite third-party email or browser app to launch instead of Apple's stock Mail and Safari apps anytime you click an email or web link. This requires not only support from developers who have opted to implement the feature, but also approval from Apple. Several email clients have added support for this capability, including Gmail, Outlook, Spark and Hey.

How to add an email alias in Spark on iPhone, iPad and Mac

Add New Alias Spark on iPhone

If you have decided to set up and use an email alias for your iCloud, Gmail, or Yahoo account and use Spark, then you’ll want to add that alias there too.

The Spark email app lets you add aliases for your various accounts on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. So, no matter which device you use the app on, here’s how to add an email alias in Spark.

How to create and edit Smart Folders in Spark on iPhone, iPad and Mac

Use Spark Smart Folder Mac

Just like smart mailboxes in the Mail app, you can set up smart folders in the Spark email app. This makes organizing your inbox easier, plus gives you a specific spot to go to for those particular emails you need.

You can use smart folders in Spark for travel arrangements, purchase receipts, or work-related emails. Or, you can set them up for emails you received in certain time frame, with a particular type of attachment, or from a specific sender.

Whatever you might find smart folders useful for in Spark, here’s how to create and edit them on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to create a link to an email in Spark on Mac, iPhone and iPad

Spark Email Link in Safari Mac

Have you ever wanted to share an email with someone but didn’t necessarily want to forward it to them? Or maybe you wanted to use an email with nice feedback from a client or customer in one of your documents or presentations?

There are situations like these, along with more, when a link to an email that you can share with others comes in handy. If you use Spark for your email communications, you have access to this convenient feature.

Here’s how to create a link to an email Spark on Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

How to recall or unsend an email with Spark

Spark Undo Send Email iPhone

Have you ever sent an email that you wish you hadn’t? Maybe you forgot something like an attachment or perhaps you wrote something you shouldn’t have? Apple’s Mail app on iOS and Mac doesn’t currently give you the option to unsend an email you sent. But, the Spark email app does.

If you’re new to the app or simply haven’t had the need to recall an email, this tutorial shows you how to unsend an email in Spark on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to collaborate with your team using Spark

If you’re a Spark email user, then you already know and appreciate its terrific features. But if you’re new to the app or are thinking of giving it a try, Spark offers some wonderful collaboration features you can take advantage of for business. We covered some of these features before, but there are even more now.

To help you make the most out of using this email app for your team, we’ll show you how to collaborate with Spark.

How to customize the Spark email action toolbar on iPhone and iPad

Spark Personalize Toolbar iPhone Table

For Spark email users, the update we covered bringing features like dark mode, avatars, and productivity tools to iPad was great news. And another terrific feature with that update came the ability to customize the email actions toolbar on iOS.

You’ve seen that toolbar at the bottom of an email and used it plenty of times. But modifying it with the actions you need most is another super reason to use Spark. To help you out, here’s a short tutorial on how to customize that Spark email action toolbar.