How to change the default email application on your iPhone to iOS 14

How to change the default email application on your iPhone to iOS 14

Press the gray button with circles on it.

Todd Haselton | CNBC

Apple’s new iPhone 14 update, iOS 14, was released on September 16. One of the great features is that it lets you change your default email application from Apple Mail to another if it supports the feature. If you’re like me and use Outlook and Gmail instead of Mail, this is a big deal.

Normally, if you click a link in an email address somewhere, your iPhone will just open Mail and launch a new message, usually from your Apple iCloud account. This is annoying when this happens, as your email may not come from your regular job or personal account and you may miss replies sent to inboxes you do not use.

The change was first announced in June, when Apple unveiled iOS 14, in what appears to be Apple’s attempt to address complaints from competitors.

It’s easy to change your default email app in iOS 14 and it only takes a few seconds. I changed my own in my Outlook work account, because he usually sends emails. However, many other applications support it very.

Before we get started, first make sure you are using iOS 14.0.1, which fixes a bug in the first version of iOS 14.

You can check by opening Settings> General> About. If you need to update, do so:

  • Connect your iPhone and connect to Wi-Fi.
  • Open Settings.
  • Click General.
  • Select Software Update.

Let’s start.

How to change the default email application on iPhone with iOS 14

Change your default email account in iOS 14.

Todd Haselton | CNBC

  • Open Settings.
  • Scroll down to the email application you want to use. (I will use Gmail for this example, but it works the same for what is supported.)
  • Click the Gmail icon.
  • Click “Default Mail Application”.
  • Change the application you want to use.

This is. Now when you click a link to start a new email to someone, your iPhone will use the default app of your choice. You can change it at any time by following the steps above.

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