Manage mail on Apple Watch

Choose which mailboxes appear on Apple Watch

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap My Watch, then go to Mail > Include Mail.
  3. Tap the accounts you want to see on your Apple Watch under Accounts. You can specify multiple accounts—for example, iCloud and the account you use at work.
  4. If you want, tap an account, then tap specific mailboxes to see their contents on your Apple Watch.

By default you see messages from all inboxes. You can also choose to view messages from VIPs, flagged messages, unread messages, and more.

You can also choose the accounts and mailboxes you see, right on Apple Watch. Open the Mail app , scroll down, tap Edit, then tap an account or mailbox.

View specific accounts on Apple Watch

  1. Open the Mail app  on your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap
  3. Tap an account or mailbox to view its contents.

To see your email from all accounts, tap All Inboxes.

Delete, mark as unread or read, or flag a message

Open the Mail app  on your Apple Watch, open a mail message, then scroll to the bottom to:

  • Mark a message unread or read: Tap “Mark as Unread” or “Mark as Read.”If you’re looking at the message list, swipe right on the message, then tap the Read or Unread button.
  • Delete a message: Tap Trash Message.If you’re looking at the message list, swipe left on the message, then tap the Trash button.
  • Flag a message: Tap Flag. (You can also unflag a message that’s already been flagged.)If you’re looking at the message list, swipe left on the message, then tap the Flag button.

If you swipe on a message thread, the action you choose (Trash, Flag, Read, or Unread) applies to the entire thread.

Customize alerts

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap My Watch, go to Mail > Custom, tap an account, then turn on Show Alerts from [name of account].
  3. Turn Sound and Haptic on or off.

Shorten your message list

To make your mail list more compact, reduce the number of preview text lines shown for each email in the list.

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap My Watch, tap Mail, then tap Message Preview.
  3. Choose to show only 1 or 2 lines, or none.

Load remote images

Some emails can contain links that point to online images. If you allow remote images to load, those images appear in the email. To allow these images, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap My Watch, tap Mail, tap Custom, then turn on Load Remote Images.

Note: Loading remote images can cause email to download more slowly to your Apple Watch.

Organize by thread

To see all responses to an email combined in one thread, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap My Watch, tap Mail, tap Custom, then turn on Organize By Thread.

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