iPhone: How to Customize the Sliding Actions of Mail

Like Gmail, the native iPhone email app (iOS), called Mail, allows you to customize your actions by skimming messages to the right or left. Shortcuts are especially useful for those who receive many emails during the day. By default, the gestures flag or mark the message as read. However, you can configure commands to move the conversation or to archive it.

Check out the following tutorial on how to change your actions when skimming messages in the Mail app. The procedure was performed on an iPhone 8, but the tips are also valid for other Apple devices, including the iPad.

Learn how to customize your actions by sliding messages in the iPhone Mail app

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Procedure on iPhone

Step 1. Go to the "Settings" of iOS and tap "Mail".

Open Mail settings

Step 2. Then touch "Options when Passing Finger".

Access gesture options

Step 3. Tap "Left" to change the behavior by sliding a message to the left. Tap to select the desired action.

Customizing action when dragging message to left

Step 4. Tap "Right" to change the behavior by sliding a message to the right. You also need to choose the action.

Customizing Action When Dragging Message Right

Process concluded. Now, when you slide a message to the right or left, Mail will execute the selected action.

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