How to change default email app on your iPhone or iPad

It’s been a few months since Apple rolled out the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates for iPhone and iPad users and the latest update brings in a lot of new features. One of those new features includes the ability to set default apps on your device and this feature can be used to change your default Email App on your iPhone or iPad. Apple has its own Mail App that allows users to manage their Emails however a lot of people prefer the Gmail and the Outlook app over it. Hence, in this guide, we are going to have a look at how you can set them as your default email app on your iPhone and iPad. Without waiting further, let’s get started.

Note: Your iPhone or iPad should be running iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 respectively to make the change, else it won’t work. In addition to this, make sure your Email app supports this feature and you’ve updated it to the latest version from the App Store.

How to change default Email App on your iPhone and iPad

Step 1: Bring up your iPhone or iPad Settings from the Home Screen or the App Library.

Step 2: Once you are in the Settings menu search for the app which you want to use as the default app for managing your Emails. In our case, it’s Gmail so we’ve searched for that.

Step 3: Once you are in the App settings you’ll find the “Default Mail App” option. Tap on it to continue with the process.

Step 4: Now, select your third-party mail app instead of the default Apple Mail and you are done.

Have a look at the screenshot below to see how it’s done.

How to Change Default Email App on iPhone and iPad

That’s all you have to do to change the default mail app on your iPhone or iPad. If none of your email apps that you want are listed apart from just the default app, it means that they are not supported by the device yet or you don’t have any third party Email Apps installed. This same method can also be used to change your default Web Browser and much more on your iPhone and iPad. It’s great that Apple finally introduced this feature and gave users control to select their favorite apps.

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