Creating HTML signatures on the iPhone or iPad (and any iOS device) is actually pretty easy. It all boils down to just one thing: an HTML output that you can copy and paste.
There are two ways to create HTML email signatures that have links. Most of us use HTML in our signatures mostly to add links. A few other scenarios do exist: like you want to add formating to the signature (Bold, italics etc…)
So how do we create an HTML email signature that has links in it?
Here we go:
The first method is to do it all on the iPhone/iPad. You need an HTML editor that can show you the output of your code. For this, we’ll use an app called Nitro HTML.
Once you install the app:
- Type out the html signature that you want. You have to type the html code of the signature snippet in the code box of Nitro HTML.
- For instance, if you want to link to a twitter profile, you’ll type <a href=”http://twitter.com/iGeeksBlog“>iGeeksBlog on Twitter</a>
- Now, you’ll see the output of the code in the lower-half of the app. This is what you’re going to copy and paste.
- Tap and hold on the lower half of the app and iOS’s usual copy dialog appears. Copy the output fully.
- Now go to Settings → Mail, Contacts and Calendars → Signature
- Paste the code (tap and hold the signature box and paste).
- Now test the signature. The links should work and you should now have an HTML signature.
Method #2 is simpler but it still involves a little step.
- Create an HTML signature with links on your computer. (If you’re using Gmail, just type out the signature in the email body). Send this to yourself.
- Now, check email on your iPhone/iPad. You should see that the mail contains text and links just as you want it to appear in your signature.
- Voila. Just copy it and paste it in the Signature section of Settings → Mail, Contacts, Calendars and you’re done!
The second method is obviously simpler if you’re at a computer.