How to Change the Default Email Account on iPhone and iPad

Most of us have multiple email accounts. And while there are many email apps you can use, Apple’s default Mail app is pretty convenient most of the time. Depending on your needs, you might need to change the default email address on your iPhone or iPad. This means you can set your most frequently used email id as the preferred one on the Mail app. You can easily set a Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, or any other email account as the default one on your iPhone and iPad. Let’s learn more.

How to Change the Default Email Address in iOS 13 and iPadOS

Step #1. Launch the Settings app on your iOS device.

Open Settings on iPhone which paired with Apple Watch

Step #2. Now, scroll down and tap on Mail.

Tap on Mail App on iOS Settings

Step #3. Scroll down again and tap on Default Account.

Tap on Default Account in iOS Mail App Settings

Step #4. Next, you need to select the account you wish to use. Then, quit the Settings.

Change Default Email Address of Mail App on iPhone and iPad

Sticky note for iOS 13 and earlier: You can add multiple email accounts to the Mail app. To do so, head over to Settings app → Passwords & Accounts → Add Account → Select the preferred email provider and sign in to your account.

Add multiple email accounts to the iOS Mail app

For iOS 14: To add multiple email accounts, open the Settings app → tap on Mail. Next tap on Accounts and tap on Add Account.

Going forward, all of your emails will be sent from this account unless you choose to go with the other option.

How to Switch Between Email Accounts on iPhone and iPad

It’s quite easy to switch between email accounts. So, even if you have set one as your default option, you will be able to select the other email address without any hassle.

Step #1. Simply open the Mail app on your iOS device and compose an email as usual.

Step #2. Now, you need to tap on cc/bcc, From.

Tap on cc, bcc, From in iOS Mail App

Step #3. Next, tap on From. Then, you should see your other email account at the bottom. Select it. After that, send the email as usual.

Switch Between Email Accounts on iPhone and iPad

That’s pretty much it!

Wrapping Up…

It’s as simple as that. Hopefully, this will give you more control over your email and make life easier! Let us know in the comments below if you need any more email tips and tricks for your iPhone.

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