Your default email address is your first email you have set up on your iPhone or iPad. It could be your personal or professional email that you access every day. However, you can use multiple email IDs on your iOS device.

Once you have added more than one email to your iPhone or iPad, you can choose which one to set as default email address. Please note that in earlier iOS versions, it was enough to select default email id from the Settings; now, you have to follow a few more steps.

How to Change Default Email Address for Mail App on iPhone

How to Change Default Email Address for Mail App on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone/iPad → Scroll down and tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

Tap on Settings then Mail, Contacts, Calendars on iPhone

Step #2. Again scroll down and tap on Default Account from under the MAIL section.

Tap on Default Account in Mail Settings on iPhone

Step #3. Select any account you want to set as Default Account.

Change Default Email Account on iPhone Mail App

Step #4. Scroll down a bit and tap on Default Account from under CONTACTS section.

Tap on Default Account in Mail, Contacts, Calendars Settings on iPhone

Step #5. Tap on the Account you want to set as Default Account.

Change Default Contacts Email in iPhone Mail App

Step #6. Tap on Default Calendar from under the CALENDARS section.

Tap on Default Calendar in Settings App on iPhone

Step #7. Tap on the email ID you have set as Default Account from MAIL and CONTACTS sections.

Change Calendar Mail ID on iPhone

Now you default account is changed; whenever you send an email from the Mail app on your iPhone or iPad, the receiver will get your emails from the Default Account only. Once you set an email as Default Account, it is advisable to reboot your iPhone or iPad.

Note that some users confuse the change of Default Email address with the change in email address associated with Apple ID. But believe me these two things are completely different.

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