The good thing about the Mail application on iOS and Mac is that you can configure multiple email accounts. This allows you to manage emails from other services such as Gmail and Outlook. Even if you set up those other accounts to see your inbox, you cannot compose messages from them often.
This is when having a default email account is useful. If you set a default value, you don’t have to worry about the email address attached to the messages you write or try to remember to change it before sending your email. Here we show you how to set up a default email account in Mail on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Apple is known to limit the ways iPhone owners can personalize their phones. For example, each iPhone comes with a set of built-in applications, some of which cannot be deleted and others are mandatory default applications.
How Default Apps Work on iPhone:
The default word means two things when it comes to iPhone apps. First, it means apps installed as part of an original factory iOS installation. Second, the default applications are those that are always used to perform certain operations. For example, when you touch a link to a website in an email, it always opens in Safari.
This makes Safari the default web browser on your iPhone. When a website includes a physical address and touches it for directions, Apple Maps launches because it is the default mapping application.
There are many applications that do the same. Google Maps is an alternative navigation application, many people use Spotify instead of Apple Music for streaming music or Chrome for web browsing instead of Safari. Anyone can install these applications on their iPhone.
How to set your default email app on iOS:
Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, then do the following steps to set up a default timmail email account on iOS.
- Select Mail on the Settings from your Home screen and tap mail, contact, and calendar.
- Under Write at the bottom, tap Default account.
- Select the account you want to use, then tap the arrows on the top left to go back or simply close your Settings.
Set your default email account on MAC:
Open the Mail application on your Mac and follow these steps to set up your default account on Mac.
- Click on Mail> Preferences in the menu bar.
- Select the Write tab.
- In the drop-down box next to Send new messages from, choose the email account you want as the default. If you select the best account, Mail will choose the account to use which is based on the address of the first recipient in your Hotmail email and in the current mailbox.
Now, whenever you write a new email, the default address you choose will be the one used by Email.
Setting up a default email account in Mail can prevent you from changing your address when you compose and it simply simplifies sending email almost always from the email.