iOS 16 includes a way to send emails at a scheduled time, undo a sent message, and schedule a follow-up with emails at a later time. Find out how these new features can increase productivity.
iOS 16announced at WWDC ’22, it included many new features, including some highly anticipated communication productivity features in iOS.
Three of those features revolve around the Mail app and are in high demand, including the ability to schedule emails, cancel emails being sent after you hit send, and later follow up emails you already have. have received. Let’s take a look at how these features work and how you can incorporate them into your productivity workflow.
How to Use iOS 16 Mail Features to Boost Productivity
Remind me later
One of the new features in Mail that many users who receive a lot of email will appreciate is the ability to flag messages so they can be reminded of them later. This will present the message to you at a later date when you can actually read it. This is great for business emails that often come in at different times of the day but need to be worked on at a specific time.
To use this feature, swipe from left to right on an email in the inbox, then select the Later option to specify a time. By default, 1am, Tonight and Tomorrow are displayed, but if you want more granular control over the reminder time, select Remind me later and then you can choose a specific date and time to be reminded of the email.
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Perhaps one of the most anticipated features of iOS 16 Mail is the ability to schedule emails to be sent at a later date. This is great if you write emails late at night but don’t want to send them until the morning. Mail can now take this into account when composing an email on both iPhone and iPad.
Compose your message as you normally would, but if you want to send the message at a later time, just press and hold the send button to get the send later options. It offers some options based on your earlier sending at later times, or you can tap Send Later to specify an exact date and time you want the email to be sent from your device.
Unsend is a handy feature Apple has added to both Mail and the Messages app if you want to cancel an email being sent after you’ve already tapped the send button. Please note that you only have 10 seconds to cancel before the message is actually sent; this feature does not remember an email that has already been sent.
To use this feature, after sending an email, you will see an Unsend button in the toolbar at the bottom of the Mail app. Tapping this button cancels sending the message and redisplays the message in the editor so you can easily edit the message and try sending again. However, the Unsend option is only available for 10 seconds before the message is sent.
Note: These tips in this article refer to iOS 16, currently in beta. iOS 16 will be released to the public in beta in July 2022 and as a finished product in the fall of 2022.