New Mail Features in iOS 10 include Updated Settings Menu, Draft Folder Synchronization, HTML Signatures


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New Mail Features in iOS 10 include Updated Settings Menu, Draft Folder Synchronization, HTML Signatures

Aaron Cohoon

With the September 13, 2016 of iOS 10 and subsequent updates - up to iOS 10.1.1 - the latest software is available and in use for many iPhone, iPad, and iPad users. If you don't already have the latest update you can check here to determine if your mobile device is compatible. You can also check for the software update from your device by tapping Settings then General, followed by Software Update.

We dove into the aspects of Apple's iOS 10 that would inevitably come into play for those of us that use AppRiver's Secure Hosted Exchange or Office 365 Plus, along with others who rely on Exchange to deliver email, contacts, calendar, notes, and tasks daily to stay connected and productive. Technology news outlets such as iMore have extensively discussed new features in Mail including Filter, Conversation Thread, and Unsubscribe in detail so we will focus on three changes that have received little media attention to this date.

1. Updated Settings Menu in iOS 10

2. iOS 10 Introduces Draft Folder Synchronization in Mail

3. HTML Email Signatures in iOS 10


Part 1 of 3: Updated Settings Menu in iOS 10

Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Notes, and Reminders (tasks) are now separated into independent settings menus within the system Settings app. It is no longer necessary to scroll through a huge menu to navigate the respective settings of these services.




Here are some samples of what to expect when navigating the new Settings menus for Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, and Reminders:




Mail (continued)



The only disadvantage to this we have observed is a potential need to tap on each respective menu to modify the Default Account setting. This setting determines to which account a new email, contact, calendar, or other item will be added when creating it from the mobile device. If you want new contacts to sync with your corporate Exchange email account you will likely need to change the default account setting from iCloud or "on my iPhone".








Accounts are accessible in each respective settings menu. This serves as a short cut to Accounts that sync the respective service whether it is Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, or Notes. The Exchange (or other account type) only needs to be configured in Mail to show up under the other settings menus if synchronization is enabled for each service when the account is added.








Continue to part 2:

iOS 10 Introduces Draft Folder Synchronization in Mail




About the Author: Aaron Cohoon is a Mobile Solutions Administrator for AppRiver, a leading hosted Exchange e-mail security provider. Aaron has a significant Technical Support background in the telecommunications industry, accompanied with an immeasurable drive and dedication.