How to Edit and Manage Email Preview on iPhone 13

This post will walk you through configuring the iOS 15 mail app settings to control how email previews appear in your inbox. Here’s a quick guide on how to edit and manage email preview on iPhone 13 and other iPhone models running in iOS 15.4.1.

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iOS 15 Mail Previews

An email preview or preheader refers to the text that appears in the inbox. This text shows a brief overview of what the email message is all about. With this email preview text, you can get a hint on what type of email you’re about to read. Usually, an email preview contains the first line of the entire email message. 

Reading the email preview will let you know what an email is about without having to open it completely.

The latest version of iPhone Mail typically shows two lines of text for every email preview or preheader. If this does not meet your preferences, you can configure the in-built mail app settings and change the preview lines accordingly.

If you want to view less, choose a lower number and bigger to view longer preview lines. In recent iOS devices, email preheaders can be viewed up to five lines. 

Steps to Edit and Manage Email Preview on iPhone 13

If you think the current preview lines on your iPhone 13 Mail app is not the right amount for you, then you can change it with these subsequent steps.

Step 1: First, go to the Home screen and then tap Settings to access the iOS settings app menu.
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Step 2: In the main Settings menu, scroll to find and then tap Mail. Another window opens with relevant options and features.
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Step 3: Navigate to the Message List section and then tap Preview.
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Step 4: On the succeeding window, select your preferred preview line. 
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Among the available options include None, 1 line, 2 lines, 3 lines, 4 lines and 5 lines.

Selecting None will remove any preview from all emails in your inbox. All it shows are the email subject or header. This gives your inbox more space to show more emails.

The recent changes will be automatically to every email including new mail in the inbox. To check and see how it works, launch Mail and go to your inbox. There, you should see the updated preview lines.

Should you wish to change it again, just repeat the above steps to get back to the Mail preview settings and select your preferred preview line.

The above steps are also applicable on other iPhone models that have the same iOS version with the iPhone 13 series. Actual screens and menu items may vary between device models and carriers so every device’s interface may likewise differ.

Other Customizable Mail Features in iOS 15.4.1

Aside from email preview lines, there are also other mail app features and options that you can customize according to your preferences. 

Among the said features in the iOS 15 mail app include Show To/Cc labels, Swipe Options, Load Remote Images, Always Bcc Myself, Mark Addresses, Increase Quote Level and Email Signature, to name some.

Altering the default values of any of these features is done through the Mail app settings menu.

Notification settings for the iPhone 13 Mail can also be customized based on how you’d like to get notified whenever a new email arrived in your inbox.

To get this done, you will need to head over to Settings-> Mail-> Notifications menu and then tap Customize Notifications. Be sure to select the correct email account (if you’ve set up multiple emails) and then select your preferred settings for notification alerts such as Badges or Alerts. Notification sounds can also be customized and altered with your preferred alert tone or ringtone.

If for some reason unexpected errors occur after changing the default options, just quit then restart the Mail app or reboot the iPhone to clear any errant system cache.

More about Email Previews

A common practice to compose an email preview text is to add an extra Call To Action (CTA) in it. But the most common is to use the preview text to summarize the content of the email message. This makes the recipient get a grasp of what it’s about at a glance.

And that’s how you edit the iOS 15 Mail settings and alter the default email preview settings for all the email messages in your inbox.

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