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How to Create Custom Folders in iOS Mail App

What there is to know

  • In the Mail app’s inbox, tap the left arrow () to see your mailboxes, then tap Edit > New mailbox. Then enter a name for the new mailbox.
  • To move messages, navigate to the mailbox containing the messages you want to move, touch Editthen select the emails and press Move.
  • Custom mailboxes can be especially useful if you use the Mail app to access Gmail, Yahoo Mail, or another email service.

This article introduces how to add new mail folders on iPhone. Instructions apply to all iPhones and iPads.

How to Create a Folder on iPhone Mail App

Creating new mailboxes only takes a few clicks and you can name them whatever you want.

  1. Open the Mail app on your iPhone.

  2. From your inbox, tap the icon () in the upper left corner to see your Mail boxes listing.

  3. Faucet Edit at the top of the screen.

  4. Select New mailbox in the lower right corner.

  5. Enter the desired name for the new folder in the field provided.

  6. To choose a different parent folder, tap the account under Mailbox locationand select the desired parent folder.

  7. Faucet to safeguardthen touch Do.

You can also create custom folders in the Apple Mail app on your Mac and sync them to iPhone or iPad. Delete any folders you set up in the iOS Mail app when you no longer need them.

How to move messages to a custom mailbox

When you receive emails in your inboxes, move them into custom folders to organize them.

  1. Open the Mail app on your iOS device.

  2. On the Mail boxes screen, tap the mailbox containing the messages you want to move.

  3. Faucet Editthen select the emails you want to move by tapping the circles next to each.

  4. Faucet Move.

  5. Select the custom mailbox from the list that appears to move the chosen emails.


  • How to create a new folder in Gmail?

    Gmail does not use “folders”. Instead, they have “labels”, which you can use to sort your emails similar to folders. To create a new label, navigate to Settings > Labels. Your custom labels will be at the bottom of the screen. Select Create a new label to add a new tag to the list.

  • How to add another email in iPhone mail app?

    To add an email account to your iPhone’s email app, go to Settings > Mail > Accounts > Add an account. Choose an email client (iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, Google, Yahoo, AOL, or Outlook), add login information, and follow the remaining instructions.

  • How do you receive email notifications on an iPhone?

    To receive email notifications in iOS 16, go to Settings > Mail > Notice. Make sure Allow notifications is on. You can type Customize Notifications to make further changes to a specific email account.