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How to make the Mail app load faster on your iPhone

  • You can make the Mail app load faster on your iPhone by removing preview lines when emails appear in your inbox.
  • Usually, Apple’s Mail app shows a few lines of preview text before opening the email, but you can change these settings as you wish.
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Holidays mean stuffed bellies and bottoms.

But they also mean inboxes full of

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offers, shipping confirmations for gifts, and holiday RSVPs.

This highlights one of the most frustrating aspects of checking email on an iPhone’s Mail app — your messages don’t always load very quickly into your inbox.


I think we all have a name in mind for this loading icon. Being an impatient person, I consider this to be “the circle of death”.

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That is, unless you implement a setting change for your Mail app to prioritize new messages you have, rather than sending it piles of preview text and bogging down the uptime buffer to refresh your inbox.

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How to make the Mail app faster on your iPhone

Here’s how to streamline your iPhone’s mail service so it loads messages faster, in just a few simple steps:

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Scroll down to the “Mail” page. Press it.


Click Mail.

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3. Under “Message list” is a setting for “Preview”. Open it.


Preview lines in your inbox slow down message loading time.

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4. Select nothing.” If you prefer to be able to get the gist of a message without opening it at all, you can also set multiple lines of preview text, but the more lines you set, the longer it will take to load.


Choose how many lines of preview text you want to see.

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Now that you’ll only see recipients and subject lines in your inbox, your iPhone won’t take long to load new messages.


Your inbox will be much more streamlined, in addition to loading new messages faster.

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