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How to Unsend and Schedule Emails in Mail App with iOS 16

With iOS 16, Apple has made it possible to schedule or cancel the emails you send using the Stock Mail app on your iPhone.

You’ve probably heard that iOS 16 introduced the ability to edit and unsend iMessages, a long-requested feature. Not many people know this, but iOS 16 also added similar functionality to the Mail app, giving you the ability to cancel and schedule emails.

Many iPhone and iPad owners use other messaging apps that have this feature. But now that the native Mail app has them too, the Mail app is back in the running to be one of the best mail apps. If you want to schedule or cancel sending emails in iOS 16 from the Mail app, here’s how.


How to Schedule Emails in iOS 16

If you write an email on your iPhone or iPad and want to schedule it for later, you can easily do that with iOS 16. To do this, you need to hold down the blue Send in the Mail app once you’ve composed your email.

When you do this, several scheduling options appear. You can also touch send later to choose another date or time.

Once you tap on the day and time, Mail will automatically schedule the email for the selected time. When you do this, a send later folder will appear in the Mail app. You can manage all your scheduled emails here.

How to Unsend Emails in iOS 16

If you want to unsend an email, you will have a short window to do so after you send it. Once you’ve sent an email, you’ll see the option at the bottom of the screen to Cancel send.

To cancel sending, just tap on it and the email will be cancelled. However, you only have about 15 seconds to do so. It looks like this feature delays sending your email for that amount of time, giving you the option to cancel it if it was an error.

If you use your Mail app frequently, also consider deleting all your emails to free up space and organize your inbox.

Can anyone see if you’re canceling or scheduling an email?

When you unsend an iMessage, the user receives a notification that the message was not sent. Some might wonder if the same goes for emails you cancel in the Mail app. But since this feature works with a delay, the recipient won’t know that you didn’t send that email.

This delay feature just means that it waits around 15 seconds to send the email in the first place. Likewise, no one will know if you schedule an email because it simply won’t be sent before the set time.