How to Change the Default Email Account in iOS 10

Your iPhone’s Mail app can support multiple email accounts. You can then use the “All Inboxes” feature to view a combined listing of all of the emails that you receive for those accounts.

This makes it easy for multiple-account email users to manage their messages in a simple and convenient way.

But you may have found that your iPhone only sends new email messages from one of your accounts by default, unless you manually change the sending account.

If you would rather that the iPhone use a different default email than the one that is currently set, then our guide below will show you where the iPhone’s default email account setting is located so that you can adjust it.

How to Set the Default Email Account on an iPhone 7

The steps in this guide were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.2. This is going to allow you to set the email that is used by default when you create new emails on your iPhone. You will still be using the email address to which a message was sent when you reply to an email.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open iphone settings

Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Mail option.

open the iphone mail settings

Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and choose the Default Account option.

change the iphone default email account

Step 4: Select the other email account that you would like to use as the default for new messages sent from your iPhone.

how to set the default email account in ios 10

Now that you know how to change the default email account in iOS 10, you can change which account your phone uses when performing email-related actions.

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