How to Flag an Email on an iPhone 7

Some emails that you receive through the Mail app on your iPhone will be more important than others. If one such email contains information that you want or need to view on a regular basis, then you may be looking for a way to mark it or save it in a location that is easy to find.

While you can use the search feature in the Mail app to locate an email, that can be difficult if there aren’t any good search parameters that allow you to find the message, or if you have forgotten a crucial piece of information where searching would be helpful.

Luckily there is a feature on the iPhone that allows you to “flag” an email, which will put it in a special folder and make it easier to find in the future.

Flagging an Email on an iPhone 7

These steps were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.1. Once you have flagged an email, you will be able to view it in the flagged folder that is accessible from the top level of the Mail app. You can get to this by tapping the Mailboxes button at the top-left of the screen, then selecting the Flagged folder. Continue below and see how to flag an iPhone email message.

Step 1: Open the Mail app.

open the mail app

Step 2: Tap the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen.

tap the edit button

Step 3: Select the email message that you want to flag, then tap the Mark button at the bottom-left corner of the screen.

select an email, then tap mark

Step 4: Select the Flag option.

how to flag an email message on an iphone 7

To see the email messages that you have flagged, tap the Mailboxes button at the top-left corner of the screen.

tap the mailboxes button

Then select the Flagged option.

select the flagged option

Now that you know how to flag an email on your iPhone 7, you can use this option to make it a little easier to find the emails that are important or may require follow up.

You can use a very similar technique to mark all of your emails as read. This is a great way to reduce the number with the red circle to a much lower number, or to eliminate it completely (or at least until you get some more emails.)