Show a To or CC Label on Emails in the iPhone Inbox

Do you receive a lot of email messages on your iPhone, and need a way to help determine which are the most important, and which can wait until you have time to respond? One possible way to make this identification is by using the To/BCC label on your messages. This setting will add a gray To or a gray CC button to your email, letting you know whether the message was sent directly to you, or whether you were simply copied on it.

While this may not be a perfect way of assigning priority to the messages in your inbox, it can be useful for individuals that have overwhelming amounts of emails that require their attention. Using this labeling method to sort priority will allow you to see that you were the primary recipient on a message, meaning that it probably requires your attention, or that you were just CC’d on it, meaning that it is something that you should merely be aware of.


Add a To/CC Label to Your iPhone Emails

This article was written using an iPhone 5 that was running the iOS 8 operating system.

These steps will add a To or CC button to the email messages in your inbox, letting you know on which line of the email your address was included.


Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

open the settings menu



Step 2: Scroll down and select the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option.

open the mail, contacts, calendars menu



Step 3: Scroll down and touch the button to the right of Show To/CC label. You will know that the option is turned on when there is green shading around the button, as in the image below.

turn on the show to/cc label option



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