How to Turn Off Mail on an iPhone

Do you have an email account on your iPhone that only receives junk mail or spam? You could delete the account from your iPhone if you aren’t using it, but you may simply prefer to turn off mail for the account instead.

This can be a preferable option if you are syncing other items from the account, such as notes or contacts, or if you like to send emails from the account. Plus, if you decide later that you want to start receiving mail on that account again, you can simply follow the steps below again to turn mail back on.


Turn Off Email on an iPhone Without Deleting an Account

The steps in this article will stop your iPhone from downloading new emails. This will not cancel or delete your email account, and you will still be able to view new email messages from your computer, or from other devices to which you have synced your email account.


Step 1: Tap 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: Tap the email account that you want to turn off.

select the mail account



Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Mail to turn it off. You will know that it is turned off when there is not any green shading around the button.

turn off the mail option



Do you want to completely delete an email account from your iPhone? Read this to learn how to delete a Gmail account from your iPhone. The steps are the same for other types of email accounts. newsletter

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