How to Use Threads to Organize Emails on the iPhone

Many email conversations can extend to multiple messages and include different combinations of people, so it can become difficult to keep track of what information is contained within that conversation.

Many email providers and programs have therefore moved to an option called threaded email.

This will group all of the emails that contain the same email subject into one location, making it easier for you to reference information from earlier messages.

You can use threads to organize your email conversations on the iPhone 5 if you so choose.

This option is found on the Mail, Contacts, Calendars menu on the device and will be turned on for all of the email accounts that you have added to your device.

Our short guide below will show you where to go to enable this setting.

Organize Email by Thread on the iPhone 5

The steps for this tutorial were performed on an iPhone 5 in iOS 8. Earlier versions of iOS may require slightly different steps.

Step 1: Open the iPhone Settings menu.

iphone settings menu

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

open mail, contacts, calendars menu

Step 3: Scroll down and touch the button to the right of Organize by Thread to turn the option on. You will know that it is enabled when there is green shading around the button, as in the image below.

turn on the organize by thread option

Now that you know how to use threads to organize emails on an iPhone, you can make it easier to find the emails that are all related to the same conversation.

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