How to Change Default Email App on iPhone or iPad

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With the release iOS 14 for the iPhone and iPadOS 14 for iPad in late 2020, Apple is making it possible for device owners to finally change their device’s default email app. This means that whenever you tap to send someone an email, your default mail app will launch for you to compose that message. The only caveat is that this will only work with third-party browser apps that have been updated to be available to set as the default email app. At the time of this video the only email app you could switch to use as the default email app was Outlook. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in both the YouTube video above and the image collection located beneath the steps.

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Steps to Change the Default Email App on iPhone or iPad

  1. Tap “Settings” on your iPhone or iPad home screen to open the Settings menu, and then tap the name of the app associated with the email app you want to set as the default email app on your iPhone or iPad. In this example I’ll tap Outlook. The information screen for that app is displayed.
  2. Tap “Default Mail App” in the list of options. The Default Mail App opens, showing you a list of all of your installed email apps that can be set as your default email app on your iPhone or iPad. In this example I’ll tap “Outlook” to place a check mark next to it and set it as my default email app. Going forward any time you tap to email someone, your iPhone or iPad will launch your new default email app to send that email.
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