Blind Abilities presents a new iPhone101 Series entitled: “Managing Mail Messages and Accounts in iOS – Adding, Retrieving and Deleting, Oh My!”
This new series provides five individual demonstrations aimed at giving you the tools to effectively manage your email in an organized and efficient manner. Pete Lane walks us through each step of these processes in a snappy and thorough presentation.
Part 3: The Mail Preview feature in iOS.
The Mail Preview allows us to preview – read – a portion of an email while it is unopened in your Inbox. The portion of the email that can be previewed can range from none and up to five lines and is set by you in your Settings App. This can save you time in processing your emails and make you more efficient in using your Mail App. In fact, you may even be able to scroll through the majority of your Inbox without even having to open a single email.
In this short, iPhone 101 demonstration Pete Lane shows us not only where the Mail Preview settings reside on your iDevice, but how to adjust those settings for your optimal benefit.
- Ask Siri to open Settings or Single finger double tap on the Settings icon.
- Single finger swipe right down to Mail and Single finger double tap.
- Swipe right to “Preview”, Single finger double tap.
- Select the Preview selection you want to us.
Your Mail app will now reflect this preview in all messages in all accounts. Merely swipe to a message and Voiceover will automatically read the preview lines to you.
As an alternative to waiting for Voiceover to read the preview lines, you can also perform a 3-finger single-tap anywhere on your screen once focused on the message in the mailbox, and Voiceover will read the preview immediately. This can be an effective tool for controlling the process of managing your email quickly and efficiently.
Stay tuned for Parts 4, 5 and 6 of our series, “Managing Mail Messages and Accounts in iOS – Adding, Retrieving and Deleting, Oh My!” as we demonstrate how to delete an entire email account, add that account back on to your iDevice and finally, how to add a brand new email account to your device.
You can find Parts 1 and 2 of this iPhone101 Series and many more iPhone101 and QuickBytes here.
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