Here is how you can filter messages in Mail app in iOS 10

With iOS 10, Apple has added some big changes, including a complete remodel of the Messages app, a revamped News app, all new design Music app and more. Apple has also re-made a few apps with new features that may not seem like much on the surface, but what comes behind can make a difference. We are referring to the default Mail app in iOS10. Nothing major is changing, but it includes some cool new features that can make your daily email activities much better.


In iOS 10, the Mail app includes the ability to filter your messages, so you can clean up the mess in your inbox. If you are now using Apple’s default Mail app for your communication, this may come in handy. In this guide, we will run you through the steps to filter messages in the Mail app in iOS 10.

Steps to filter messages in the Mail app in iOS 10

Step one: First off, you are supposed to open the Mail app on your iPhone and head to your inbox to proceed

Step two: All you need to do now is to tap the Filter icon in the bottom left corner of the screen and it will change to solid blue with the text saying “Filtered by: Unread”. You can change that by tapping on it

Step three: Once you are done, the Mail app will offer a list of different ways you can use to filter your email. All you need to do is to tap on one you like and filter will be added. To stop filtering, you simply need to tap the Filter icon again.

Steps to master filter use in the Mail app in iOS 10

If you are new to the Mail app, chances that some of its filtering options may lead to confusion, but don’t worry because we got you covered.

  • In the Mail app, you can flag emails for later use by tapping the Flag button in the bottom left corner of the screen and select Flag
  • You can set up VIPs in the Mail app to make sure that you won’t miss emails from these people. Besides, the Mail app offers Only Addressed Me that allows you to see all emails directly sent to you and Only With Attachments to filter emails with attachments only.

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