Cus­tomise iOS Mail with VIPs

Only re­ceive the Mail no­ti­fi­ca­tions you care about

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For many of us, email is an im­por­tant means of com­mu­ni­ca­tion, but our Mail in­boxes tend to be much busier with news­let­ters, of­fers, spam and other noise than, say, our Mes­sages or Phone apps are likely to re­ceive.

You might be happy to get all th­ese emails, but it can mean your phone gets a bit busy with no­ti­fi­ca­tions, and if you don’t tend to open them all im­me­di­ately, there’s a chance you’ll miss an email from some­one im­por­tant in among the din. iOS in­cludes a fea­ture in the Mail app called VIP that can help here, though. Add con­tacts to your VIP list and you’ll have more flex­i­ble op­tions for no­ti­fi­ca­tions just for them, and you even get a sep­a­rate new in­box that pulls to­gether just the emails from your VIPs.

VIPs are sep­a­rate to your usual Favourite con­tacts, and when you add some­one to your Favourites list you won’t simultaneously add them to your VIP list (or vice versa), so you’ll have to cul­ti­vate your se­lec­tion of im­por­tant email­ers from new. But don’t worry – we’ll show you how to add new peo­ple to your VIP list from Mail or the Con­tacts app (as well as how to re­move them), and how to make the most of the list once you’ve built it. Matt Bolton

Add con­tacts to your VIP list and you’ll have more flex­i­ble op­tions for no­ti­fi­ca­tions

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