Customise iOS Mail gestures
Change the gestures used by iOS Mail to help organise emails in a hurry
Assign the actions you need to the swipe gestures in Mail on your iPhone or iPad
The version of Mail in iOS 8 is a big improvement, and includes a number of features that make it easier to manage the daily barrage of emails. One of the most useful of new features is the ability to use gestures – a simple finger swipe either left or right across an email in the list of them for options to quickly delete it, mark it as read or unread, or to perform a number of other tasks without even having to open or read the message.
Those two basic gestures work well for triaging new messages, and you have the ability to customise the actions they perform. (It’s no surprise that Microsoft’s recently released iOS version of Outlook includes similar gestures.) Your options are fairly limited, but you can do things like switch around the actions (which is handy if you’re lefthanded), or archive emails rather than simply delete them.
These customisation options are rather limited, but if you dig a little deeper into Mail’s settings you can make changes that will help you to organise your emails in the way that suits you best. Cliff Joseph