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Apple iOS 5 Mail: Flag Messages as Important or Mark as Unread

Being able to flag email as important or mark as unread are features long overdue in iOS Mail. iOS 5 now includes it. Here’s how to use these two new email features.

Open Mail to the Inbox view, find the message(s) you’d like to flag, and tap the  Edit button.

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Now tap the message(s) you’d like to flag as important.

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Tap the Mark button at the bottom of the screen. A menu comes up with Flag or Mark as Read.

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Here I flagged a few messages as important. Once you flag the message, you’ll see a red flag icon next to it on the list. A flag icon will also appear in the body of the message.
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To unflag a message or mark it as unread, tap the Mark link inside the body of the message and tap the selection from the menu.

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Apple has added new email features like this and text formatting. With each improvement they make to Mail – the more the iPad becomes a better productivity tool. And not eye candy to  play games on.

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6 Responses to Apple iOS 5 Mail: Flag Messages as Important or Mark as Unread

  1. iUser October 18, 2011 at 9:04 am #

    So… how do I now see ONLY my flagged messages?
    I dont want to scrol, and scroll, and scroll through all my email to look for flagged messages.

  2. Tony October 18, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    Yes I can flag it but still need to scroll through to find that flag again!
    Why no search flag function?

  3. Tom October 20, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

    Is this available on iPhone as can only see the make as read option?

    • not November 18, 2011 at 10:43 am #

      iOS5 only

  4. Tom Moore October 27, 2011 at 6:38 am #

    Got to be kidding! This should come up in a menu when the message is swiped, as is the case for “Delete”.

  5. Efire1 August 2, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    Great. Now if you could find them. 🙁

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