May 13, 2021

Since the first iPhone was released, Apple have not enabled people to change their default browser and email apps to their personal preference. Safari and Mail have been the pre-installed apps that come downloaded onto every iPhone you turn on. 

However, with the release of iOS 14, Apple have made a change to this restriction, now allowing you to personalise your browser and mail default settings. There are now a huge variety of third-party apps available to be set as your defaults, including Gmail and Chrome.

Changing your default mail app will mean when you perform a task that requires an email, your iPhone will open your new app that you have set as the default. The full list of default mail apps include Gmail, Outlook, Spark, Hey, Airmail, Boomerang, DecoMailer, and Twobird. As updates progress, this list is expected to increase to include a wider range of apps. 

To change your default mail app, follow the steps below: 

 

How to change your default email app:

 

  1. Open your settings app on your iPhone
  2. Scroll down through your settings until your find the app that you are wanting to make your default mail app (e.g Gmail)
  3. Tap this and then select "Default Mail App"
  4. Here you should see a full list of all of the mail apps available that you could select as your default. Tap the app you wish to be your default

 

 

This app is now your default mail app. If you have downloaded a specific app you wish to use as your main mail app and it does not appear, this means that it is currently not supported. However, check back after each time your update your phone as it will likely appear in the near future! 

 

Here at DeXTech, we are here to help you with your technology requirements. We stock a wide range of Apple products, from the iPhone 4s all the way through to the iPhone XS, plus the iPad range. Along with this, we carry a huge range of Android smartphones and tablets, including Samsung, Pixel and LG. With these devices on hand we are able to offer technical support every step of the way from assisting to get your device setup to dealing with issues such as network issues or software troubleshooting. We have a helpful team who can lend a hand via our tech support email address: support@dextech.co.nz. Do not hesitate to reach out!



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