Email and Messaging

How to format your emails on iPhone

How to format emails on iPhone and iPad.

Until now you could only do very simple formatting of your email text - you could make it bold, italicized or underlined. iOS 13 adds rich text formatting, giving you many more options add style to your message with. Now you can quickly change font and text size and color, add numbered/bulleted lists and justify the text.

To use the format tools, start a new email from your iPhone or iPad's Mail app and tap the "<" button.

How to quickly insert photos and attach files to emails on iPhone

How to quickly insert photos and attach files to emails on iPhone and iPad.

iOS 13 has improved the Mail interface - instead of tapping and holding until a menu appears and then scrolling left and right to find your tool (which you can still do if you prefer), there is now a much more aesthetically pleasing and useful toolbar that you can open with a single tap. From this bar you can format your text, insert photos, take a photo, attach files, scan a document and insert a sketch.

How to zip and unzip files on iPhone and iPad

How to zip and unzip compressed files on iPhone and iPad.

iOS 13 finally adds support for zipping files and unzipping compressed files. You could do this before with third party apps but it's about time native support was added, especially since they introduced a file management system (Files) in iOS 11. Here's how to open and extract zipped files and how to compress your own files and folders on iPhone or iPad running iOS 13 or better:


How to save documents locally to your iPhone instead of on your iCloud

How to save downloads, documents and files locally on your iPhone or iPad instead of iCloud.

iPhones and iPads these days have quite a bit of storage, so you may have plenty of room to save documents on your device rather than spending money to upgrade your iCloud storage to the next tier. To do this you will want to set your internet downloads to automatically save locally, which is easy to do with Safari's new download manager and you will want to make sure you save email attachments locally. Also, anything you have stored in iCloud you can always move to a local folder in the Files app.

How do I send firework/shooting star animations on my iPhone?

Sending the fireworks or shooting star animation on your iOS device is just like sending lasers, balloons or confetti. Animations can only be sent between iOS devices running iOS 10 or later. If you are sending effects to someone who is not running iOS 10 or later, or is using a device that does not support iOS 10, they will not be able to see your animation.


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