Setting the Default Email Account on iPhone

Having multiple email accounts on your iPhone is convenient, especially now with a unified Mail inbox in iOS 4.2. When sharing a link or photo though, Mail automatically chooses to send it with your default email account. Tapping on the sharing button in Safari, Photos or other third-party apps brings up the following menu:

Mail Link

To change your default email account and make it active for sharing links and photos, begin by opening Settings from the home screen.


Scroll down and tap onĀ Mail, Contacts, Calendars section.

Mail Contacts Calendars

From the Mail preferences window, tap on Default Account.

Default Account

In the next window, a list of your attached email accounts will appear. Tap on the email account you would like to use as your default.

Choose Account

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