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If you get an e-mail that is important but you don't have time for right now, you can be reminded of it at a time of your choosing. This can be done with appropriately equipped mail clients as software or on the provider's website - or on the iPhone iOS 16 with the preinstalled mail app. In the Apple Mail app, you simply select a message from the inbox, use the reminder function and select the date and time for the follow-up. I'll show you how in a step-by-step guide. However, it didn't work for me.
So let's assume that you receive an e-mail that you should reply to. If the answer doesn't need to be written and sent immediately, you can do it later. Of course, this carries the risk that you forget the message in between and only rediscover it too late. Whether it's emails from friends, from work, from insurance or property management, you can be reminded of it:
To try this out, I emailed myself and followed the steps outlined in the guide above. You can see that by means of the screenshots below the list. However, that didn't do anything. I didn't get a reminder and the message that I should get one was still there after the reminder time was set.
Then I repeated the process with an email from a different sender – it didn't work here either. The reminder was effectively skipped and still displayed as a future event even after the set time had elapsed. Is this a bug or did I do something wrong? Please leave a comment with your experiences.
Did you know that you can cancel sending emails on iPhone and reschedule them for a later time? These are also innovations that came to the Apple smartphone in September 2022 with iOS 16. I have summarized how you can revoke e-mails and pre-plan transmission times and what you need to consider in these instructions:
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.