Using Apple’s VIP Mail on the iPhone


Apple introduced VIP Mail with iOS 6 and Mountain Lion. It’s super handy and I use it all the time. Setup is so ridiculously easy it’s honestly hardly worth writing up:

  1. Launch Mail on your iPhone
  2. Navigate to your list of mailboxes
  3. Tap the blue triangle next to the one called “VIP”
  4. The VIP List window appears. To add a contact to the list, tap Add VIP…
  5. Make your selection. That’s it.

You can also create VIP-specific alerts by tapping VIP Alerts in step three above. iCloud users will notice that your VIP list syncs to your Mac running Mountain Lion automatically. Now, when a message arrives from one of your target contacts, it appears in the VIP mailbox, and gets a star when listed in the unified mailbox.

It’s very handy and I use it all the time. Check it out if you haven’t.

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