Tip of the Day: Quickly Mark All Emails as Read

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Mail in iOS 8 has a lot of helpful features that make it easier for you to deal with the onslaught of email messages. In addition to the new swipe gestures covered in a previous tip, iOS 8 also offers a quick way to mark all email messages as read. If you've glanced down the list of messages in your Inbox and determined there's nothing needing your attention, this is a quick way to deal with them.

To mark all email messages as read, tap on the Edit button at the top of the list of messages.

 

That moves the list slightly to the right and reveals a circle in front of each message that you tap to indicate which emails you want to act on. But in this case, you want to tap Mark All at bottom left, since you want to mark all as read.

 

Tapping on Mark All reveals a popup menu that lets you either Flag all the messages or Mark as Read.

 

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.