Change Flag Color in the iPhone Mail App in iOS 13

Edited by Jay

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Change the default flag color in the Mail app on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 13. Including Apple's default orange, users now have an additional seven colors (8 total) to choose from when flagging emails.

Color coding flagged emails is an incredibly smooth and functional way to keep your inbox looking neat and organized, rather than resembling that of a spam/junk box on an AOL account from 01'. It's an excellent addition to email thread muting option released with iOS 13.

Flagging and unflagging emails requires nothing more than a swipe and a tap. Changing the flag color requires only a few extra actions, which we'll go through in the tutorial.

For this guide, we used an iPhone 7 running iOS 13.3.1.

Change the Flag Color for Emails on iPhone and iPad

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  1. 1
    Open the Mail app.
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  2. 2
    Go to your inbox, swipe left on an email, then tap Flag.
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  3. 3
    Now that your email is flagged, swipe left on it once again, then tap More.
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  4. 4
    Scroll down to reveal the 7-color-palette, then tap the color you wish to flag.
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  5. 5
    You'll now see the flag color you just selected in the lower right corner of the email (when viewing your inbox).
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    To change the flag color or unflag the email altogether, swipe left on the message, then tap either Unflag or More.
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    You can repeat the above steps for each color/email you wish to flag.
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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