There are a number of ways you can use email on your iPhone and much of it depends on what you want to specifically use it for. An example would be if you want to set up an email that only syncs contacts or calendars, but doesn’t sync mail, then you can go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars and then, Add Account and Other. From Other, select CardDAV if you want to sync contacts or CalDAV if you want to sync calendar. You can then use another email address for your emails if you want to use this feature on your iPhone.

If you want to use your gmail or Google Apps login on your iPhone, go to Server and enter “”. Then, enter your entire gmail account such as, or enter the email address that you use to login to Google Apps. You then need to use the same password that you use for whichever account you entered to be able to access those accounts on your iPhone. Once you have gone through these steps, you can enter a description of that account to differentiate it from any others you might be using.

When you are in your email you can quickly navigate through your inbox and other folders by swiping toward the right to go back one screen. Also, if you want to look at your inbox but don’t want to leave your current message, you can just drag the screen from the left edge as if you were dragging a page of a book downward. When you are done viewing your inbox you can put the page back to where you started by taking the opposite action to push the page back up.

If you swipe horizontally when you are in your email you will get to options such as “Trash” and “More”. Also, if you want to reply, forward, flag, mark as read, mark as junk or move a message, then you just need to tap on the appropriate prompts.

One thing you will notice in your iPhone email is that it uses short names and nicknames in your iMessage and SMS threads. If that is an issue and you want to see the full names of your contacts then you can turn this feature off by going to Mail, Contacts, and Calendars, then scroll down to the Contacts section, tap on Short Name and disable the “Short Name” switch. You can also turn of “Prefer Nicknames” to make sure iPhone uses your contact’s full names.

If you want to send media such as videos or photos to someone, you can tap in the compose text field and hold your tap down until you see the option to insert the media you want to send pop up. To complete this task, make sure you tap the right arrow by the option. This will show you the standard photo picker so you can choose which photo or video you want to attach.

There are a number of ways to manipulate the text in your emails, such as making the text bold, italic or underlined. To do this, select the text you want to format and tap on the “BIU” button. You can also change the size of the text by going to Settings, General, and then Text Size. To adjust the size, just slide the slider one way or the other until you reach what size you want.

As you get used to using email in your iPhone you will notice that you will be able to save time managing your inbox. You will also be able to send attachments and make your emails attractive and easy to read.