Default Mail Account

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by bdphifer, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. bdphifer macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2014
    Is there a way to set the default mail account for the iPad using iOS 8.x?

    Right now it always opens into the same account, and I'd like it to open into the main page showing all of the accounts.

    Is this possible?

  2. BrettDS macrumors 65816

    Nov 14, 2012
    You can set a default email account in Settings/Mail, Contacts, Calendars... scroll down a bit and look for "Default account" under the Mail heading, however, I don't think that will do what you want.

    Setting a default account simply lets iOS know which account to use when you click on a mail link on a web site or in an application.

    I don't think there is a way to force the mail app to come up with a specific account each time you open it, but in my experience it remembers what you had open last time. So if you leave it showing all the accounts then it should return there next time you open it.
  3. adamhenry macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2015
    On the Beach
    I haven't had any luck changing the way mail opens by setting the default account. It always opens telling me nothing is selected and then I work my way back to the main page and click the account that has new mail. I would like an answer as well.

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