How to disable the Mail app in iOS 11?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by bingefeller, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. bingefeller macrumors 6502a

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    Greetings,

    I have iOS 11.2.6 and I would like to switch to the official Gmail app for my emails.

    How do I stop the mail app giving me notifications and downloading new emails?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    Disable or delete your account(s) from the Mail app. You can do this in Settings > Accounts & Passwords

    However this will stop you from composing emails outside of the Gmail app.
     
  3. Mefisto macrumors 6502a

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    The best solution would be to just disable notifications for the Mail app (Settings>Notifications>Mail), and enable notifications for the Gmail app. That way you can still compose mails on the stock app (which is needed if you f. ex. click a link on a webpage or something similar), but all notifications appear on Gmail.

    This would mean, however, that you'd have to have the Mail app on your phone, but I just chucked it in to a folder when I had the same arrangement.
     
  4. bingefeller thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys.

    Now I have found out two options, I will decide which one is best for me.
     
  5. riteshritesh macrumors member

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  6. 960design macrumors 68030

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    1. Delete the mail app: Long press until wiggle, then tap (x)
    2. OR Settings > iCloud > Mail > Toggle Off
     
  7. bingefeller thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks again folks. I wouldn't want to delete the Mail app, just in case I want it back. :)
     
  8. cynics macrumors G4

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    You redownload from the App Store “Mail” the dev is Apple to confirm its the correct app.
     

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